Six Boats is an installation of six five-meter-long boats held aloft in the central atrium space. This work depicts six boats setting sail on Ginza’s “sea of memories,” navigating postwar difficulties toward recovery.

Chiharu Shiota

Born 1972 in Osaka Prefecture, currently based in Berlin. In 2008, Shiota received the Art Encouragement Prize from the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In addition to solo exhibitions held across the world including Art Gallery of South Australia (2018), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2018), Smithsonian Institution Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (2014), the Museum of Art, Kochi (2013), MIMOCA Marugame Genichiro- Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (2012), and the National Museum of Art, Osaka (2008), she has participated in numerous international exhibitions such as the Biennale of Sydney (2016), the Kiev Biennale (2012), and the Yokohama Triennale (2001). In 2015, she represented Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition. Plans to hold her largest individual exhibition ever at the Mori Art Museum in June 2019.

Photo: Ken Kato

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    Nicolas Buffe

    《 "Fantastic Gift" The Story of the Kingdom of Winter and the Kingdom of Summer 》

    2F Central Open Ceiling

    2018.11.12(Mon) - 2019.02.20(Wed)

    Fantastic Gift Story

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The iconic atrium at the center of the GINZA SIX building will feature the Shining Elephant, measuring approximately 3 meters high and more than 4 meters long. In the scene from the story reenacted here, little angels called the Putti deliver the Shining Elephant from the Kingdom of Summer to the Kingdom of Winter by drone.

Nicolas Buffe

Born in Paris, France, in 1978, and relocated to Tokyo in 2007, Nicolas Buffe creates his own unique worlds through a remarkable blending of Japan’s anime culture, an influence since his youth, with American subcultures, based on the background of baroque art, and traditional forms of European culture from the medieval and Renaissance periods. Inspired by the humanist concept of serio ludere, or serious play, his works incorporate visual elements and interactive experiences fused with narrative elements.

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    Daniel Buren

    《 Like a flock of starlings: work in situ 》

    2F Central Open Celing

    2018.4.2(Mon) - 10.31(Wed)

    Supervised by Mori Art Museum
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The iconic atrium at the center of the GINZA SIX building will feature a new art installation by Daniel Buren, a French artist who has exhibited numerous works around the world over the past 50 years. The artwork features a total of 1,500 of Daniel Buren’s trademark 8.7 cm red and blue striped flags.

Daniel Buren

Artist. Born in Paris, France, 1938. Starting in 1965, based on a self-conceived notion, Buren has produced numerous works that feature 8.7 cm wide stripes. His works have appeared in many forms, genres, media, and locations, including paintings, sculpture, murals, and buildings. To date, he has exhibited several thousands of works. In 1986, he was awarded the Golden Lion after entering the Biennale di Venezia as the French representative. He was the 2007 laureate of the Praemium Imperiale in the painting field. In 2016, his exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton art galleries in Paris, designed by Frank Owen Gehry, caused a sensation. In Japan as well, he has participated in numerous art festivals and installed permanent exhibitions, including the Yokohama Triennale 2005 and Ibaraki’s Kenpoku Art (2016).

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Under the supervision of the Mori Art Museum, the grand opening will be celebrated with the latest installations of the avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama. Ever since her involvement in the 60s New York art scene, Yayoi Kusama has gained international attention, becoming one of the best known Japanese artists in the world.

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. She studied Japanese art before relocating to the United States in 1957, and began her creative career in New York. Her innovative expressions captured admiration internationally, and in 1998 she became the first Japanese artist to have a solo exhibition at MoMA.

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    《 Autumn 「りんご・RINGO」 》

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秋が始まりりんごが旬を迎えます。ウィンドウの1面ではマザーグースの“A was an apple-pie”とウィリアム・テルの伝説を、もう1面では、ニュートンの万有引力の閃きを題材に、りんごを用いてデザインしました。りんごは、聖書やことわざ、神話や白雪姫のような童話に登場し、シンボルマークとしても使われ、何故か私たちを惹きつけ、想像力を豊かにしてくれる果物です。りんごの味覚と一緒に、少し不思議なディスプレイもお楽しみ下さい。

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PUBLIC ART GINZA SIX suggests a rich lifestyle where art can be accessed easiely by providing its guests a chance to see various types of art up close. Under the supervision of Mori Art Museum, GINZA SIX exhibits a choice of three globally praised artists and their art pieces at all times.

