'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 ...

'Seiho Takeuchi'

Feb 5, 2015

'Seiho Takeuchi'

Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Seiho Takeuchi (1864-1942), a pioneer of nihonga (Japanese-style painting), whose influence on the genre helped it develop even further from its traditional restraints. Having traveled around Europe for seven months when he was 36, ...

'Demitasse Cosmos: Glitter of Jewelry'

Feb 5, 2015

'Demitasse Cosmos: Glitter of Jewelry'

Since coffee was their common interest, Yasuhiro and Tomiko Suzuki started collecting demitasse together after they were married more than 40 years ago. They bought one cup and saucer each month, accumulating a diverse collection of more than 500 sets. According to the couple, ...

'Best of The Best'

Jan 29, 2015

'Best of The Best'

From its collection of around 2,500 pieces, the Bridgestone Museum’s “Best of The Best” includes works by major names such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne and Jackson Pollock. This exhibition looks back on the museum’s 63 years before it closes on May 18 for ...

'Line in the Sand: Paul Davis'

Jan 29, 2015

'Line in the Sand: Paul Davis'

Social satire and ironic humor are the trademarks of British illustrator Paul Davis, whose characters are usually portrayed in scribbled lines and accompanied by handwritten phrases or dialog. With clients as big as IBM, Sony and Mercedes Benz, Davis has won various awards for ...

'Kunsthaus Zurich'

Jan 29, 2015

'Kunsthaus Zurich'

This is the first time that paintings have been brought to Japan from Switzerland’s Kunsthaus Zurich, which boasts the largest collection of modern art in Zurich and includes numerous works by the country’s finest artists, such as Ferdinand Hodler and Alberto Giacometti. Seventy-four masterpieces ...

Jan 23, 2015

Former owner of club Noon sees acquittal upheld

The former owner of an Osaka nightclub charged under Japan’s controversial “no dancing” law has been cleared of wrongdoing after a High Court upheld his acquittal last year. Masatoshi Kanemitsu was arrested in April 2012 under fueihō, a so-called anti-dancing law which originated in ...