Past Exhibitions

Shopping Street Museum by Ellie Omiya

May 28th, 2016 - Sep 25th


Shopping Street Museum by Ellie Omiya is held concurrently with Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya in a unique exercise to tie Towada Art Center and the community together.

Ellie Omiya has installed her artwork in several abandoned shops and has also painted multiple storefront shutters throughout central Towada. She has also organized the production of her Rainbow Arcade, which gives a little bit of color to the decades-old shopping arcade, along with other programs and events that connect the museum and community.

Viewers can catch a glimpse of Omiya’s view of the world by leaving the museum for the center of town. The city becomes Omiya’s gallery, each venue with its own unique expression. This a first for Towada Art Center, which strives to be an open space for providing new experiences.


Ellie Omiya (Writer / Director / Painter)
Ellie Omiya (b. 1975, Osaka, Japan) graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo, and after working in advertising, published a book of essays on daily life. She is also known for her work as a screenwriter, director, radio host, and TV show host.



Shopping Street Museum by Ellie Omiya


May 28th, 2016 - Sep 25th


Central Towada

Room of Tales
Towada-shi Inaoicho 16–55

Room of Ceremony 
Towada-shi Inaoicho 12–34

Room of Traces
Towada-shi Inaoicho 12–34

Atelier Towada
Towada-shi Inaoicho 12–34


300 yen (Passport + Pin)


Ellie Omiya Exhibition Organizing Committee, Towada Art Center


Tomio Koyama Gallery

Special Support from

Nakagawa Chemical

With the Support of

To-o Nippo Press, Daily Tohoku Shimbun, Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Company, Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Company, Towada City Board of Education

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Photos from the Exhibition