The Hints

12 perspectives for looking at the present and the future
  • 2023/12/12(Tue)〜12/23(Sat)
  • am9:00-pm18:00(Weekday),pm13:00-pm18:00(Weekend)
  • Admission:Free
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation East Building Rising Square 1F Earth Garden


The modern world is changing day by day at a dizzying pace. We live in an era where we are constantly confronted with new challenges and explore unprecedented possibilities. The Hints: 12 Perspectives from which we can discern the present and the future” aims to provide inspiration for dealing with social change through the works of 12 contemporary artists, and to provide an interactive experience that will inspire us to live through the next era.

We also hope that by shining a new light on the wonderful artists in Japan, it will be an opportunity to revitalize the Japanese art world. Art is something that is inherently familiar to everyone. And art gives us more insights, sometimes more eloquently than words and more clearly than numbers. This is the first exhibition of its kind, and we hope that it will become an annual event to broaden the base of those who are interested in art and Japanese culture.

Last but not least, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the artists, galleries, related organizations, and related companies that have contributed so much to the realization of this exhibition.


©️木暮伸也(Shinya Kigure)_Kengo Kito active galaxy
Shinya Kigure_Kengo Kito active galaxy
Mariko Matsushita 何も持たない人
Mariko Matsushita 何も持たない人
Noritaka Tatehana Heel-less Shoes
Noritaka Tatehana Heel-less Shoes
Kohei Nawa PixCell-Biwa(Mica)#2
Kohei Nawa PixCell-Biwa#2(Mica) Photo by Nobutada OMOTE
Kimiyo Mishima Box Postbox 20
Kimiyo Mishima Box Postbox 20
©︎Etsu Egami
©︎Etsu Egami
Takuro KuwataTa_Bowl with Handle
Takuro KuwataTa_Bowl with Handle
Rikako Kawauchi babies
Rikako Kawauchi babies
©︎Enrico Isamu Oyama Courtesy of Takuro Someya Contemporary Art and the artist Photo: Jeffery Sturges"
©︎Enrico Isamu Oyama Courtesy of Takuro Someya Contemporary Art and the artist Photo: Jeffery Sturges”
Takuro Kuwata_Tea bowl
Takuro Kuwata_Tea bowl
Midori Arai_silhouette #blooming
Midori Arai_silhouette #blooming


Enrico Isamu Oyama

Etsu Egami

Kengo Kito

Kimiyo Mishima

Kohei Nawa

Mariko Matsushita

Midori Arai

Noritaka Tatehana

Rikako Kawauchi

Ryo Shinagawa

Takahiro Iwasaki

Takuro Kuwata

The future of business is in art.

Many things happen around us, and of course we grow older.
As a result, we accumulate experience, and as a result, when we re-evaluate something we previously discussed, for example, a certain work of art, it is from a new perspective that never existed before. In other words, it is only a certain temporary perspective in the history of the present. Whether it is a work of art, an event, a person, or an idea, everything is viewed from the perspective of a certain person. As we move through time and space, that position changes, and so does our vision. Present perspective is a term that refers to a viewpoint or position at the present time, a contemporary point of view or idea. It means viewing history and events in light of their current context and values. This can change the meaning and impact of past events.

The future always begins with the discovery of the past. The meaning of the past changes depending on the perspective and position from which we look back on history. In the information society, the speed at which things change is only increasing. Reviewing fixed concepts and looking at things from new perspectives will become a sense of being ahead of the times when conducting business.

It refers to art that reflects and explores contemporary society, culture, and values through the artist’s perspective and expression of them. Contemporary art is often used as a venue to reflect artists’ thoughts on historical events and social issues, and serves to provide viewers with new perspectives and sensations. Contemporary art is often diverse and experimental, sometimes incorporating challenging themes and visual techniques to provide insight into the world today.

Bringing Art Closer to You

This venue provides inspiration for facing the changes in contemporary society and is divided into four sectors. Waves of Change and Identity, Social Issues and Action, Future Vision of Japanese Art and Culture, and Wishes and Possibilities for the Future.

We have decided to hold this exhibition in a historic building, the head office of a bank building, in order to let as many people as possible know about Japanese artists and to support Japanese artists. In Japan, art is still considered to be something difficult or noble, and is not something that is familiar to the general public. Most Japanese people are unaware that art can be purchased. In particular, works by young artists are easy to purchase, and artists are seeking support to continue their work. If the day comes when it becomes commonplace in Japan to display real art in one’s living space and create a space that makes one feel a little richer every day, the perspective on art will surely change dramatically.
We hope that 10 years from now, Japan will have a different perspective on art as something that is familiar to the Japanese people.


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation East Building Rising Square 1F Earth Garden

Directly connected to exit C14 of Otemachi Subway Station


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CEO Iwasaki Kaori


4-20-3 18F, Ebisu, Shibuyaku, TOKYO


  • Photographing and posting on SNS is welcome
  • Photographing with flash and tripods is prohibited. Photo shooting for commercial use or secondary use is also prohibited.
  • Please do not touch the exhibits.
  • Eating and drinking in the hall is prohibited.
  • Taking note or drawing with pencil is allowed. However using other writing implements is prohibited.



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The Hints
12 perspectives for looking at the present and the future