Matthew Kaundart

For Matthew Kaundart's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dinosaurs to invade the nation

Jul 24, 2009

Dinosaurs to invade the nation

Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba will be home to a replica of the world’s largest dinosaur skeleton until Sept. 27. The Giant Mamenchisaurus, which is an impressive 35 meters long, is one of the main attractions of Dinosaur Expo 2009 — The ...

Jul 17, 2009

Indie film fans can graze at The Pink Cow

More than a century ago in the basement of the Grand Cafe in Paris, pioneer filmmakers Auguste and Louis Lumiere dazzled audiences with one of the world’s first public viewings of a motion picture. Like the Grand Cafe, The Pink Cow in Shibuya periodically ...

Finding death in logos

Jul 10, 2009

Finding death in logos

Brass knuckles dangle near her waist, while a tiny feather decorates her miniature top hat. But her face is obscured and imprisoned by a giant, striped bow. Who is this? She is the subject of “Cadavre Exquis 4,” one of the illustrations by well- ...

| May 15, 2009

Toshimitsu Baba Exhibition

Base Gallery, Tokoyo Before making the first stroke of a painting, an artist must surely agonize over the decision to defile something as clean and pure as a blank canvas. If this process is troublesome for painters working with traditional, coarse cloth, then one ...