Art Topics

'Tomoo Gokita: The Great Circus'

Aug 28, 2014

'Tomoo Gokita: The Great Circus'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Though already established in Japan as an artist with exceptional drawing skills, Tomoo Gokita gained a strong cult following after the 2000 publication of “Lingerie Wrestling,” a book of charcoal and ink drawings. He is also known for CD cover designs, such as his ...

'Bologna Illustrators Exhibition'

Aug 21, 2014

'Bologna Illustrators Exhibition'

Since 1978, the Otani Museum has held annual exhibitions of prize-winning books from the Bologna Book Fair’s illustration competition. This year there were 75 competition winners from 23 different countries, including 15 artists from Japan. This exhibition showcases winning books and features as its ...

'Made in Japan 50's-60's'

Jul 31, 2014

'Made in Japan 50's-60's'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Fifty years have passed since the first Tokyo Olympics, and with the city’s winning bid for 2020, now is a good time to reflect on the cultural progression that helped Japan win the honor to host in 1964. Post-World War II Japan of the ...