'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 ...

Fantasy goes on display at Nebuta Festival

Aug 1, 2013

Fantasy goes on display at Nebuta Festival

Although staying at home in the air conditioning is tempting in this sweltering weather, if you’re here for the summer you might as well embrace the heat and sweat it out with everyone else at a festival. The Nebuta Festival is held in Aomori ...

'Evangelion Exhibition'

Jul 31, 2013

'Evangelion Exhibition'

The hit anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion” has expanded its franchise far and wide since it was first aired in 1995, to include films, novels, comic books and plenty of merchandising. In anticipation of the final of its current film series, Matsuya Ginza is ...