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Photo: Nobutada Omote / Courtesy MUJIN-TO Production
Mujin-to Production, Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
Notable artists: Chim Pom, Meiro Koizumi
Housed in a nondescript building on a quiet lane in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Mujin-to Production represents a number of younger artists, but none more notorious than Chim Pom. The six-member collective first came to prominence in 2006 with a grisly installation called Super Rat (a play on Takashi Murakami’s “Superflat” works), in which they captured rats in Shibuya, stuffed them, and painted them yellow to look like the Pokémon character Pikachu. 2-12-6 Miyoshi, Koto-ku; mujin-to.com.