Daisuke Kikuchi

For Daisuke Kikuchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Guercino'

Feb 26, 2015

'Guercino'

March 3-May 31 Despite fame during his time, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666), best known as Guercino, was later dismissed and forgotten as artists began to reject academic traditions and genres shifted. Since the mid-20th century, however, there has been a rediscovery and re-appreciation of ...

'The Takeo Poster Collection Best Selection 09'

Feb 26, 2015

'The Takeo Poster Collection Best Selection 09'

Feb. 26-April 10 This ninth in a series of exhibitions of the paper trading company Takeo’s poster collection focuses on “psychedelic posters,” that look back on U.S. West Coast music and graphic art culture in the 1960s and the ’70s. Designed by Bill Graham ...

'Art Brut of Shiga'

Feb 26, 2015

'Art Brut of Shiga'

March 3-15 During the postwar era, many social welfare establishments were created in Shiga Prefecture, including the child welfare facility Omi Gakuen, which was founded by Kazuo Itoga, Ichiji Tamura and Taro Ikeda in 1946. One of the then-unique activities of Omi Gaukuen was ...

'Kawaii: Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e'

Feb 19, 2015

'Kawaii: Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e'

March 1-26 Girl’s fashion in Tokyo’s Harajuku district has become a notable symbol of contemporary Japanese kawaii (cute) culture. However, it may come as a surprise to find out that the roots of kawaii trends are far older. On show at Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial ...

'Hina Matsuri and Japanese Dolls'

Feb 12, 2015

'Hina Matsuri and Japanese Dolls'

Feb. 21-April 7 To celebrate the upcoming Hinamatsuri (Girls Day Festival) on March 3, the Kyoto National Museum is holding an exhibition of historical Hinamatsuri dolls, which are traditionally given to newborn girls. Due to the construction of the museum’s new wing, it’s been ...

'New-wave Artists 2015: From the Public Entry Exhibition'

Feb 12, 2015

'New-wave Artists 2015: From the Public Entry Exhibition'

Feb. 19-March 15 This exhibition reintroduces five up-and-coming artists — Takumi Sejima, Keishi Takashima, Kazuki Takamatsu, Minoru Tamaru and Ayaka Yamada — all of whom have shown work at the museum’s “Best Selection 2014″ exhibition held in spring last year. Sejima has become known ...