The 'informel' whirlwind that swept across Japan

Aug 30, 2016

The 'informel' whirlwind that swept across Japan

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Taro Okamoto’s “Men Aflame” (1955) is a swirling fusion of figuration, surrealism and abstraction. The content addresses the irradiation of Japanese sailors onboard the Dai-go Fukuryu-maru by fallout from American nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll. The painting is part of the 1950s Japanese art ...

'The Artists of the Taro Award'

Oct 16, 2014

'The Artists of the Taro Award'

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The second in a series of exhibitions featuring the work of winners of the Taro Award, this show looks at that of Shinji Ohmaki, Satoru Tamura, Hisashi Tenmyouya, Takehito Fujii and Yukihiro Yamagami — the winners of the sixth to 12th awards. Established in ...

Roppongi Hills gets love on its 10th anniversary

May 3, 2013

Roppongi Hills gets love on its 10th anniversary

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Roppongi Hills was unlike anything Tokyo had ever seen before. Until it opened 10 years ago, Roppongi was more often seen as a "High Touch Town," where businessmen partied with foreign hostesses and off-duty soldiers packed the nightclubs.