A sculpted peice combining Edo-komon-style printed morning glories, Chinese bellflowers, chrysanthemums, and butterflies. Edo-komon is an exquisite Japanese style of print that brings out the uniqueness in detailed, strictly-formatted prints. This design is the end result of Japanese craftsmen competing for a more detailed, smaller, and thinner patterned designs, which was encouraged by the law established during the Edo period to ban extravagant, flashy kimonos. *Writer’s Message “Arranging an eternal flower that will pass on the accumulation of time, memories, culture and emotions that lie here amongst us to the future.”

Shinji Ohmaki

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1971. Ohmaki continues to announce dynamic installations and public art pieces which awake the viewers’ physical senses.

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Featuring “Paradise and Boundaries” as the theme, Funai captures the full space as her canvas and expresses the intersection of the painted world and reality through using mirrors. The person standing in front of the piece is reflected in the painting, consequently transforming the viewer into the leading character. By painting a fictional paradise that resides in anyone's mind, people passing by and the scenery of reality mix with the imaginary world, turning over each the ideal and reality – the 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional, the existent and nonexistent, the past and the present – into one, thus creating a new world and vision. This symbolizes that the future is shaped by people’s imagination.

Misa Funai

Born in Kyoto in 1974. Graduated from Tsukuba University with a Master’s degree in art research in 2001. Exhibits include “VOCA An outlook of contemporary paintings – artists with a new dimension – ” at Ueno Royal Museum in 2009/2010, “Wonderful World” at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2014.

The piece newly made for GINZA SIX is painted by layering dramatic shapes onto drifting colors, thus creating a deep and massive space. The spacious and infinite feeling of the piece gives us the impression of the unconscious mind, while the shapes drawn as though they were dancing brings out what we can visualize (our conscious minds). The painting located just steps away from the retail area lures viewers into Domoto’s artistic space where the conscious and unconscious coincide.

Yuumi Domoto

Born in Paris, 1960. After graduating from Tama Art University with a degree in painting, graduated from Cooper Union Art Division (New York). Starting off with her private show at Sagacho Exhibit Space, she participated in numerous exhibitions within Japan and overseas.

LIVING WALL ARTOn the two 12m-long living walls (located on the Chuo-dori side and the Mihara-dori side open-ceiling space) are two paired art pieces, produced by JTQ Junji Tanigawa.

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    《 Universe of Water Particles on the Living Wall 》

    Living Wall Chuo-dori Side Open Ceiling Space

    Size: H11,810×W1,920 mm
    Art Type: Digital Installation, LED, Endless

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An installation piece portraying a waterfall that changes its appearance according to the changing light of the sun. “By creating the rock inside an imaginative three-dimensional space, we let the water fall. The water is expressed by countless particles of water, and is calculated by the mutual influence among the particles. The waterfall is constructed as a physical simulation of water, and through the movement of a randomly selected 0.1% water particle, we draw a line over the space. The waterfall is created by the sum of those lines. In other words, there are 1000 times more water particles behind the countless lines, and the mutual influence among them is what decides the curve of the lines.”


A group of digital technology experts including programmers, engineers, CG animators, illustrators, mathematicians, architects, web designers, graphic designers, and editors. Under the concept of collective creation, they work beyond the boundaries of art, science, technology and creativity.


  • Patrick Blanc

    《 Living Canyon 》

    Living Wall Mihara-dori Side Open-Ceiling Space

    Size: H11,020×W2,700 mm

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A Patrick Blanc original, this vertical two-dimensional art piece, which contains no soil, mixes numerous plants including those particular to the Japanese land. As can be seen from the title, the piece expresses a deep, shaded ravine illuminated from sunlight from the top of a cliff. The reason why different plants survive under the ever-changing weather is because each species adapts perfectly to a particular type of light energy. The diversity of vegetation reflects the beauty, creativity, and tactics of the biological worl

Patrick Blanc

Born in 1953 in Paris. A botanist and artist, he is known for creating vertical gardens. His major works include “Green Bridge,” which features plants growing over a glass corridor.