'Shinjuku Creators Festa 2013'

Aug 21, 2013

'Shinjuku Creators Festa 2013'

Tokyo celebrates all things creative at the “Shinjuku Creators Festa,” a 17-day art event being held around the city’s Shinjuku Station. World-famous names, such as Yayoi Kusama and CG-artist Yoichiro Kawaguchi will be displaying works, while student submissions, including film projects and installations, are ...

'Medieval Japanese Art'

Aug 14, 2013

'Medieval Japanese Art'

In medieval Japan — the Kamakura Period to the Muromachi Period (1193-1573) — power shifted from the nobility to the warrior class. Revealing the influence of this political disruption, this exhibition focuses on artwork produced at that time, much of which referenced Chinese Zen ...

'Aichi Triennale 2013'

Aug 14, 2013

'Aichi Triennale 2013'

The theme of this second Aichi Triennale is “Awakening — Where Are We Standing?” and it aims to make us rethink the role of art as Japan continues to recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake and following disasters. Works by various artists from ...

'Mitsuaki Iwago:  Cats and Lions'

Aug 14, 2013

'Mitsuaki Iwago: Cats and Lions'

The prolific animal photographer Mitsuaki Iwago is currently showing many of his well-known wildlife images at the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. For this Tokyo exhibition, however, he divulges a specific passion for cats, both wild and domestic. Iwago compares city strays and pets with ...

Aug 8, 2013

Look at Nara in a new light during To-kae

Nara, an ancient capital of Japan, is known for its changing beauty throughout the seasons. If you think you’ve seen the city at its best blanketed in cherry blossoms or autumn leaves, you probably haven’t seen it during the To-kae Festival. The Nara To-kae ...

'Mitsuaki Iwago's Photo Exhibition 'Animal Family''

Aug 7, 2013

'Mitsuaki Iwago's Photo Exhibition "Animal Family"'

Prominent wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago has been documenting animals more than 40 years, with some of his work being featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine. Based around the themes of Family and Connection, this show presents around 200 images — from African ...

'The 15th Entertainment Art Exhibition'

Aug 7, 2013

'The 15th Entertainment Art Exhibition'

The first “Entertainment Art Exhibition” began as a charity project in 1999, and it has held exhibitions in museums and cultural centers around Japan ever since. For its 15th year, the exhibition aims to help support areas recovering from the Great East Japan Earthquake ...