<em>Anime</em> set to the tune of 3/11 memories

Mar 31, 2013

Anime set to the tune of 3/11 memories

Under an overcast sky, an old farmer plants seeds in a field that had been ravaged by a tsunami. An angel watches his efforts and begs the sun to show itself, which it does, giving the farmer some hope. This is the story of ...

'Special Exhibition: Kano Sanraku and Sansetsu'

Mar 28, 2013

'Special Exhibition: Kano Sanraku and Sansetsu'

Established in the 15th century, the Kano School is one of Japan’s most famous institutions of Japanese-style painting. Its particular set of aesthetics dominated the genre for more than three centuries. Kyoto National Museum brings together a retrospective of the works of two Kano ...

Geek out on <em>anime</em> in Tokyo

Mar 22, 2013

Geek out on anime in Tokyo

The crux of the government’s “Cool Japan” initiative to promote Japanese culture overseas mostly hangs on anime, and this weekend a major anime-based event takes place in Tokyo. The Tokyo International Anime Fair will take place at Big Sight in the capital’s Odaiba district. ...

'Francis Bacon'

Mar 14, 2013

'Francis Bacon'

Often compared to Picasso, Francis Bacon is one of the most popular and iconic artists of the 20th century. This exhibition is the first solo show of Bacon’s work to be shown in Japan in 30 years, and it commemorates the 20th anniversary of ...