Latest information and updates on the artist Aida Makoto, his activities and his solo exhibition at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.



AZEMICHI (a path between rice fields)
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi
Mizuma Art Gallery

Notice about the installation period of the work AZEMICHI

AZEMICHI (a path between rice fields) is no longer exhibited due to conservation purpose as of February 19, 2013.

Work List

Please download the work list of "AIDA MAKOTO: MONUMENT FOR NOTHING" (PDF/216KB)

Grand Hyatt Tokyo & Exhibition Collaboration Plan

Grand Hyatt Tokyo & Exhibition Collaboration Plan

Stay Plan with "Aida" exhibition ticket & red wine

Grand Hyatt Tokyo will offer a special plan with complimentary ticket of "Aida Makoto" exhibition and a bottle of red wine!

Period of stay: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - Saturday, March 30, 2013
Room: Grand Room (42m²)
Rate: ¥35,000 - ¥53,000 (Per night, service charge included, tax excluded)
Detail: here
Reservation: 0120-088-188

Dasaku no naka ni dake ore ga iru

Exhibition & Film Ticket Discount Campaign

• Campaign period

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - Friday, December 14, 2012 * Completed

Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Friday, January 11, 2013 * Completed

Saturday, January 12 - Friday, January 25, 2013 * Completed
Show time: 11:00-

Saturday, January 26 - Thursday, January 31, 2013 * Completed
Show time: 20:50-

Website: * Japanese only

* Please be noted that the discount will be applied only until the end date.

• About the campaign

Take either of your ticket, exhibition or film, to the other ticket reception, and you will receive a discount of your admission fee.

If you take your exhibition ticket (used/ unused) to theaters above, admission fee of the film will be 400yen discount for general, 200yen discount for student.
* This campaign is available at EUROSPACE and BAUS THEATER only.
* This offer is not valid with any other discount.
* Discount is limited to one person per ticket.

If you take your film ticket (used/ unused) to Mori Art Museum, admission fee of the exhibition will be 300yen discount for general, 200yen discount for student.

• Aida Makoto's Documentary Film Release

A I D A: A Natural-Born Artist (Dasaku no naka ni dake ore ga iru)

Director: Watanabe Shogo
Producer: Kim Hee Joon
Cinematographer: Oishi Hideo
Produced in cooperation with: Mitsuma Sueo (Mizuma Art Gallery)
Planning/Production: Z-factory
Distributor: Brownie
2011|99 min. |HD

Exhibition Catalogue


Text by: Kataoka Mami, Yamashita Yuji, David Elliott
Description / Explication of Artworks: Aida Makoto
Size / Number of pages: A4 variation / 248 pages (TBC)
Language: Japanese-English bilingual
Price: ¥3,570 (incl. tax)
Edited and Published by: Mori Art Museum / SEIGENSHA Ltd.
* To be for sale on Saturday, December 22, 2012
Inquiries: Mori Art Museum Shop (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Tel: +81(0)3-6406-6118

* Notice about pre-ordered catalogue
Pre-ordered catalogues will be delivered in order of application.
Due to the number of the stocks and delivery service conditions in holiday season, delivery might cause a delay.

• Exhibition Catalogue Autograph Signing!!

Date & Time: Saturday, December 22, 2012 15:00-16:00 (Door open 14:50)
Venue: Mori Art Museum
Admission: Free (Exhibition ticket required, the number of "signing tickets" is limited)
How to Participate:

  • "Catalogue signing ticket" will be given out to those who purchase "Aida Makoto" Exhibition catalogue at the Museum Shop (53F). Catalogue will be on sale at 10:00 A.M. on December 22.
  • Please purchase the "Aida Makoto" exhibition ticket before you come to the actual venue.
  • Only the admission ticket purchased on Saturday, December 22 is valid for the entry into the museum.
  • If you have the MAMC Member's 'catalogue exchange coupon', please exchange coupon to catalogue at the Mori Art Musuem Information (3F, Mori Tower) before the signing.
  • Signing is limited to "Aida Makoto" Exhibition catalogue only.

Inquiries: Public Programs, Mori Art Museum
Tel: 03-6406-6101 (Mon-Fri 11:00-17:00)


Original Goods

Don't miss the limited opportunity to purchase original exhibition goods for "Aida Makoto".

• Postcards 7 types / 1 large type Price: 157yen / 210yen each, (incl. tax)

Jigsaw Puzzle

• Jigsaw Puzzle, "Picture of Waterfall" Price: 3,200 yen (incl. tax)

Multi-purpose Cloth

• Multi-purpose Cloth, "Small Intestine"

Multi-purpose Cloth with Aida Makoto's "Small Intesine" print is on sale as below.

