Dan Flavin, (detail) Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo (2017) Photo: Nick West

Ushio Shinohara, From the exhibition ‘Boxing Explosion on My Painting’ (2017) at Yamamoto Gendai. Photo: Nick West

Ei Arakawa, From the exhibition ‘Tryst’ at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo. Photo: Nick West

Abraham Cruzvillegas, From the exhibition ‘The Water Trilogy’ at Maison Hermes, Ginza, Tokyo. Photo courtesy of watanabemasato.com

Motoko Ohinata, ‘Shiro i hito tachi’ (2017) ‘Contemporary Art in Gunma’ Museum of Modern Art, Gunma. Photo: Nick West

Walead Beshty, From the exhibition ‘Transparencies’ (2017) at the Rathole Gallery, Harajuku, Tokyo. Photo: Nick West

Lee Wen, ‘Strange Fruit’ (2003/2017) From the exhibition ‘Sunshower’ at Mori Art Museum. Photo: Nick West

Albert Yonathan, ‘Helios’ (detail) (2017) From the exhibition ‘Sunshower’ at Mori Art Museum. Photo: Nick West

Sachiko Kazama, ‘A target dreams of becoming a hunter’. Yokohama Triennale 2017, Yokohama Museum of Art. Photo: Nick West

Don’t Follow the Wind, A Walk in Fukushima (2016-2017) at Red Brick Warehouse. Photo: KATO Ken

Manabu Ikeda, ‘Rebirth’ (detail) (2013-16) Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo. Photo: Nick West

Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor, Ark Nova, Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi. Photo: Nick West

Arthur Huang, ‘Daily Drawings Network’ (2017) Sawatari Gallery, Nakanojo Biennale, Gunma. Photo: Nick West

In September 2017, Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Ichigaya, Tokyo.

Hikaru Fuji wins the grand prize of the Nissan Art Award 2017 for ‘Playing Japanese’, a work of art that examines Japanese history.

Park Seo-Bo, (detail) from the exhibition ‘Rhythm in Monochrome’ on show at Tokyo Opera City Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Shinji Ohmaki, TOKYO Suki Fes 2017 at Fountain Square, Ueno Park, Tokyo. Photo: Nick West