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Prince Takamado Gallery

Located in the Embassy of Canada to Japan B2 basement, the Prince Takamado Gallery presents exhibitions of Canadian paintings, sculptures, photography, textiles, designs and other artwork. It was given its current name in April 2003 as one of several Canadian initiatives to commemorate Prince Takamado’s contribution to Canada-Japan relations.

Visitor access to the Embassy of Canada to Japan requires government-issued photo identification (for example,  passport, drivers license, national qualification card, resident card or my number card), or 2 forms of identification: employee or health insurance card plus an unexpired photo identification (for example, company/corporation).

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Embassy of Canada to Japan, in Tokyo
Public Affairs Section
7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-8503, Japan
Telephone: 03-5412-6200

Closed on weekends and Embassy office closures.

Current exhibition

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Adad Hannah - May 31 to September 22, 2023

Tides & Moons: Herring Capital (2022)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2022)

The Embassy of Canada to Japan is pleased to present “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” an exhibition by Vancouver-based artist Adad Hannah. Hannah is known for his photographs, videos, and installations using the tableau vivant (living pictures) technique, which was popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. Tableau vivant is a show in which a group of costumed artists poses to simulate a scene from history, a literary work, or a famous painting.

In this exhibition, Hannah films 14 formerly incarcerated women as characters from “A Midsummer Night's Dream” as a part of the Circle Project, developed by filmmaker Brenda Longfellow and restorative justice advocate and criminologist Brenda Morrison.

The women featured in the film served over 100 years collectively in the Canadian prison system, and nine of them had just been released to transition houses at the time of the production. They spent three weeks working with a team of professionals, including Hannah, to create the sets, script, and costumes. Hannah photographed the finished project as a tableau vivant portrait.

The images, which are woven together with various elements from the participants' diverse backgrounds, are filled with mysterious energy generated by the women's fleeting blinks and subtle body movements. We hope you enjoy Hannah's unique perspective, using classical techniques, which illuminates these women as they reconnect to society through imagination, narrative, and performance.


May 31 to September 22, 2023

  • Monday to Friday - 10 am to 5:30 pm (Last entry 5 pm)

Closed on weekends and Embassy office closures.



Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery (7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)



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