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T+L Reports: Tokyo Tower

Despite the surging importance of contemporary Japanese art, Tokyo has never had a modern museum on the scale of New York's MOMA or London's Tate Modern—until now. Designed by New York architect Richard Gluckman, the steel-and-glass Mori Art Museum—on the top two floors of the new54-story Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, which houses more than 200 restaurants and shops, including Agnès B. and Louis Vuitton—will exhibit the best of cutting-edge art, design, fashion, and architecture. The museum suits its style conscious surroundings: the guards' uniforms were designed by Yohji Yamamoto, the café by Sir Terence Conran. The inaugural show, "Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life," brings together some 200 works—from an 18th-century Japanese folding screen to an iconic Warhol print—that aim to capture one of life's most elusive qualities (through January 18). 81-3/6406-6100; www.mori.art.museum.
—Tom Samiljan

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