Let's Talk Art!

Enjoy a cross-cultural conversation in English while exploring modern Japanese art

MOMAT’s Let’s talk art! (LTA!) is a cross-cultural conversation program in English while exploring modern Japanese art. Not just listening to information, you can enjoy artworks while having a delightful conversation with others. After exploring works, you will be more familiar to Japanese art and culture than ever before.

Due to concerns over coronavirus infection, for the time being, “Let’s Talk Art!” will be cancelled. We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.

Now, LTA! will be cancelled for the time being, due to concerns over coronavirus infection. We hope you to enjoy this on “Virtual LTA!”


Theme “Viewing the Moon” on Nakamura Daizaburo’s The Noh Play Miidera, 1908

Theme “The New and the Old” on Ota Chou’s Women Observing Stars, 1936

Theme “Where Are We Going?” on Koga Harue’s Sea, 1929

Theme “Japanese Colors” on Yamamoto Shunkyo’s Snow and Pine Trees, 1908

Theme "Mottainai" on Takamura Kotaro’s Hand, 1918

Theme "Where are we?" on Kishida Ryusei’s Road Cut through a Hill, 1915

Theme "Hidden Power" on Tomita Keisen's The Nachi Fall, 1935

Theme "Love and Emotions" on Ogiwara Morie's Woman, 1910

Theme "Together" on Sekine Shoji's Three Stars, 1919

Theme "Sakura" on Kodama Yasue's ambient light - sakura, 2002

Theme "Light" on Kikuchi Keigetsu's Dedicating Lanterns, 1910

Theme "Tsundere (hot-cold personality type)" on Ogiwara Morie's Priest Mongaku , 1908

Find out more

Every Friday 6:30 PM–7:30 PM (meeting time 6:15 PM)
pre-registration necessary
Fee (including museum admission)
  Adult (18–64) 1,500 yen
Discount with ID below (Show your ID)
  College student 1,250 yen
  Senior (65+)  or Minor (11–17) 1,000 yen
Check here :”Tiqets” website
A unique program Let’s Talk Art! offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy masterpieces of modern Japanese art from the 20th century at Japan’s first national art museum located in central Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace.
Not just listening to information, you can enjoy artworks while having a delightful conversation with other international participants and a facilitator. After exploring  three works for one hour, you will be more familiar to Japanese art and culture than ever before! Don’t miss it!

Press Release


How to register

Check deatails at "Tiqets" website.

▼Tickets on the day
If there are any vacancies, tickets are available at the museum ticket office from 10:00 AM until 6:15 PM on the day.


◆This is an art-appreciation program through conversations.
⇒As a member of a small group of up to six people, you will explore artworks while talking with other participants and a facilitator.
◆For international visitors
⇒The program is designed for international visitors who are interested in Japanese art and culture.
◆Participants must be aged 11 or over.
◆Cancellation policy
* Cancellation is possible up to 24 hours before each session.
* Late comers can neither participate in the session nor get refunds.
 Check here → “Tiqets” website
◆On time start
Meeting time : 6:15 PM
The program starts at 6:30 PM.




From Australia

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to hear perspectives of other people from all around the world on different art pieces. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you!”

From Bangladesh

“I will recommend this program to my family and and friends because it is a great opportunity to learn about Japanese art and culture.”

From Vietnam

“I enjoyed the interactive program. When I visited other museum in Tokyo, it was hard to understand the context of the Japanese society at the time. To have a guide/companion to stimulate me and open my new interpretations is very refreshing.”

From Belgium

“Looking at art in group and discussion and looking for impressions. It explorations was an interesting process. I enjoyed the program very much!”

*Illustrations by Asa Mizoguchi

Expected FAQ

About the program
●How can I register?
⇒ Link to the “Tiqets” website
●How can I cancel my reservation?
⇒ You can cancel your registration up to 24 hours before each session.
No refunds are given for participant cancellation on the day. Check the “Tiqets” website for details.
 “Tiqets” website
●When and where should I come?
⇒ Show up by 6:15 PM in the museum lobby on the 1st floor.
●I’m late. May I participate if I arrive late?
⇒ You can’t participate or get refunds. Instead, enjoy the MOMAT Collection exhibition.
About the art museum
●How much is the admission?
Museum website
●How I can get information about special and permanent collection exhibitions?
Museum website
●Where is the museum?
●How can I check in my buggege?
⇒ Refundable lockers are available. Large bags can be checked in at the information counter in the lobby.
●Do you offer any English commentaries on artworks besides Let’s Talk Art!?
⇒ English captions for the exhibited works are available through Catalog Pocket, a smartphone app.
Our Audio Guide is also available for 300 yen.
●When is the museum open?
Museum website

Contact us

mail address : en-guide@momat.go.jp
* It may take about a week for us to respond.

Art Museum

3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8322


OPEN today

October 20, 2021 (Wed)

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