Yukari Tanaka

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

'Hiroshi Kobatake: Called by Wood'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jul 16, 2019

'Hiroshi Kobatake: Called by Wood'

July 20-Sept. 8 The son of a Western-style painter father and a Japanese-style painter mother, sculptor Hiroshi Kobatake (1935-96) studied at Tokyo University of the Arts. After graduation, he taught art at several universities, until he established his own art school, Kobatake Sculpture Studio, in ...

'Insects: Models for Design'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jul 16, 2019

'Insects: Models for Design'

July 19-Nov. 4 Though insects are integral to environments and affect our everyday lives, due to their variety, surprisingly little is known about them. Their vibrant colors, physical features and other characteristics and habits, however, often go beyond our imaginations, making them a great inspiration ...

'Children and Adults: What Does This Look Like?'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jul 9, 2019

'Children and Adults: What Does This Look Like?'

July 13-Sept. 23 Highlighting the materials, techniques and expressions of 60 eye-catching works selected from the Ashiya City Museum of Art and History's contemporary art collection, this exhibition presents pieces by numerous artists, including painter, printmaker and photographer Ei-Q (1911-60), mixed-media artist Yoshinobu Nakagawa and ...

'Izumi Kato: Like a Rolling Snowball'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jul 9, 2019

'Izumi Kato: Like a Rolling Snowball'

July 13-Jan. 13, 2020 Izumi Kato began his career as a painter during the 1990s and later focused on wooden sculptures from the 2000s. Now based in Tokyo and Hong Kong, he is internationally recognized for his series of unusual humanoid figures that, in style and ...

'All About Mariano Fortuny'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jul 2, 2019

'All About Mariano Fortuny'

July 6-Oct. 6 Born in Granada, Spain, raised in Rome and Paris and based in Venice, Italy, the fashion designer Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) was famed for his Delphos series of elegant and intricately hand-pleated lightweight silk gowns. First designed and introduced during the early 1900s, ...

'Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 25, 2019

'Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation'

July 2-Oct.6 Since "The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun" (1968), the first animated movie he directed, Isao Takahata (1935-2018) has been regarded as one of the great pioneers of Japanese anime. In the 1970s, he worked on anime TV dramas, such as "Heidi, ...