Tokyo Stories

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19 May @ 6.00pm

TOKYO STORIES at Phoenix Picturehouse
Tokyo Stories at Phoenix Picturehouse


A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals.

Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-new artworks that were created on the streets.

The exhibition was a smash-hit five-star success and attracted a younger and more diverse audience to the museum.

The film uses the exhibition as a launchpad to travel to Tokyo and more fully explore the art and artists of the city.

A beautifully illustrated and richly detailed film – looking at a city that has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, resulting in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities on the planet… A celebration of Tokyo: one of the world’s most creative, dynamic and fascinating cities.

This film tells the stories of the artists and people who have made Tokyo famous for its boundless drive for the new and innovative.

For the special world premiere screening, Phoenix Picturehouse is delighted to welcome Producer Phil Grabsky, Director David Bickerstaff, Senior Curator of Art at the Ashmolean Dr Clare Pollard, and Ashmolean Director Xa Sturgis for an in-person Q&A and panel discussion following the film.


£15.00 – £17.50

Ticketing information

Dates & times:
Friday 19 May at 6.00pm – (World premiere plus Q&A)
Tuesday 23 May at 6.15pm
Thursday 25 May at 12.15pm

Age guidance: 15+
Contains strong sexualised images

Non-member tickets incur a non-refundable booking fee of 70p per ticket.