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'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 ...

'Let's go to the museum'

Jun 20, 2013

'Let's go to the museum'

by Marie Omata

Miffy — the iconic cartoon rabbit — is Dick Bruna’s most famous character to date and is the the focus of the Himeji Museum of Art’s exhibition, which aims to introduce visitors to modern art in a fun way. Bruna, the children’s book author, ...

'Vangi e la Figura Femminile'

May 30, 2013

'Vangi e la Figura Femminile'

by Marie Omata

Italian sculptor Giuliano Vangi studied in Florence before he moved to Brazil in 1959 to develop abstract works. He returned to Italy three years later, however, after deciding that representational sculpture and figurative works were better ways for him to express himself. Since then, ...

'Yokote Sadami Exhibition'

May 9, 2013

'Yokote Sadami Exhibition'

by Marie Omata

This is part five of the Nagasaki Prefecture Museum’s “Art of Nagasaki” series of exhibitions, and it introduces the work of Western-style painter Sadami Yokote (1899-1931). Yokote moved to Paris during the 1920s after seeing the work of Yuzo Saeki, another Japanese artist who ...