Feb 9, 2012

"Kobe: Beautiful Colors"

Printmaker Kazuo Totsutotsu (b. 1929) studied nihonga (Japanese-style painting) at Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting (today’s Kyoto City University of Arts) before becoming a teacher in Ako and Kakogawa in Hyogo Prefecture. When he moved again to teach at a high school in Kobe, ...

'Kobe: Beautiful Colors'

Feb 9, 2012

"Kobe: Beautiful Colors"

Printmaker Kazuo Totsutotsu (b. 1929) studied nihonga (Japanese-style painting) at Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting (today’s Kyoto City University of Arts) before becoming a teacher in Ako and Kakogawa in Hyogo Prefecture. When he moved again to teach at a high school in Kobe, ...

Feb 9, 2012

"Okumura Akio and Works"

This show looks into the 40-year career of Akio Okumura, the graphic designer behind the typography of some of Japan’s most famous logos. His familiar work includes the cursive font for the confectioner Ezaki Glico, the curved letters of Rohto Pharmaceutical and recently, his ...

'Okumura Akio and Works'

Feb 9, 2012

"Okumura Akio and Works"

This show looks into the 40-year career of Akio Okumura, the graphic designer behind the typography of some of Japan’s most famous logos. His familiar work includes the cursive font for the confectioner Ezaki Glico, the curved letters of Rohto Pharmaceutical and recently, his ...

Feb 2, 2012

"Winter Exhibition of Netsuke Art by Jin Kuwabara"

Netsuke are decorative button-like toggles invented during the Edo Period (1603-1867) to fasten shut inro pill boxes and tobacco pouches that men wore hanging from their kimono sashes. They were usually made from ivory, wood, ceramics or deer antler and in the shape of ...

Feb 2, 2012

"Feel and Think: A New Era of Tokyo Fashion"

In this mix of contemporary Japanese fashion and artistic installations, 10 up-and-coming designers have been brought together to promote the creativity behind the clothing industry. On display are h.Naoto’s dark gothic creations; mintdesigns bright and fun dresses; menswear SASQUATCHfabrix’s giant patchwork installations and Theater ...

'Feel and Think: A New Era of Tokyo Fashion'

Feb 2, 2012

"Feel and Think: A New Era of Tokyo Fashion"

In this mix of contemporary Japanese fashion and artistic installations, 10 up-and-coming designers have been brought together to promote the creativity behind the clothing industry. On display are h.Naoto’s dark gothic creations; mintdesigns bright and fun dresses; menswear SASQUATCHfabrix’s giant patchwork installations and Theater ...

Jan 26, 2012

"Hikari: Expression of Light in Works of Art"

Light — sunlight, moonlight, starlight, even artificial indoor lighting — is often one of the most important elements of an artist’s work. Since the energy-saving concerns raised by the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant disaster, our general awareness and appreciation of light has been ...

'Hikari: Expression of Light in Works of Art'

Jan 26, 2012

"Hikari: Expression of Light in Works of Art"

Light — sunlight, moonlight, starlight, even artificial indoor lighting — is often one of the most important elements of an artist’s work. Since the energy-saving concerns raised by the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant disaster, our general awareness and appreciation of light has been ...