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Mio Yamada

Mio Yamada is the Art, Life & Style editor of The Japan Times. A former magazine editor and trends researcher, when she’s not perusing galleries you’ll find her taking photos and being distracted by shiny objects. She’s also surprisingly British.

For Mio Yamada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tokyo welcomes Designart

| Nov 5, 2017

Tokyo welcomes Designart

Last month saw the launch of Designart — the capital's new annual collection of exhibitions that bring together Japanese and overseas creators for collaborations on product design and objets d'art. Here are a few picks that showcase the inaugural event's embrace of color, versatility ...

Drawing on Japan's flowers of the flock

Oct 8, 2017

Drawing on Japan's flowers of the flock

Masumi Yamanaka, curator of "Flora Japonica," an exhibition of 80 taxonomically correct illustrations of Japanese plants, talks about the dedication that drives botanical art.

'Most wanted' in Japanese design

| Jul 2, 2017

'Most wanted' in Japanese design

The Interior Lifestyle Tokyo trade fair, an annual event held in June at Tokyo Big Sight, always showcases an impressive number of Japanese participants. This year, On Design picks its favorites from the fair's "Wanted" special exhibition of designers looking for collaborators or ...