Jordan Sievers

For Jordan Sievers's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Architecture for Dogs'

Dec 11, 2014

'Architecture for Dogs'

Despite dogs being “man’s best friend,” we rarely design our world around the happiness of our pets. Under the direction of designer Kenya Hara, this exhibition seeks to address such pet needs and explore new perceptions of modern architecture — to the scale of ...

Innovations that changed Japan: It's all in the details

Dec 16, 2013

Innovations that changed Japan: It's all in the details

“Made in Japan,” can be found stamped on products sold all over the world, and as labels always do, it leads to certain consumer assumptions. It’s no longer just about location of production, it implies a rich history of innovative manufacturing techniques, many of ...

'Iconography of Yasujiro Ozu'

Dec 11, 2013

'Iconography of Yasujiro Ozu'

Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) is one of Japan’s most influential filmmakers, internationally renowned for his realistic and sensitive portrayals of relationships and family drama in Japan. In celebration of the 110th anniversary since his birth and the 50th anniversary of his death, this exhibition sheds ...

'Ichihashi Orie Exhibition 2001-2013'

Dec 11, 2013

'Ichihashi Orie Exhibition 2001-2013'

Ichihashi Orie is a young photographer who has recently gained significant recognition for her print media and advertising campaigns for major companies such as McDonald’s, Kirin and Uniqlo. She has a distinct style that utilizes light in a way that exposes fine details, yet ...

'The Snowman Fantasy World'

Dec 11, 2013

'The Snowman Fantasy World'

This exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the animated version of Raymond Briggs’ popular children’s book “The Snowman.” Originally written in 1978, the picture book was adapted for the screen by Dianne Jackson in 1982, and it has since captivated audiences worldwide. The story ...

Guitarist takes from the piano for new sound

Dec 10, 2013

Guitarist takes from the piano for new sound

One of the most interesting questions guitarist Juan Manuel Cañizares has been asked by a Japanese fan had to do with his fingernails. “The fans always ask me very (detailed) things. From my nails to the way I play, they want to know everything,” ...

Uzumaki

Nov 30, 2013

Uzumaki

This 3-in-1 omnibus is the first time Junji Ito’s late-’90s horror series “Uzumaki” has appeared bound together in English. Uzumaki, Junji Ito, VIZ MANGA The story centers on Kirie and her boyfriend, Shuichi, who live in small Japanese town where the residents are slowly ...