Dollhouse Exhibition at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 2024

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The Story of Tiny Lights-
Yokohama, the birthplace of gas lamps in Japan.
A world of miniatures in a place full of romance!

 Dollhouses are miniature arts and crafts that are miniaturized houses, they are basically one-twelfth the size of a house, and are said to have originated in the 16th century when a German marquis had them made for his beloved daughter, who enjoyed learning how to run a castle and entertain guests in each room through dollhouses.
Those fascinating works were spread among the aristocracy as a part of children’s emotional education and quickly spread throughout the world when mass production became possible due to the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century.

In 1997 in Japan, the first national organization “the Japan Dollhouse Association” was established, and today, the association has seven branches in Japan and abroad, promoting and exchanging dollhouses, certifying and training instructors, and providing other services.The association now has seven chapters in Japan and abroad, and is engaged in the promotion and exchange of dollhouses, as well as the certification and training of instructors.

This exhibition will present the history and present state of dollhouses, and will be held in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, a historical building recognized as a Heritage of Industrial Modernization, with the theme of “lights”. A wide variety of works, from antique dollhouses from the Dollhouse Museum Hakone, which has the world’s two largest collections, to new works and representative works by 37 contemporary Japanese artists active today, will be gathered here in Yokohama!

Please enjoy the exhibition filled with miniature romance to your heart’s content under the lights of the Minato Mirai in Yokohama district.

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Dates: Wed. April 10 – Mon. April 22, 2024

Hours: 11:00 – 18:00 *Only Friday until 20:00 ( ★18:00- Night Museum Music Live /Free)
Admission: General (high school students and older): 1,200 yen / Kids (Elementary and junior high school students): 500 yen *Free admission for preschool children
Venue: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1, 2F
Address: 1-1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Japan

Exhibiting artists: (Japan Branch) Kazuko Aizawa / Toshiaki Akiyama / AMI YAMAGUCHI / Yoshiaki Ito / Yuriko Uchikawa / Daiki Endo / Fumiko Ogawa / Fumiko Onozuka / Takashi Kamata / Junna Kamiya / Kazuma Kudo / Yoshimi Kurata, Zenzodo / Kaoru Jishu / Yoshimi Simeno / Nobuko Suzuki / Kimi Takahashi / Shizuka Tsuchiya / Saikuji Tsuji / Kyosuke Nakamura / Mikako Nishi / Kaori Hattori / Yuka Hirata HIROMI FUKUZAWA / Rika F / Isako FURUHASHI / Nozomi MATSUMOTO / Michiko MITSUMOTO / Tatsuya YAGI / Keiko YAYANAGI / Yoko YAMAGUCHI / Yuriko / Hitomi YOSHIKUBO / Kumiko YOSHIDA / ribbon / Makiko WADA (Taiwan Branch) Kuo Huan Huan / Shiharu LI / Hsu Hsiao Hsiao

Advance tickets (additional fee will be charged) can be purchased here.

《Events during the exhibition》
Miniature Sale Weekend Only
Dates:4.13.Sat. /14.Sun. /20.Sat. /21.Sun.
Miniature Workshop
 ※Weekday only(Participation fee required)Dates:4.10.Wed.〜 12.Fri. /15.Mon.〜19.Fri. /22.Mon. ★Details and Reservation here

Quiz Game ※Ends when the prizes run out.(Free)

Mon amour Yokohama -Japanese Showa-era Songs〈MusicLive〉Friday Only (Free /3 stages of 20 min. each)
Dates:4.12.Fri /19.Fri. 18:00〜20:00
Players:Koki Fujimoto (Gt.), Keiko Niimi (Vo.), Sunao Isaji (Key.)
*All audience free (who have purchased a ticket for this exhibition).
*VIP seats with one drink are also available for +500 yen (per stage).
*The tickets will be sold on the day of the event (seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis). Email: / Tel: 03-5148-5821

Admission + Music Live VIP seat (with 1drink) set ticket, click here.

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1, 2F
By train​ 1: JR · Municipal Subway Line
About 15 min. walk from the “Sakuragicho Station” via Kishamichi Promenade​ ​
​​About 15 min. on foot from “Kannai Station”

​​By train​ 2: Minatomirai Line​ ​
About 6 min. foot from “Bashamichi Station” or “Nihon-odori Station”​ ​
​About 12 min. on foot from “Minatomirai Station”​ ​
​※ The required time is a guide. It varies according to the service situation and transit.​ ​

Contact: Pierota Corporation (Yokohama Office)
Tel: 045-507-5941 / Email:

Organizer: Dollhouse Museum Hakone (Pierota Co., Ltd.)
Co-organized by: Japan Dollhouse Association
Cooperation: EpochIshinsha, Bokushin Gallery

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