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Viewpoints of Reality in the Multi-layered World

December 17, 2022–March 5, 2023

Viewpoints of Reality in the Multi-layered World


In the present age, virtual worlds such as the metaverse, and real environments digitalized into mirror worlds, are increasingly defining the reality we live in, and creating all kinds of situations in which real and virtual things exist side by side.

Some architecture in the real world is designed based on simulations in virtual spaces, which is just one example of how the virtual not only imitates the real, but reality is also inspired by the virtual world. Our living environment has become a multi-layered affair that no longer allows us to make a clear distinction between both.

Real and virtual are not opposing concepts meaning “this side” and “that side,” but they refer to things that exist in countless gradations between the poles, each at a place with its own specific balance. What is required from us now, is perhaps to find and establish a balance for ourselves between real and virtual, at a place where we feel most comfortable.

So what kinds of transformations will “reality” undergo in the present (or future) age, where we have augmented worlds that seamlessly connect to reality as “alternative realities”? This exhibition aims to explore what reality may look like for us in the future, and how our definition of “actuality” may change.

Date: December 17, 2022–March 5, 2023
Venues: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] Gallery A, Hyper ICC (

Real-space Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] Gallery A
Hours: 11:00am–6:00pm (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
* On December 20, 2022, due to hold an Artists’ Talk, the exhibition will be opened until 7:00pm.
Closed: Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, then Tuesday), The year-end and New Year Holidays (December 26 to January 4), Maintenance day (February 12)
Admission Fee: Adults 500 (400) Yen / University Students 400 (300) Yen / Admission free for age 65 and elder / High school students and younger
Combo tickets with “ICC Annual 2022”: Adults 800 (700) Yen / University Students 600 (500) Yen

Online reservation is available from 7days before the visit day.
The day tickets are available at ICC reception.
Online reservation (“e-tix DATA FARM”)
Available from 7days before session before the start of the session.

* Rates shown in parentheses are for groups of more than 14 persons.
* Reservation is recommended.
* Admission Free: Disabled persons (proof-required) and their attendants, Persons who have ‘ICC annual Passport’

Online Exhibition Venue: Hyper ICC (
Fee: Free for experience

Online Exhibition Venue
* in Japanese

* Opening hours and holidays are subject to change. Please visit the ICC website for up-to-date information.

Curators: HATANAKA Minoru, TANIGUCHI Akihiko
Curatorial Team: YUBISUI Yasuko, KASHIMADA Tomoya
Co-Curation for ‘Hyper ICC’: TANIGUCHI Akihiko
Supervisor/ Space Design: NOIZ

Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation)

* Opening hours and holidays are subject to change. Please visit the ICC website for up-to-date information.





Related Information

ICC Annual Passport

Price: 1,000 Yen
Period of Validity: From the day of purchase to March 31, 2023

Discount Information

Discount with the exhibition held at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
If you show ticket stub of the following exhibition that will be held in the same period at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery at 3F Tokyo Opera City, we offer discount to admission fee.
Also, you can be admitted at discount if you show ticket stub of the exhibition “Viewpoints of Reality in the Multi-layered World.”

“Grutto Pass”

Discount with “MuPon”

Chirashi Museum * in Japanese

ICC Discount Coupon
Please print out and bring it with you or present the terminal screen at the reception desk. It is possible to enter the exhibition at a discounted fee.
|→ discount coupon | (PDF)

Request for visitors 
The countermeasures against COVID-19

The following will not be permitted to enter ICC.

  • People with a fever of 37.5℃ (99.5℉) or above. (Visitors will have their temperature taken upon entry with a thermal camera and non-contact thermometer.)
  • People who have traveled within the past two weeks to a region or country with a high infection rate.
  • People with symptoms such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, persistent fatigue, etc.
  • People not wearing a face covering.

* Please visit the ICC website for up-to-date information.

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