Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 23, 2012

"Kuroda Seiki: Scenes of Leisure"

As an apprentice of the French academic painter Raphael Collin, Seiki Kuroda (1866-1924), who studied in Paris, considered it his mission to represent Western styles of art through his work. His paintings were Impressionistic in nature and his portraits often depicted everyday scenes of ...

"Kuroda Seiki: Scenes of Leisure"

Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 23, 2012

"Kuroda Seiki: Scenes of Leisure"

As an apprentice of the French academic painter Raphael Collin, Seiki Kuroda (1866-1924), who studied in Paris, considered it his mission to represent Western styles of art through his work. His paintings were Impressionistic in nature and his portraits often depicted everyday scenes of ...

Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 23, 2012

"The Tower"

To celebrate this spring's opening of the Tokyo Sky Tree, the metropolis' new landmark, the Edo-Tokyo Museum is presenting an exhibition that explores the history of three great towers. Through a collection of woodblock prints, photographs, illustrations and paintings, the show takes viewers back to ...

"The Tower"

Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 23, 2012

"The Tower"

To celebrate this spring's opening of the Tokyo Sky Tree, the metropolis' new landmark, the Edo-Tokyo Museum is presenting an exhibition that explores the history of three great towers. Through a collection of woodblock prints, photographs, illustrations and paintings, the show takes viewers back to ...

Okinawa summit gets animated

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Feb 17, 2012

Okinawa summit gets animated

For anime-aficionados across the nation, a little weekend getaway to Okinawa may be the perfect way to spend this coming Sunday. The Okinawa International Animation Contents Summit allows visitors to participate in a series of anime-related events, including a museum that features the works of ...

Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 16, 2012

"Nihon Gadan no Fuunji — Nakamura Masayoshi: Aratanaru Zenbo"

Known for his strong subversion of traditional Japanese art values, nihonga (Japanese-style) artist Masayoshi Nakamura (1924-1977) found beauty in what others might have been considered as ugly. His determination in pursuing unconventional aesthetics led him to become one of the pioneers of avant-garde painting ...