'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 ...

'Bakemono'

Jul 28, 2015

'Bakemono'

Aug. 1-Sept. 13 “Bakemono” is a Japanese term to describe imaginary monsters, which in Japan have a long history in religion and culture. Traditional festivals, for example, feature creatures such as namahage demons, as well as rituals, including shishi-mai lion dancing, and the love ...

Hocori to give Fuji Rock a groove to be proud of

Jul 23, 2015

Hocori to give Fuji Rock a groove to be proud of

Tagging their work as electronic “buddy” music, Takuji Sekine and Yosuke Momono say their group, Hocori, is a way for two instrumentalists to indulge in artificial beats. Sekine, a member of the group Golf, and Momono, lead vocalist and guitarist in rock band Monobright, ...