'Art x Dance'

Nov 1, 2007

"Art x Dance"

Yokohama Civic Gallery, Azamino Ends Nov. 10 Collaborations, crossovers and synergy between different art forms have been a prevalent force in the art world of late. Curators in Japan have been quick to tap into this movement as is shown by recent exhibitions such ...

For butoh artist's 101st birthday, a month of dance

Oct 4, 2007

For butoh artist's 101st birthday, a month of dance

The Japanese avant-garde dance of butoh (the dance of darkness) is often misunderstood. Labeled as abstruse and indefinable by critics, it could be considered an acquired taste. Created in post-World War II Japan by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, the art form is for ...

Tokyo Look Book, Brazil Fashion Now, etc.

| Sep 18, 2007

Tokyo Look Book, Brazil Fashion Now, etc.

You get the look The success of Shoichi Aoki’s magazine Fruits has inspired a plethora of publications about Japanese fashion and style culture. But, Philomena Keet, author of the new “Tokyo Look Book,” explained to the JT that she “wanted to get away from ...

Japan's top fashion talents

Sep 9, 2007

Japan's top fashion talents

I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it reminded me of. Then I got home after the show and switched on my TV, and there it was in front of my eyes. It was one of those programs where toddlers dance around and ...

'Kuninusubito'

Jun 21, 2007

"Kuninusubito"

Setagaya Public Theater June 22-July 14 Japan’s love affair with Shakespeare continues at Tokyo’s Setagaya Public Theater this week (setagaya-pt.jp/en/). Mansai Nomura, artistic director and kyogen luminary, has his work cut out as he attempts a difficult marriage between the brevity and comedic elements ...