Yukari Tanaka

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

'Leiko Ikemura Our Planet: Earth & Stars'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 15, 2019

'Leiko Ikemura Our Planet: Earth & Stars'

Jan. 18-April 1 Contemporary artist Leiko Ikemura's multimedia works blend painting, drawing, sculpture, watercolor, print, photography and video into installations that address gender issues and other societal observations. After studying at the University of Seville's Faculty of Fine Arts in Spain, Ikemura moved to Switzerland ...

'Toki no Hana'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 15, 2019

'Toki no Hana'

Jan. 19-Feb. 17 Ever since Naho Iino's elementary school marble and epoxy glue artwork was selected for a craftwork exhibition, the artist has been working exclusively with glass. A Musashino Art University graduate, she continued her studies at the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, before she ...

'The Age of New Painting'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 15, 2019

'The Age of New Painting'

Jan. 19-March 24 The "new painting" of this exhibition refers to neo-expressionism, a movement that emerged during the early 1980s in reaction to the minimalist nature of the conceptual art that dominated during the '70s. Neo-expressionists focused on more figurative depictions of violence, death, sexuality, dreams, ...

'Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 8, 2019

'Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children'

Jan. 12-March 24 When the modern education system in Japan was established during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), the first school facilities were architecturally based on Western-style buildings. Throughout the ages, schools developed to steel-reinforced concrete buildings, with the introduction of open-classroom teaching during the 1970s. This ...

'Direct Perception by Soetsu Yanagi'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 8, 2019

'Direct Perception by Soetsu Yanagi'

Jan. 11-March 24 Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961), a scholar who specialized in the philosophy of religion, was also a theorist and aesthetician credited for spearheading the mingei (Japanese folk crafts) movement. He is recognized as one of the first people to acknowledge the beauty and skill ...

'La Caricature is Here!'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 8, 2019

'La Caricature is Here!'

Jan. 12- Feb. 24 On Nov. 4, 1830, the first issue of Caricature, edited by Charles Philipon (1800-61), was published in Paris. The groundbreaking weekly magazine, which launched after the July Revolution, was originally a simple publication of illustrations. However, it quickly adopted a political ...

'Tadanobu Asano 3634'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Dec 4, 2018

'Tadanobu Asano 3634'

Dec. 7-March 31 Tadanobu Asano, is best known as an actor, but in 2013, he began sketching and drawing to kill time on sets during the long waits between scenes for "The Wasted Times" (2016). He doodled on scripts, on the reverse sides of schedule ...

'Like a Star: Leaving and the Things That Are Left'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Dec 4, 2018

'Like a Star: Leaving and the Things That Are Left'

Dec. 8-Feb. 11 The Ashiya City Museum of Art and History's documentation of artists includes historical sketchbooks, diaries, manuscripts and photographs, many of which were once keepsakes of artists' families and close friends. Such items offer valuable insight into artists' personal lives and help further ...

'Michael Kenna: A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 28, 2018

'Michael Kenna: A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018'

Dec. 1-Jan. 27 An internationally recognized landscape photographer, Michael Kenna has had more than 450 solo exhibitions and published around 70 photo books. With a focus on the mystical effects of lighting and the relationship of man-made structures and landscape, he often uses black-and-white film ...