Kumamoto shows Foujita painting of UNESCO Fuji site

Jul 3, 2013

Kumamoto shows Foujita painting of UNESCO Fuji site

A museum in the city of Kumamoto opened an exhibition Tuesday showcasing nearly 120 works by Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968), including two oil paintings discovered last year. One of the two, measuring 23 cm by 32.5 cm, depicts the Miho-no-Matsubara pine grove that was ...

Diamond-studded Licca-chan doll to go on display

Jun 26, 2013

Diamond-studded Licca-chan doll to go on display

A special Licca-chan doll, decorated with ¥100 million worth of diamonds, will be displayed at the Doll Exhibition at Saga Prefectural Museum in the city of Saga from July 20 to Sept. 16. The Fancy Diamond Licca-chan, the luxury version of the popular Licca-chan ...

And the top toy for girls: chameleon Licca-chan

Jun 12, 2013

And the top toy for girls: chameleon Licca-chan

by Magdalena Osumi

Takara Tomy’s Triple Color Change Licca-chan doll, whose hair color changes with the temperature, won the girls’ toy category of the Japan Toy Prize on Tuesday, preceding the 52nd Annual International Toy Show that kicks off Thursday. “Licca-chan has always had an important place ...

'Recycle Art' exhibition opens at Tokyo gallery

Jun 8, 2013

'Recycle Art' exhibition opens at Tokyo gallery

A unique art exhibition featuring works made from recycled commodities opened Wednesday at a small Tokyo gallery, with 33 cartoonists and animators contributing their creations. Among over 60 showpieces at the eighth “Recycle Art Exhibition” are a dress made from white plastic grocery bags, ...