Jan 13, 2012

"Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity"

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) is a leading contemporary artist and known worldwide as a frontrunner of avant-garde art in Japan. Though she has been active since the late 1950s, she has been particularly prominent on the art scene since the 2000s. Kusama began creating ...

'Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity'

Jan 13, 2012

"Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity"

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) is a leading contemporary artist and known worldwide as a frontrunner of avant-garde art in Japan. Though she has been active since the late 1950s, she has been particularly prominent on the art scene since the 2000s. Kusama began creating ...

Jan 6, 2012

"New Year Exhibition: Modern Japanese Paintings"

Although its aesthetic origin originally came from China, nihonga (Japanese-style painting) developed into a style of its own through its focus on motifs deep-rooted in Japanese culture. Bijin-ga (paintings of beautiful women) and sansui-ga (landscape painting) in particular present subjects familiar to Japanese. After ...

'New Year Exhibition: Modern Japanese Paintings'

Jan 6, 2012

"New Year Exhibition: Modern Japanese Paintings"

Although its aesthetic origin originally came from China, nihonga (Japanese-style painting) developed into a style of its own through its focus on motifs deep-rooted in Japanese culture. Bijin-ga (paintings of beautiful women) and sansui-ga (landscape painting) in particular present subjects familiar to Japanese. After ...

Jan 6, 2012

"Araki Takako Retrospective"

Takako Araki (1921-2004), a native of Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, began creating glassware around 1950. From 1956-60, she ran an art gallery in Osaka where she presented works in plaster and steel and introduced Kansai-based avant-garde artists. In 1963, having returned to Japan from ...

'Araki Takako Retrospective'

Jan 6, 2012

"Araki Takako Retrospective"

Takako Araki (1921-2004), a native of Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, began creating glassware around 1950. From 1956-60, she ran an art gallery in Osaka where she presented works in plaster and steel and introduced Kansai-based avant-garde artists. In 1963, having returned to Japan from ...

'Banka Nonagase Exhibition'

Dec 23, 2011

"Banka Nonagase Exhibition"

Banka Nonagase (1889-1964) was born in Chikatsuyu, Nakahechi-cho (today’s Tanabe City) in Wakayama Prefecture. He moved to Osaka while still in his teens, and studied there under Rogetsu Nakagawa. Even at that young age, Nonagase’s personal sophisticated style and attitude got him noticed, and ...