Junior Research Programs

NeuroTech Art Exhibition


The NeuroTech Art Exhibition will hold two art exhibitions related to neuroscience and neuroengineering as an attempt to bring science, technology and art into dialogue. Through the exhibition, we hope engage the public with the beauty and the complexity of the mysterious brain. In addition, we wish discover/rediscover values that science and technology bring to unravel its mystery. The “Brain Art Gallery”, displaying photographs related to brain research collected from public submissions, will be held at the lobby on the first floor. The installation artwork “Unraveling the Deep” by artist Tomoki Iwama will be exhibited in the conference room on the second floor. Regardless of participation in the parallel scientific symposium, anyone is welcome to join the exhibition. Admission is free.


Monday, July 31, 2023 – Friday, August 4, 2023 10:00 – 16:00 (JST)
*Last day until 12:00 (JST)


TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University [Access]

  • 1F Lounge: Brain Art Gallery
  • 2F Meeting Room: Exhibition of Installation Artwork “Unraveling the Deep” (Artist: Tomoki Iwama)

Brain Art Gallery

Following art works of the invited artists are exhibited.

Registration for “Brain Art Gallery”

We are looking for photographic artworks related to neuroengineering and neuroscience to be exhibited in the “Brain Art Gallery” on the first floor lobby. Regardless of participation in this symposium, anyone can apply. We welcome works that have been taken in the research activities of neuroscience, brain science, and brain engineering. We expect artworks e.g. beautiful microscopic images of neurons, but if the applicant judges that they represent the aesthetic aspect of neurosciences, the motif is not limited. We look forward to your submissions, infused with your unique creativity and free–thinking ideas.


  • No restrictions

Work rules:

  • Related to the mind or the brain (Example: Beautiful microscopic images of neurons)
  • Up to three pieces per person.

Application method: [Jul. 20, 2023 Updated]

  • Please upload the electronic data (JPEG or PNG format) to the form below.
    – Closed
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, July 12, 2023 Wednesday, July 19, 2023Friday, July 21, 2023
  • *Registration has been extended.


*About submission and posting (Important!)
  • The data you submit will be printed and displayed in sizes ranging from approximately A4 to A3.
    Please check for roughness in the printed image before submitting.
  • The posting size may change depending on the number of entries. Please note in advance.
  • We cannot accept requests for the placement of works at the venue. Please note in advance.
  • The applicant retains the copyright of the work, but the Tohoku Neuro Tech Symposium and the NeuroTech Art Exhibition have the right to use the selected works for free on the website, promotional materials, and related events. However, the name of the copyright holder will be clearly stated.
  • The applicant is responsible for any trouble concerning the copyright, portrait rights, and other rights of the work.
    Please obtain permission from the third party if necessary.

We hope that this exhibition will discover new values in neuroscience. We look forward to your wonderful artworks.

About “Unraveling the Deep”

In the 2F conference room, we will exhibit the installation artwork “Unraveling the Deep” by Tomoki Iwama, who is active as an artist. Iwama has been producing works that reconstruct from a material perspective the phenomena that include humans and the world that surrounds them. We will exhibit artworks that the artist has created through contemplation on the question of what neuroscience, which is closest to the material essence of humans, brings to us, and how it might interact with us.

Co–hosted by

Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University

In cooperation with

Tohoku Initiative for Fostering Global Researchers for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University


Email: (change * to @)

  • tomoki.iwama.s8*alumni.tohoku.ac.jp
  • yuanyuan.guo.a4*tohoku.ac.jp
  • hiroya.abe.c4*tohoku.ac.jp
  • toshiharu.ichinose.c1*tohoku.ac.jp