California Design at the National Art Center

One of three museums of the Art Triangle Roppongi

By Jessica A Paje    - 1 min read

Art Triangle Roppongi is also known as Tokyo's new artistic hub and The National Art Center, Tokyo, is just one of the museum's that make up the "triangle."

As a Native-Californian, my visit to this center was sparked by the announcement that it would be presenting the first exhibition of modern California design focused in the areas of Shaping, Making, Living & Selling California Modern designs that emerged mid-century.

"California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way" exhibit presents over 250 objects to include furniture, metalwork and my favorite, fashion and textiles. Until June 3, 2013.

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Jessica A Paje

Jessica A Paje @jessica.paje

Originally from San Diego, California, I lived in Yokosuka, Japan, for 5 years. In 2010, I arrived with a new outlook on my future. Mainly, to refocus on family and let my curiosities take us to places we’ve only dreamt of. Along the way, we’d hopefully develop new friendships and simply collect memories to last a lifetime. Then, there was the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. I will never forget that experience and the devastating effects it had on the entire country. I asked the community, “What can I do to help?” Collecting, sorting, and packing donations, was the least I could do. I also went to California for 1 month, raised a monetary donation for Red Cross, and secured phone interviews to help spread the word on how others from the USA could assist. I was determined to show my family, friends, and folks across the world that it would be okay to return to Japan. I wanted them to know that the little things that make up this beautiful country still existed. What better way than to use a platform such as Japan Travel to share photos and stories full of life, history, and culture. It is a pleasure to say I have contributed more than 150 articles to a database that now collectively holds more than 15,000! This journey has not only allowed me to realize my initial goals, but I’d like to think that it has somehow played a role in sparking an interest locally and across the globe for others to experience all that is published here and more. I invite you to also share your wonderful stories, offer comments, and ask questions right here. Feel free to contact me at Safe travels! ٩( ๑╹ ꇴ╹)۶