Yoshihiro Suda is known for his highly accomplished wood-carving technique, which he uses to fashion extremely realistic recreations of foliage and flowers. He often presents his work by placing them in the corner of a room, where one might least expect to find them. His delicately carved wooden flowers turn the most clinical exhibition room into a space of eye-opening beauty. The art of wood sculpture is sometimes considered antiquated and it is indeed typical of the Japanese art tradition. But, as if to fly in the face of such a stereotype, Suda has always sought to present his works in modern ways; till Dec. 16.
Chiba City Museum of Art; (043) 221-2311; 3-10-8 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba; Chiba Chuo Station, Keisei Line. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Fri., Sat. till 8:00 p.m.) ¥1,000. Closed on Nov. 5, Dec. 3. www.ccma-net.jp/index.html.