Daisuke Kikuchi

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

'The Human Image: Picasso, Matisse, Warhol'

Sep 18, 2014

'The Human Image: Picasso, Matisse, Warhol'

Pablo Picasso’s “Rape of the Sabine Women” is being brought to Japan for the first time. This work, inspired by Nicolas Poussin’s “The Abduction of the Sabine Women” and Jacques-Louis David’s “The Intervention of the Sabine Women,” depicts a tale of Ancient Rome, when ...

'Hishida Shunso: A Retrospective'

Sep 18, 2014

'Hishida Shunso: A Retrospective'

To celebrate the 140th year since the birth of Shunso Hishida (1874-1911), the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, is presenting more than 100 of the modern Japanese painter’s masterpieces. Though Hishida died at the age of 36 and was an active artist for ...

'Tomotaka Yasui: Silence'

Sep 18, 2014

'Tomotaka Yasui: Silence'

Tomotaka Yasui is the fifth artist to be featured in The Hakone Open-Air Museum’s series of exhibitions showcasing young contemporary sculptors. His signature works are statues of ordinary-looking bob-haired girls in colorful dresses, not a likely subject when considering contemporary sculpture. However, these girls’ ...

'Kyoto: Splendors of the Ancient Capital'

Sep 11, 2014

'Kyoto: Splendors of the Ancient Capital'

After five years of construction, the Kyoto National Museum is ready to open a new wing, the Heisei Chishinkan, on Sept. 13 2014. To celebrate, the museum is bringing together 400 historical works related to Kyoto, including around 50 National Treasures and 110 Important ...

'Discover, Discover Japan'

Sep 11, 2014

'Discover, Discover Japan'

In October 1970, Japanese National Railways launched its Discover Japan advertising campaign in the hopes of keeping and cultivating the increased number of railway users that it had gained during the Japan World Exposition, which had finished a month earlier. With Wakao Fujioka of ...

Enjoy autumnal food and fun in Sapporo

Sep 11, 2014

Enjoy autumnal food and fun in Sapporo

For those who have stopped clinging to summer, Hokkaido’s Odori Park in Sapporo — which stretches from east to west, covering 11 districts of the city’s center — is ready for its annual Autumn Fest. The first district (1-chome) is hosting the Sapporo Oktoberfest, ...

Tokyo Girls' Style gets glow sticks waving at @Jam Expo

Sep 4, 2014

Tokyo Girls' Style gets glow sticks waving at @Jam Expo

The glow stick business must be booming. Sure it was a staple of 1990s rave culture, but the modern idol-pop scene has taken to them at least threefold. And Yokohama Arena was filled with them last weekend at the @Jam Expo. The country’s biggest ...

You don't have to be an aficionado to enjoy Tokyo Jazz Festival

Sep 4, 2014

You don't have to be an aficionado to enjoy Tokyo Jazz Festival

Being unfamiliar with jazz, isn’t an excuse to stay home during the Tokyo Jazz Festival. The event features artists from outside the genre, and organizers have set up the Tokyo Jazz Labo, a workshop for newcomers. The Saturday stage at Tokyo International Forum Hall ...