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Wall Art

160 Years of German-Japanese Friendship

The German Embassy in Tokyo and TokyoDex are pleased to announce the unveiling of a novel mural artwork to commemorate the anniversary of 160 years of friendship between Germany and Japan. Curated by TokyoDex and created by the Osaka-based Japanese artist duo WHOLE9, the exterior wall of the German Embassy now features elaborate murals with larger-than-life portraits of pioneers and events which have shaped – and epitomize – the long history of relations between the two nations.

In tribute to these long-standing ties, the artwork commissioned by the German Embassy looks back at history to pay homage to the pioneers who have profoundly contributed to German-Japanese relations. It is the third time we have curated the artwork of the Embassy’s exterior walls, which encompasses 80 meters, and the wall art commemorating the 160th anniversary of Japan-Germany relations will be the largest art piece installed on the embassy wall to date.

This work is scheduled to be on display through the end of 2021.


German Embassy Tokyo


Jan 2021



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