Daisuke Kikuchi

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

College campuses studying on borrowed time

Apr 25, 2015

College campuses studying on borrowed time

University students are taking out massive loans to pay for their tertiary education and generally end up facing a crippling repayment timetable that is impossible to service. We examine the alarming state of student debt and what is being done to improve conditions for ...

'Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty'

Apr 21, 2015

'Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty'

April 25-July 5 In 19th and early 20th-century Europe, advances in the fields of mathematics, mechanical engineering, biology, geology and archaeology brought about a new appreciation of “simple forms,” which led to notable influences on modern art. This exhibition — a collection of works ...

'In Our Time: Art in Post-industrial Japan'

Apr 21, 2015

'In Our Time: Art in Post-industrial Japan'

April 25-Aug. 30 This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, which it is commemorating with a number of exhibitions that encourage visitors to explore the meaning of the word “contemporary.” “In Our Time,” the first in ...

'Exposition Suzanne Valadon et Maurice Utrillo'

Apr 14, 2015

'Exposition Suzanne Valadon et Maurice Utrillo'

April 18-June 28 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) — a model, muse and accomplished self-taught artist — this exhibition brings together nearly 40 of her works, with others by her son Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955). Utrillo, who ...

'Transcendent Artful Embroidery II'

Apr 14, 2015

'Transcendent Artful Embroidery II'

April 18-June 28 From designs on Rococo-era men’s gowns of 18th-century Europe to the elaborate decoration of French haute-couture dresses of the early 20th century, the eclectic uses and styles of embroidery from around the globe have been brought together at the Kobe Fashion ...

Nylon references a synthetic world

Apr 7, 2015

Nylon references a synthetic world

The Wish Less gallery is so named for a reason. Located on a quiet backstreet of Tabata in Tokyo, it advocates “wishing less” and “acting more” by offering itself as a meeting place for visitors to discover and talk about new art. “We wanted ...