'Rei Naito: The Emotion of Belief'

Nov 20, 2014

'Rei Naito: The Emotion of Belief'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

After three years of renovation work, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is reopening on Nov. 22 with an additional wing, which will be the venue for the museum’s new lineup of contemporary art, videos and performing-arts projects. The wing’s inaugural exhibition features contemporary ...

'Narahara Ikko: Domains'

Nov 13, 2014

'Narahara Ikko: Domains'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

It has been 56 years since photographer Ikko Narahara’s early masterpiece “Oukoku (Kingdom)” (1958) has been shown in Tokyo. This collection of images, “Domains” was first published in 1958, and features photographs taken at a monastery alongside those taken at a women’s prison — ...

Kunisaki Art Festival shows works worth the hike

Oct 30, 2014

Kunisaki Art Festival shows works worth the hike

by Mio Yamada

To visit Antony Gormley’s “Another Time” — a life-sized iron figure which looks eastward across Oita Prefecture’s Sento district of Kunisaki from atop a mountain ledge — is a breathtaking experience. Not just because it’s a stong piece of art or that the location ...

What words alone cannot convey

Oct 23, 2014

What words alone cannot convey

by Stuart Munro

“Can writing succeed as the subject of photography?” This is a question that troubles Paris-based artist Yuki Onodera. Her two works from the series “The World is Not Small Enough” are included in “Photographs by Five,” a group show at Zeit-Foto Salon in Kyobashi, ...

'Born Here, Yet to Be Born Here'

Oct 23, 2014

'Born Here, Yet to Be Born Here'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

On Oct. 29, Nakamuraya, a restaurant founded in 1901 in Shinjuku that became famous for Indian curry as well as Western- and Japanese-style confectionery, is opening a new building that will include the Nakamuraya Salon Museum on the third floor. Its inaugural exhibition, “Born ...