Japan’s artistic institutions stress the importance of in-person exhibitions and events after months of closures and COVID-19-related fears.
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Emil Pacha Valencia examines the difference between modern and traditional Japanese culture in his magazine.
"When I was little, there was a room with a big lock on the door in my house — my mother's studio. The lock came off when I finished elementary school," says embroiderer Satoshi Sekimoto over coffee at a Parisian cafe in the 13th ...
Chef Atsumi says luck was the key ingredient to his culinary success in Paris.
After four years of traveling the world, poet Soramaru Takayama finds Vancouver a welcoming place for creativity and veganism.
Since his official retirement from the clothing brand Kenzo in 1999, Kenzo Takada has taken on interiors, accessories and now costume design.
From retro video games to avant-garde Comme des Garcons' fashion, moving to Japan became a calling for Corey Mah.
Kohei Nawa talks about his 3-ton golden "Throne," which takes a seat of honor at the Louvre as one of the works for Japonismes 2018, Paris' large-scale event celebrating 160 years of France-Japan relations.
The Container Closes Dec. 19 The Fukushima nuclear power plant crisis highlighted not only Japan's dependency on nuclear energy, but also how strongly the public felt about it. Sept. 19 saw the nation's largest-ever antinuclear-energy demonstration in Tokyo's Meiji Park, and other protestors — including ...
Koji Tanada's work has reached both a domestic and an international audience with appearances in a number of shows, including a solo exhibition at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum in Shizuoka Prefecture and a group show at the Riso Museo d'arte contemporanea della sicilia ...