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'Hung Yi: Happy Animal Party'

Jul 24, 2013

'Hung Yi: Happy Animal Party'

by Alisa Yamasaki

This is the first solo exhibition in Japan of Taiwanese artist Hung Yi, who is known for his colorful sculptures of people and animals. Hung’s work fills three gallery spaces with some of the pieces also on display outdoors. His animated and personified interpretations ...

'Being-in-the-Wired- World'

Jul 17, 2013

'Being-in-the-Wired- World'

by Natasha Vik

The Kawasaki City Museum has a tradition of creating exhibitions that explore the relationship between technology and art, and this one, coinciding with the museum’s 25th anniversary, is no exception. As society becomes progressively more wired, and the Internet a common way to connect ...

'Art Arch Hiroshima 2013'

Jul 17, 2013

'Art Arch Hiroshima 2013'

by Alisa Yamasaki

Three museums in Hiroshima Prefecture — the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, the Hiroshima Museum of Art and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art — are joining forces this summer to hold “Art Arch Hiroshima,” a set of exhibitions, each based on the theme ...

'Play'

Jul 10, 2013

'Play'

by Alisa Yamasaki

This exhibition focuses on recreation in ancient Japan. More than 100 artifacts from the Kyoto National Museum’s collection are being displayed, categorized under nine types of “play,” such as festivals, indoor games, children’s toys, and song and dance. Artifacts include toys and board games ...

'Evangelion and Japanese Swords'

Jun 27, 2013

'Evangelion and Japanese Swords'

by Alisa Yamasaki

There have been many collaborations with the popular Japanese science-fiction manga and animated series “Evangelion,” which have resulted in a range of licensed products — from eye drops to pachinko machines. For this touring exhibition, the series collaborates with the traditional craft of Japanese ...

'Special exhibition on the 120th anniversary of Ryukyu Shimpo; 42 tumultuous years in Okinawa, as seen through the eyes of photojournalists'

Jun 20, 2013

'Special exhibition on the 120th anniversary of Ryukyu Shimpo; 42 tumultuous years in Okinawa, as seen through the eyes of photojournalists'

by Marie Omata

Hiroaki Yamashiro, three-time winner of the Kyushu-Okinawa photojournalist association award, has been documenting Okinawa’s history, its vanishing culture and rare aspects of its nature for more than 40 years. To commemorate Okinawa’s Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper’s 120th anniversary, this exhibition presents 200 photographs that Yamashiro ...