Yukari Tanaka

For Yukari Tanaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Seeing Through a Glass'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 6, 2018

'Seeing Through a Glass'

Nov. 10-March 31 Landscape is one of the most popular themes in art. Whether it's natural or urban settings, artists have long sought to express the world they see around them. With the theme of "landscapes" central to "Seeing Through a Glass," this collection seeks to ...

'Mingei: Another Kind of Art'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 30, 2018

'Mingei: Another Kind of Art'

In 1925, the Japanese philosopher Muneyoshi Yanagi (1889-1961) coined the term "mingei" to refer to folk arts and crafts that involved high levels of skill but were made by unknown craftspeople.

'Hyslom Temporary Human'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 30, 2018

'Hyslom Temporary Human'

The art performance group Hyslom comprises three contemporary artists — Itaru Kato, Fuminori Hoshino and Yuu Yoshida — and aims to explore two concepts: the lost connection between the Earth and the human body and the search for an unknown no-man's land that isn't ...

'Resistance of Fog: Fujiko Nakaya'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 23, 2018

'Resistance of Fog: Fujiko Nakaya'

Oct. 27-Jan. 20 Acclaimed as the first artist to use fog as a medium in art during the 1970s, Fujiko Nakaya has since presented more than 80 "fog sculptures" around the world. Created using devices that emit water vapor, her environmental sculptures are part installation, ...