Tennozu Isle is located in Tokyo Bay and was used to be a mainly warehouse and storage area.  In its water front, you can find art galleries, theatre, shops and restaurants.  

Recently Tennoz Canal East area has been developed with a lot of new cultural facilities.

Terradea Art Complex, a new hotspot for art in central Tokyo, is attracting a lot of attention from modern art lovers.  It was renovated from a warehouse into an art space,  and houses TAC GALLERY SPACE and TAC ART STUDIO and six leading Japanese contemporary art galleries.  

When I visited Tarrada Art Complex, Junko Oki, a textile & fabric artist, was there to welcome visitors. She is exploring unique expression by hand stitches  using needle and thread on a cloth. Her works possess an overwhelming power that transcends the concept of embroidery.  

After a stroll along Bond Street, Tennozu's warehouse district, I had lunch at SOHOLM, a Swedish restaurant, and then continued on to the harbor market.



1-33-10 Higashi Shinagawa, 

Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

Open:  Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat  11:00 ~ 18:00

           Fri  11:00 ~ 20:00

Closed: Mon, Sun, Holidays

Junko Oki's work

"Jansson's temptation"


Newly opened Tennoz Harbor Market is located on the boardwalk which runs along the canal. It has about 100 shops selling antiques, vintage books, plants, biscuits and so on.  

It is an ideal place to go when you want to find a relaxing atmosphere in the middle of bustling Tokyo.