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 offers ...

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 Japanese ...