Exhibition "without us"

For many city dwellers Japan is a country of high buildings, an up-tempo lifestyle with a cute countryside that feels like an afterthought. But for Dutch artist Maan Limburg the country stands for desolation and empty houses.
Limburg started photographing the places she encountered whilst travelling the countryside in 2018 and 2019. She found an incredible amount of abandoned houses, factories, hotels and restaurants – all full of memories of people long gone. Her images of these locations will be shown in the exhibition “Without us”, which features selected works of her project “The Lost World”. The exhibition will be on display in Tokyo between 12/04/2024 and 12/05/2024 at Jinny Street Gallery, Tokyo

Jinny Street gallery, known for its eclectic programming of young talent, is Tokyo’s most approachable gallery. Located out in the streets of Jingumae (Shibuya, Tokyo) the visitor can be surprised by art at all hours of the day. Jinny Street Gallery was founded when two artists noticed the area had 42 desolated viewing boxes and thought it a shame to leave them empty. Nowadays the gallery is a well-known phenomenon in the area, and its origin story suits Limburg’s  Without us like no other location.

Without us

Location: Jinny Street Gallery
Jingumae 2-chome, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Date: 12 April – 12 may 2024
Open: Always

Opening night: 12 April – 19:00 – 21:00 at NiNiNi

Learn more about “Without us” in our press release – check it out [here]!

Prints are available upon request – please contact us at info@maanlimburg.com 

This exhibition is kindly supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Jinny is a contemporary gallery made of streetlamps of the walker-friendly and cozy area of Jingumae 2-chome in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Jinny street gallery is in the heart of Jingumae 2-chōme (神宮前二丁目), commonly known as “Jinni” (神二) by the locals. Whiff outside the city hustle, with its little showcases scattered through all the streets. Jinny is for stroll lovers that do not care much about the destination but the joy of the process. Jinny is for urban flâneurs who take time to love the city in all its shapes and colors. Home to all who do not feel like going anywhere but to walk and enjoy our exhibitions.


Is a self-taught visual artist with a background in photography and journalism. Her work is based around her social commentary packaged in enticing colours, textures, sounds, smells and beautiful imagery. She does this through building her own world in exhibitions, books and images. Her “The Lost World” project highlighted the vacancy and aging population in Japan and put questions of worth into the viewers mind.


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