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2017 Gallery Hop: Focus on Contemporary Japanese Art

For Asia Week New York 2017, we're creating walking itineraries with various areas of focus to help you navigate the 50 gallery exhibitions on view. For this first post in our 2017 Gallery Hop series, we're focusing on contemporary Japanese art, with a 1.5-mile itinerary that takes you to six galleries, from midtown to the Upper East Side. Total walking time should be about 30 minutes, but the time you spend in each gallery, of course, is entirely up to you!

Start at Laurence Miller Gallery at 20 West 57th Street.
Exhibition on view: Toshio Shibata, Recent Work
Type: Photography

Walk towards 5th Avenue and walk north. Turn right on 64th Street, to reach Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd. at 18 East 64th Street.
Exhibition on view: The West in the East
Type: Ceramics

Walk north on Madison. At 67th Street, make a left and walk up to Erik Thomsen Gallery at 23 East 67th Street.
Exhibition on view: Post-War Japanese Calligraphy
Type: Calligraphy

Go back to Madison Avenue and continue walking north for ten blocks. Turn right on 77th Street, to Dalva Brothers at number 53, where Onishi Gallery is exhibiting.
Exhibition on view: Japanese Art and Modern Living
Type: Ceramics and Decorative Objects

Go back to Madison Avenue and walk one block north. Make a right on 78th Street, to Joan B. Mirviss Ltd. at number 39.
Exhibition on view: Timeless Elegance in Japanese Art: Celebrating 40 Years!
Type: Ceramics, Paintings and Prints

Go back to Madison Avenue and walk north to 82nd Street. Make a left to reach Carole Davenport at 5 East 82nd Street.
Exhibition on view: THEN NOW / Meet Hiroyuki Asano & His Sculpture in a Milieu of Classic Art
Type: Sculpture

(Note: While you're there, you may want to visit the lower level of the building, where participating dealers Runjeet Singh and Alexis Renard are holding exhibitions.)

A custom Google map of the itinerary, which you can share with others, is below: