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Tomohiro Osaki
Tomohiro Osaki is a staff writer in the Domestic News Division. A graduate of Sophia University in Tokyo, he likes to explore under-reported realities of Japanese youth, with a tendency toward the taboo.
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Nov 16, 2012
Thrill-seeking snowboarders to get an ultimate challenge in Tokyo
Snowboarding always comes with the risk of injury, but the danger can be especially high for a certain type of thrill-seeker.
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Nov 9, 2012
Region event proves you can go home again
Japanese PR copywriters are addicted to a new buzzword: gotōchi (homegrown). It's being used wherever possible to trumpet the peculiarities of local cultures — from gotōchi gurume (homegrown gourmet) to gotōchi aidoru (homegrown idols).
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Nov 2, 2012
Outdoor art exhibition comes with instruction from the artists on show
It's not often you can talk to artists when viewing their works, but it's possible at the annual "Trolls in the Park 2012."
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Oct 26, 2012
RV exhibition to cater to outdoors lifestyles
Attitudes toward RVs are changing as the once luxury items become more affordable according to the Japan Recreational Vehicle Association.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 25, 2012
"The Essence of Finnish Design and Culture"
Showcasing some of Finland's most outstanding and well-known creations, such as original illustrations from the "Moomin" picture books by Tove Jansson, this exhibition puts forward Finnish design as a forerunner to much modern design and fashion.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 25, 2012
"Art Walk: Selections from the Collection of the Bridgestone Museum of Art"
The Bridgestone Museum of Art boasts a broad collection of works that runs the gamut from the ancient to the contemporary.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 25, 2012
"El Greco's Visual Poetics"
El Greco began his career in Greece as a Christian icon painter before moving to Italy to master Western painting techniques and then finally settling down in Spain.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 25, 2012
"Tokyo Art Meeting 3: Art and Music — Search for New Synesthesia"
For some, art and music are inseparable. Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, for example, created artworks inspired by synesthesia, while Swiss-German painter Paul Klee visualized the world of music. Many musicians, too, such as composer John Milton Cage, created works that appealed both visually and...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 18, 2012
"The record of personal experiences of silk, by Mariano Fortuny: 2012 editions"
Silk, admired for its texture and functionality, has been revered as a luxury fabric since ancient times. It has captivated artists and fashion designers worldwide, one of the most famous being Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949).
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 18, 2012
"France vs. Japan: Modern Paintings"
During the 1920s, many Japanese painters traveled to Paris for artistic education and inspiration, and they brought back with them techniques that influenced the development of modern Japanese art.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 18, 2012
"Tokyo: The Printing Capital and its Role in Modern Japan"
During the 19th century, ukiyo-e woodblock prints contributed to the modernization of Japan by helping record events and spread ideas. The Printing Museum, located in Tokyo, the home of most of Japan's printing industry, is focusing on works from 1860 to 1890, a time when the nation experienced a major...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 18, 2012
"Art Will Thrill You!: The Essence of Modern Japanese Art"
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, marks its 60th anniversary this year, and to celebrate it is using its entire four-story space to present a major retrospective of its Japanese modern-art collection.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Oct 16, 2012
Colored contact lenses get a new 'macho' vision
Hiromu Uetake's muscular physique and distinct side-shaved haircut, not to mention the tattoos peeking from below his T-shirt, make him quite a striking sight. But when talking to him, it is his left eye I can't keep my own eyes off. Every now and then there's a flicker of something that makes me stare...
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Oct 12, 2012
Tea ceremony party holds more in store than just a quick drink
Whether you're a practitioner of the Japanese tea ceremony or not, the annual Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony abounds with opportunities for cultural enlightenment.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 11, 2012
"Earth, Sea and Sky — Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art"
Tokyo is the next city to receive the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's impressive traveling exhibition of masterpieces.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 11, 2012
"Artists and the Disaster: Documentation in Progress"
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Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 11, 2012
"Ishiuchi Miyako: Silken Dreams"
Renowned Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi became particularly well known in 2005, when she photographed the belongings of her deceased mother in a series titled "Mother's."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 11, 2012
"Miyanaga Aiko: Nakasora : The Reason for Eternity"
Aiko Miyanaga's work is characterized by its impermanence. In 2003, she created shoe-shaped sculptures using naphthalene, an organic compound that sublimes from a solid to gas at room temperature. "Cinderella," for example, was a model of the fairy-tale heroine's glass slipper, which deteriorated over...
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Oct 5, 2012
The streets are alive with the sound of jazz
Shunzo Ohno is a man committed to his dream. Even after a motor bike accident and a battle with cancer, he can still play a mean trumpet.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 4, 2012
"Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2012: Mixed Bathing World"
Beppu in Oita Prefecture is one of the most prosperous hot-spring areas in Japan. Nonetheless, it has been suffering a depopulation of youths and a decline in tourists. In response, a number of volunteers and NPO organizations have been working on reinvigorating local culture through art projects.

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