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For Kaori Kubo's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'The Posters of Ikko Tanaka'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Apr 5, 2016

'The Posters of Ikko Tanaka'

April 5-June 19 Posters are designed to attract attention — the really good ones also tempt their viewers to buy or do something. Graphic designer Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002) was arguably one of the best graphic designers in Japan, creating unique posters with bold geometric designs ...

'Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 29, 2016

'Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey'

April 2-May 15 Edward Gorey's detailed pen-and-ink drawings often conveyed a macabre mysteriousness through their shadowy figures and dark backgrounds. His knack of combining the eerie and sometimes unsettling with underlying humor won him many fans, and he became well known for illustrating a number ...

'Meguru Yamaguchi Solo Exhibition: Unknown Scorcher'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 29, 2016

'Meguru Yamaguchi Solo Exhibition: Unknown Scorcher'

March 21-April 17 Meguru Yamaguchi doesn't believe that painting should be restricted to canvases. The New York-based artist takes paint out of its usual context using a technique he calls "Cut and Paste." This involves making collages from pieces of acrylic paint that have been ...

'Utagawa Kunisada: Japanese Lifestyle and Fashion'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 29, 2016

'Utagawa Kunisada: Japanese Lifestyle and Fashion'

April 1-24 Any major ukiyo-e fan would have seen Utagawa Kunisada's work at least once. He was the most prolific of the key woodblock-print artists to document life in the Edo Period (1603-1868), producing works that have since been exhibited worldwide. Though ukiyo-e are popular primarily ...

'Kutani Choemon & Kamide Keigo: Kutani Connexion'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 1, 2016

'Kutani Choemon & Kamide Keigo: Kutani Connexion'

March 2-13 Loved for its vibrant colors — glazes of red, blue, yellow, purple and green — Kutani porcelain has a history of more than 350 years. This exhibition highlights the work of Keigo Kamide, a sixth-generation ceramicist of Kutani Choemon, a kiln that has been ...