1m: 100cm x 110cm 3,500 yen (incl. tax)
2m: 200cm x 110cm 7,000 yen (incl. tax)
3m: 300cm x 110cm 10,500 yen (incl. tax)
4m: 400cm x 110cm 14,000 yen (incl. tax)


• Totebag, "Small Intestine" Price: 4,830 yen (incl. tax)


• Coaster, "Small Intestine" Price: 735 yen (incl. tax)


Inquiries on the Exhibition Original Goods
Mori Art Museum Shop (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Tel: +81(0)3-6406-6118


Related Information

Sets of 5 Digital Prints with Artist's Autographs for Limited Sale!!

At ROPPONGI HILLS A/D GALLERY (3F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower), AIDA MAKOTO/A and AIDA MAKOTO/B are exhibited and offered for sale for a limited time only.

Items: 2 set types of 5 (3 Large + 2 Small) Digital Prints
Total of 10 artworks, including A Picture of an Air Raid on New York City, Giant Salamander, Blender, The Giant Member Fuji versus King Gidora and others
The number of editions: 60 (autographed and numbered)
Price: 367,500 yen (incl. tax) for 1 set / 630,000 yen (incl. tax) if 2 sets (/A and /B both) purchased together, only for the exhibition period of "Aida Makoto A/B" (from Wednesday, November 14, to Sunday, December 9, 2012) held at ROPPONGI HILLS A/D GALLERY. * Completed

* After the exhibition at the A/D GALLERY, 1 set will be sold for 420,000 yen (incl. tax) and for 2 sets (/A and /B both) for 735,000 yen (incl. tax).

* “Aida Makoto” exhibition ends on March 31, but the sets will be continuously sold after the exhibition period. Please contact Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery for precise information.

Inquiries: Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery (3F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Tel: +81(0)3-6406-6875

Detail: here

Karikori sentoya umareken

Utsukushi sugiru shojo no chibusa wa naze dairisekide dekite inainoka

On Aida Makoto's Book Releases

A series of essays (2007-09) that Aida contributed to seiseikyo , a PR brochure of a Japanese publishing house Gentosha Inc. has been compiled as a publication called Can't Be Born without Scratching Head (Karikori sentoya umareken). The second compilation of the series Why Aren't the Breasts of Excessively Beautiful Girls Made of Marbles (Utsukushi sugiru shojo no chibusa wa naze dairisekide dekite inainoka) has just come out in hardcover version.
It is an amazing, unprecedented essay compilation with the author's doodle/ memo all over the book! Both of the essay compilations are published by Gentosha Inc.

Detail: here

Ai-chan BONSAI (pine / small)

Ai-chan BONSAI (pine / small)
Courtesy: Mizuma Art Gallery

Mizuma Art Gallery Collection Show

Mizuma Art Gallery is presenting a collection show of its gallery artists, and works by Aida Makoto are on display until Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Limited edition sets composed of reproductions of masterpieces, as well as pieces never shown before in Japan, are all exhibited.

Exhibition Period: Saturday, January 19, 2013 – Saturday, March 30, 2013
Venue: Mizuma Art Gallery


Further inquiries: Mizuma Art Gallery
Tel: +81(0)3-3268-2500

Roppongi Art Night 2013

Roppongi Art Night 2013

Roppongi Art Night is an exciting one-night art festival, staged in the district of Roppongi.
Roppongi, with its concentration of various commercial and cultural facilities, will be filled with a variety of works of art, and of design, music, video, performances and talk events, creating an extraordinary experience for visitors.

Date & Time: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:00 - Sunday, March 24, 2013, 18:00
* Core Time 17:55 sunset - 5:39 sunrise

Detail: here

• Opening Hour Extension

Mori Art Museum will be open until 6:00 the following morning on Saturday, March 23.

• Admission Fee Discount

Admission for Saturday, March 23 from 24:00 to 6:00 the following morning is ¥1,000 (Adult).

• Special Programs

* "Aida Makoto" exhibition-related event "Gekidan☆Shiki", and "Special Screening of Yamashiro Chikako's Video Works" from "MAM Project 018" will be held during the Roppongi Art Night.

"Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing" "Gekidan☆Shiki":

"MAM Project 018: Yamashiro Chikako" "Special Screening of Yamashiro Chikako's Video Works":

Notice Regarding Photography in the Galleries

Photography is only permitted The Non-Thinker during the "Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing" exhibitions under the following conditions.:

Permitted Photography Aida Makoto The Non-Thinker
When taking photographs:

Do not touch the works of art.
Do not interfere with other visitors' enjoyment of the museum.
Do not use flash lighting.
Do not use tripods.
Do not film the art works.

When using photographs taken of the exhibitions:

  • Photographs may be used for non-commercial purposes only. Photographs shall NOT be used for commercial purposes.
  • Photographs shall NOT be altered in any way.
  • The conditions above are licensed under the Creative Commons License. When uploading photographs for blogs or any other photo-sharing services, please make sure to display the below marks and phrases with the photograph.


Artist and work's name: Aida Makoto The Non-Thinker
This photograph is licensed under "Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 2.1 Japan."

For details about the Creative Commons License and marks, please see the Creative Commons Japan

* If photographs that include other museum visitors are made public, they may infringe on that person's right of portrait.