The creative space that shares “the same DNA” of its predecessor, the Tokyu Bunka Kaikan.
This space is being born to create the kind of phenomena that Roppongi, Ginza or Aoyama cannot seem to create. Like an office, a café, a gallery, or even a shop... all these elements are blended together into this new space. Taking advantage of its perfect location, which has direct access from the “Shibuya station,” a massive terminal where some 3 million people come and go every day, the new space will allow us to explore the possibilities of new types of artistic creations through Shibuya-style exchanges. The creative space that shares “the same DNA” of its predecessor, the Tokyu Bunka Kaikan. Its name is “8/”... It will go into action on the 8th floor of Shibuya Hikarie.
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With the multi-purpose space called “COURT” as its center, this space called “8/” will be operated by its strong-willed dedicated members to support a variety of activities. Throw a single possibility into this space. What can it create as a shop, as a gallery or even as an office? We will think about it by connecting with people. The power of blending somewhat loosely and building something new, combined with the vibes of creation, will let us create the very phenomena that attract people like the Salon in Paris.
01/COURT
02/CUBE 1, 2, 3
This is a plaza open for Shibuya-style exchanges. It is a pleasant space of approximately 170 square meters covered with green carpets and is great for design and art exhibitions, workshops, short film presentations, and so forth. It is an open space where people in different communities can connect with others and with the whole wide world, i.e. producers vs. users, individuals vs. society, local communities vs. Tokyo, etc.
This consists of three gallery spaces, which accommodate exhibitions by today’s hot artists every two weeks. The GALLERY constantly presents high-spirited, art works, well suited for the limited time period. It is intended to create a comprehensive artistic portal space that provides "sweeping views" of the hottest contemporary art.
COURT
Damien Hirst  New Spot Prints'Crystal Chaos' Directed by Tomio Koyama
Thursday, April 26th, 2012-Sunday, May 13th, 2012

03/ART GALLERY/TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY
04/d47 MUSEUM/D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT
This is a new type of gallery directed by Tomio Koyama Gallery. Hikarie Gallery will challenge remarkable arts, including not only contemporary art, but also modern art, craftwork and antique art from its own unique perspective. It will be a space in which one can always experience first-hand the multifaceted creative approaches of Japan’s leading art exhibitor.
This is a museum managed by D&DEPARTMENT based on the themes of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Offering a wide variety of artifacts from the 47 prefectures, from traditional handicrafts to creations by the young generation to tourism and local designs and travel information, it is the only museum in Japan that provides a bird’s eye view of our country, Japan, all the year round. It is also designed to be an easy-to-understand, stimulating spot for foreign tourists.
Damien Hirst  New Spot PrintsDamien Hirst 'New Spot Prints'
Thursday, April 26th, 2012–Monday, May 28th, 2012

Damien Hirst  New Spot PrintsNIPPON DESIGN TRAVEL
Thursday, April 26th, 2012–Monday, May 28th, 2012

05/d47 design travel store/D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT
06/d47 SHOKUDO D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT
This is a shop managed by D&DEPARTMENT. With special emphasis upon Japanese crafts and locally produced items gathered by the museum, which features the 47 prefectures of Japan, the shop works in collaboration with GALLERY and the events held at COURT. The shop boasts of the home-made product descriptions created by its shop staff well representing the voices of the creators of the products.
This is a cafe restaurant managed by D&DEPARTMENT. Working in collaboration with the museum, which offers the themes of the 47 prefectures of Japan, the cafe restaurant mainly serves Japanese cuisine, introducing Japanese ingredients and their producers. It can also cater to both large and small reception parties for all kinds of creative exchanges.
d47 design travel store
d47 SHOKUDO
07/Creative Lounge MOV/KOKUYO
This is a member's space for creative workers and future creators alike to get together and work together in rather loose collaboration. It has a mechanism to generate ideas and develop plans and will introduce businesses and products created by this very Shibuya-style community to the world.
Creative Lounge MOV