If you are working near Willis Street today you could use your lunch hour to sample two very different exhibitions.

The Japanese Embassy on Level 18 and 19 of the Magestic Centre on 100 Willis Street is always worth a visit to give you that thrill of surveying the city from the floor to ceiling glass windows of a shiny tall building.

Today is the last day of the a photography exhibition at the Japanese embassy, Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present.

Crossing the road you can visit a sound installation that has been set up in vacant commercial space at 141 Willis Street.  Popular Archeology: A Sound Archive is one part of larger project called Letting Space that is looking pretty exciting.

Popular Archeology is focused on redundant technology and is constructed with a variety of tape decks playing tape loops of disintegrating fragments of New Zealand singles that made the top 10 between 1967 and 1994 in a wall of sound comprising over 30 tape players.  You have until 9 May to catch this show but it would make a nice juxtaposition with the show across the road for today only.