KOBAYASHI Chisa, The Form of Black; The Form of White 2021-1,
2021, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Photo by SUEMASA Mareo

IMAI Ruiko, Reminiscence, 2016-, Collection of the artist, Photo by OKAMURA Kichiro

UEMURA Hiroki, Tracing the Breath, 2021, Collection of the artist

KINOSHITA Yui, Resuscitation, 2020, Rakusui-tei Museum of Art, Photo by HAYASHI Shugo

TAKAHASHI Makiko, Share the Sign, 2020, Collection of the artist

TAKEOKA Kensuke, Line Transition ’21, 2021, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Photo by SUEMASA Mareo

TSUMORI Hidenori, Oscillation ’17-4, 2017, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Photo by SUEMASA Mareo


Other Worlds: Realms of Wonder and Reality

Period: 2023.3.4 sat – 6.18 sun

Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 9:30-18:00 (admission until 17:30), Fri-Sat 9:30-20:00 (admission until 19:30)

Closed: First and third Wednesdays (except May 3), May 10

Venue: Floors 2-3, Exhibition Rooms 1-3


Throughout the ages, people have been drawn to the theme of other worlds. The idea of experiencing something that does not exist in ordinary life has a way of inspiring us and sparking our imagination. The desire and curiosity in the unusual and invisible has spawned a variety of different worlds and filled our hearts with excitement.

At present, we live in a world that is rife with the threat of unknown viruses as well as severe oppression and a sense of hopelessness caused by drastic social and economic changes. In circumstances such as these, having the imagination and flexibility to deal with both everyday events and the unimaginable is a highly effective means of overcoming our anxiety of an uncertain future.

In this exhibition, we present approximately 70 works of glass created by seven living artists as examples of other worlds. Here we find the visible and invisible alongside the familiar and the unfamiliar, the inside and the outside, and dreams and awakenings. It is these conflicting elements in the works on display that have the ability to express the dual nature of glass as a material. The works also make us aware of new aspects of our world that we previously overlooked. We hope that you enjoy encountering these wondrous and lifelike worlds that dwell beside the real world.




Related Programs

Opening Ceremony

Date: Friday, March 3, 2023 at 16:00-

Reception desk opens at 15:30 (Preview ends at 18:00.)

Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum 2F Lobby

Language: Japanese

*Invited guests only


Artist Talk

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 10:30-

Language: Japanese

*Advance reservation required. For information on how to apply, visit the website.

*Free of charge


Curator’s Talk

Date: March 26, April 16, 30, May 7, June 3, 17, 2023 each at 14:00-

Language: Japanese

*No reservation required

*Free of charge



Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 13:30-

Lecturer: KINOSHITA Yui (Artist)

Subject: 18 years and older

Language: Japanese

*Advance reservation required. For information on how to apply, visit the website.



*Ticket for this exhibition is required for admission to the exhibition rooms.

*Details events will be announced on the museum’s website and official SNS sites, etc.

*There events are subject to cancellation or change by convenience.

Please check the museum website for the latest information.




 General Public 1,000 yen (800 yen), University and College Students 800 yen (600 yen)

〇( ) for groups of 20 or more

〇High school students and younger: Free

〇Tickets for Other Worlds include admission to Permanent Exhibition


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