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Shokkan: Japanese Art Through the Sense of Touch

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To truly appreciate Japanese art, one must feel it.

Exhibition Overview

Shokkan: Japanese Art Through the Sense of Touch

Exhibition Type
Art, Contemporary Art, Design
Area Size
200 to 500 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Availability
2024
2025
2026
2027
2028
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:


This hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format:
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Core Experience
Hands-on activities
Original collection

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Description

Many Japanese works of art serve simultaneously as utilitarian objects. They are meant to be used in everyday life as well as appreciated for their beauty and craftsmanship.


This exhibition, the first of its kind, will explore the way Japanese objects engage with the human sense of touch to create shokkan – a critical component in the creation, appreciation, and circulation of Japanese art. Shokkan is not just about the haptic sensation felt at one’s fingertips, but is a combination of human senses, memory, and language.


The exhibition will showcase a stunning array of Japanese objects including ceramics, furniture, textiles, paintings, and armour. Audiences will engage their senses through interactive touch experiences. Digital media, touchable objects made by contemporary artisans, and commissioned works will allow visitors to engage their senses in the exploration of shokkan. Currently in development, here are suggested themes and topics:

  • Designed to touch: texture, comfort, protection
  • Designed to handle: function
  • Tactile appreciation: ceremony, ritual, obsession
  • Representing and imagining touch: embrace, contact, emotion

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Collections

Textiles & Costumes
Paintings Drawings & Prints
Decorative objects
Everyday objects
Ritual objects

General Information

Available Package Options
Collection and interpretation
Languages
English
French

Venues

Past and Future Venues
Presently in development. Will debut at ROM February 2026.

Extra Info

Highlights
Curatorial excellence
Treasure collection

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