Daisuke Kikuchi

Daisuke Kikuchi is a staff writer at The Japan Times. When not trying to keep up with the country’s myriad music scenes, he is tracking current political trends.

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

Museum preserves dark chapter of history for future generations

Aug 22, 2015

Museum preserves dark chapter of history for future generations

The Memorial Museum for Soldiers, Detainees in Siberia and Postwar Repatriates was founded by the Ministry of International Affairs and Communications in November 2000 to pass on memories of World War II to future generations. The museum seeks to preserve this dark chapter of ...

'Teamlab Exhibition: Walk Through the Crystal Universe'

Aug 18, 2015

'Teamlab Exhibition: Walk Through the Crystal Universe'

Aug. 21-Sept. 27 Artist collective teamLab was founded in 2001, and its members include artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, designers and editors. Its work, therefore, has always been of a sophisticated artistic and technological nature. For the Pola Museum, it is turning ...

'Kuriki Tatsusuke: Retrospective'

Aug 18, 2015

'Kuriki Tatsusuke: Retrospective'

Aug. 28-Sept. 27 Described by critics as modern and intelligent, the work of Tatsusuke Kuriki (1943-2013) focuses on the form of ceramics in relation to their decorative potential and the restrictions of clay as a material. Unlike traditional pottery that often highlights imperfection as ...

'Energy and Revival: The Art of Momoyama'

Aug 11, 2015

'Energy and Revival: The Art of Momoyama'

Aug. 8-Oct. 12 In terms of political history, the Azuchi Momoyama Period, which began in 1573, is usually referred to as lasting to either 1598, at the death of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, or 1603, the beginning of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s rule. For artistic purposes, however, it ...

'Lars Muller: Books Analogue Reality'

Aug 4, 2015

'Lars Muller: Books Analogue Reality'

Aug. 4-26 With e-books becoming a standard way of reading, Ginza Graphic Gallery laments the analog by extolling the aesthetic virtues of hardcover books. Switzerland-based designer Lars Muller has always believed books have great value as objects. In 1983, he founded the Lars Muller ...

'Jun Imajo: Pastel Wind'

Aug 4, 2015

'Jun Imajo: Pastel Wind'

July 31-Aug. 19 When asked about the works in his current show, photographer Jun Imajo said: “The cityscape was so colorful, it looked like an illustration create with color pencils.” These photographs, which look a little like pastel drawings, were taken during a trip ...

'5th Anniversary Festival!!'

Aug 4, 2015

'5th Anniversary Festival!!'

Aug. 10-30 Yoshimi Arts is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an exhibition that looks back on its history via the works of artists who have held opening shows there. The artists represented include Miki Sato, who was the first to hold an exhibition at ...