Tuku Iho

Connect with New Zealand’s unique Māori culture through the Tuku Iho | Living Legacy exhibition coming to Tokyo with Air New Zealand this August.

The exhibition will showcase a combination of contemporary and modern Māori art forms in the stylish district of Tokyo Midtown.

Experience a captivating display of up to 80 pieces of handcrafted Māori art and taonga (treasures) as well as daily kapa haka performances and in-situ whakairo (carving).

Also visit the pop-up dining bar, 'Rurubu Kitchen' in nearby Akasaka serving delicious New Zealand kai (food), see below for details!

Watch this video to see Tuku Iho's Raukura kapa haka group in action on their recent visit to Hokkaido.


Exhibiton Information

Date: August 1 (Thu) - 31 (Sat), 2019

Venue: 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3

Time: 10:00 - 18:00
*Closed Tuesdays

Admission: Free 


Special Kapa Haka Performances

Dates: August 1 (Thu) - 14 (Wed)

Venue: The Courtyard at Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi

Time: Mon - Fri 13:00 (closed Tuesdays), Sat & Sun 13:00 / 15:00

There will be additional kapa haka performances at the following events below:

1. Public performance with Webb Ellis Cup

Date: 31st July (Wed) from 18:00

Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 2nd floor 

2. Hankyu Travel Int. Consumer event

Date: 31st July (Wed) 10:30 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 14:00

Venue: Osakashi Kitaku Umeda 3-4-5

*If you wish to attend this event, you will need to book via the Hankyu webpage here.

3. Consumer seminar "Trip to the Mountains of New Zealand" hosted by Alpine Tours

Date: 5th August (Mon) 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: Tsunohazu Citizen's Hall (Shinjuku)

*If you wish to attend this event, you will need to book via the Alpine Tours webpage here.


Rurubu Kitchen

In collaboration with the talented chefs of Te Puia, there will be gourmet New Zealand food and wine on offer at select locations.

Choose from a fresh menu of lamb, pork belly, salmon or whitebait fritters served with fine New Zealand wines. Finish with a classic pavlova for dessert topped with strawberries, kiwifruit and passion fruit.

Available from:

Rurubu Kitchen Akasaka

Date and Time: Weekdays from 17:00 - 23:30 (Friday until 26:00) weekends from 11:30 - 23:30 (unless private event).

Location: Akasaka Bar Yokocho

Rurubu Kitchen Karasuma 

Date and Time: Weekdays from 17:00 - 24:00 weekends from 17:00 - 24:00 (unless private event).

Location: Karasuma Bar Yokocho