Yukari Tanaka

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

'Therein, Nothing: Just Precious Trifles'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 20, 2019

'Therein, Nothing: Just Precious Trifles'

Nov. 22-Dec. 21 Miyuki Tsugami specializes in colorful abstract landscapes, drawing from various cities that she has resided in, including New York in 1996, Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture in 2005, London in 2013, Berlin and Prenzlau in 2015 and Fukushima the following year. All titles of ...

'Mina Perhonen / Minagawa Akira: Tsuzuku'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 13, 2019

'Mina Perhonen / Minagawa Akira: Tsuzuku'

Nov. 16-Feb. 16, 2020 Akira Minagawa is a Japanese designer best-known as the founder of the clothing brand Mina Perhonen. Minagawa later expanded his business to the hospitality field through collections of tableware and interior design. Today, his brand — which celebrates its 25th anniversary in ...

'I Found Myself in the Traveling Carnival'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 13, 2019

'I Found Myself in the Traveling Carnival'

Nov. 16-Dec. 14 Tokyo-based contemporary artist Shintaro Miyake's seventh solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery is based on the motif of a traveling carnival. Through the context of a carnival, Miyake's works explore fundamental themes such as life and death, and self-awareness. Highlights include works that ...

'The Covered Finger'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 13, 2019

'The Covered Finger'

Nov. 15-Dec. 14 Daisuke Ida is a Japanese contemporary artist whose artworks highlight various social issues such as income inequality and excessive productivity. Ida's recent focus has been on researching and photographing mannequins, which made him realize that the invention of photography has caused the image ...

'Scale Puzzle'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 6, 2019

'Scale Puzzle'

Nov. 7-Dec.1 Born in Kyoto, Masumi Nakaoka is a Japanese contemporary painter whose art has been inspired by the relationship between humans and nature, often depicting uncommon urban motifs. Her works, depicted with soft yet vivid brushstrokes, have won her multiple awards, including the 2004 ...

'Umeda Tetsuya: On the Origin of Voices'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 6, 2019

'Umeda Tetsuya: On the Origin of Voices'

Nov. 2-Jan. 13, 2020 Tetsuya Umeda is an internationally acclaimed Japanese contemporary artist, largely known for his live interactive installation and performance works that incorporate daily objects, waste and human-generated "phenomena" such as sound and movement. He also produces site-specific works in rural and urban spaces, ...

'Reading Nihonga Through Color: Kaii's Blue and Genso's Red'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 29, 2019

'Reading Nihonga Through Color: Kaii's Blue and Genso's Red'

Nov. 2-Dec. 22 Colors have always played an important role in nihonga (Japanese-style painting), sometimes featuring as significant aspects of artists' signature styles. For Kaii Higashiyama (1908-1999), for example, blue is often used, while the work of Genso Okuda (1912-2003) predominantly features red. Nihonga pigments were ...