Melynie Yoneda

For Melynie Yoneda's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Aubrey Beardsley and Japan'

/ Feb 9, 2016

'Aubrey Beardsley and Japan'

Feb. 6-March 27 British artist Aubrey Beardsley, a leader of the 19th-century aesthetic movement, was best-known for his bold — and, at times, erotic — black-and-white illustrations. Strongly influenced by art nouveau and Japonisme, it is perhaps unsurprising that Beardsley also inspired many Japanese Taisho ...

'Katsukawa Shunsho: Master of Hokusai'

/ Feb 2, 2016

'Katsukawa Shunsho: Master of Hokusai'

Feb. 2-March 27 To celebrate the 290th anniversary of Katsukawa Shunsho, the Ukiyo-e Memorial Museum of Art is holding a special exhibition of this leading 18th-century ukiyo-e woodblock-print artist's work. Katsukawa, who is known in particular for his realistic portrayals of kabuki actors and sumo ...

'Shiseido Art Egg 10'

/ Feb 2, 2016

'Shiseido Art Egg 10'

Feb. 3-April 22 Since its establishment in 2006, the "Shiseido Art Egg" has been a set of annual solo shows for the finalists of a public-entry art competition. For its 10th anniversary, the exhibition is featuring the work of installation artist Yoi Kawakubo (Feb. 3-26), ...

'Shimura Fukumi'

/ Feb 2, 2016

'Shimura Fukumi'

Feb. 2-March 21 Living National Treasure Fukumi Shimura is a master of senshoku dyeing and weaving, who brings kimono to life with colorful designs using only natural dyes derived from plants. In 2014 she was awarded the 30th Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy and ...

'Daido Moriyama Photo Exhibition'

/ Jan 19, 2016

'Daido Moriyama Photo Exhibition'

Jan. 23-Feb. 20 Daido Moriyama's gritty photography, which often showed the darker side of urban life in postwar Japan, has won him many awards, including the International Center of Photography in New York's Inifinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2012. This exhibition is divided into three ...