"The art of Yoshihiro Suda"


In presence of the artist, who gave a demonstration


May 2017



National Art Center, Tokyo 

2nd September 2016


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The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums is published in Japanese by Shueisha in April 2016

Sophie Richard receives the Commissioner's Award for the Agency of Cultural Affairs in Tokyo on 11 December 2015

We are delighted to announce that Sophie Richard has been recognised by the Agency of Cultural Affairs in Japan for her book The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums. The announcement states that "through the publication of a book aimed at people overseas thoughtfully introducing a varied range of art galleries and museums, from ancient to contemporary art as well as crafts, Sophie Richard makes a valuable contribution to the spread of Japanese culture"


Between 14th and 24th May 2016 Sophie Richard will be leading an exclusive art tour focusing on museums in Japan 

"Undiscovered treasures in Japan"

organised by Cazenove and Loyd in partnership with the ArtFund

click here for more information

"Museums in Japan: research, reflexion and perspectives"


Speakers series

Japan Local Government Centre, CLAIR, London

July 2015

Meet the author


Tokyo American Club, Japan

May 2015

The art lover's guide to Japanese museums is reprinted

April 2015

"The art museums of Japan - a research project" 


University of Arts and Science, Kurashiki, Japan

December 2014

"Art museums in Japan" 


Circle of Japanese Art, London

September 2014

Embassy of Japan, London

Guest speaker at an event around the exhibition

Found in Translation

held at the Embassy as part of London Design Festival

"Approaching Japanese culture: a foreigner's perspective"

10th September 2014

Book launch in Tokyo

Salon de Titi, Aoyama, 26th May 2014

Brazilian Embassy, Tokyo, building by Ruy Ohtake

Brazilian Embassy, Tokyo, building by Ruy Ohtake

Museums in Japan

A talk for the members of Nadeshiko kai

Brazilian Embassy, Tokyo

22nd May 2014

The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums on Monocle 24 Radio

Culture Show n. 130  click here to listen

The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums

Talk and book launch

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London

Tuesday 8th April 2014

Venue: Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle, London NW1 4QP

Booking essential: http://www.dajf.org.uk/events/booking-form

The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums

Talk and book launch

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, Norwich  

Wednesday 5th March 2014  6 to 7:30 pm 

Venue: Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH

Booking essential. Please contact Keiko Nishioka at:


Follow the link to read the article featuring The art lover’s guide to Japanese museums in SISJAC’s e-magazine Issue 06:


How to explore Japan (via its museums)


How to Academy, London

22nd January 2014 


Museums in Japan: From artists’ houses to National Treasures


Japan Society, London

17th December 2012