Art and Antiquing in Tokyo

Dive into the world of Japanese art galleries and antiques markets.


An introductory guide to Japanese art history and its various genres. Pick up tips on collecting art and handle a variety of pieces.
Nov 12 | 10am–12pm | Jean Pearce classroom

Ginza Gallery Tour
A guided tour of contemporary and traditional art galleries in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district.
Nov 19 | 11am–1pm | Meeting point: Le Café Doutor Ginza, Sanai Building

Heiwajima Antique Fair Tour

Hunt for treasures at a large indoor antiques market and learn bargaining strategies (language support available). Share your purchases over coffee afterwards.
Dec 6 | 10am–1pm | Meeting point: Tully’s Coffee, Heiwajima 6-1-1, Ota Ward

Instructor: Kara Besher
A longtime resident of Japan, Kara has run a contemporary art gallery in Tokyo, advised museums and private collectors, managed an artist-in-residence program, reviewed exhibitions for magazines and taught art management at Keio University. Besher holds an art history degree from Sophia University and a certification in arts appraisal from New York University.


  • ¥12,000 (excludes transportation and museum entrance fee)
  • Cancellation deadline: Nov 1
  • Prices exclude consumption tax.
  • Classes until the end of September 2019 will be subjected to 8% consumption tax.
  • Classes from October 2019 onward will be subjected to 10% consumption tax.