Yukari Tanaka

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

'Vilhelm Hammershoi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 15, 2020

'Vilhelm Hammershoi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century'

Jan. 21-March 26 Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916), one of Denmark's most celebrated painters, was largely known for his depiction of close acquaintances, interiors and landscapes in a subdued nostalgic style. Also dubbed "the Vermeer of the North," his works were strongly influenced by 17th-century Dutch genre ...

'Garden'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 8, 2020

'Garden'

Jan. 11-Feb. 23 After graduating from Tokyo Polytechnic University with a degree in design, Akiko Ando began her career as an illustrator. She has contributed to shop displays at the Lumine department store in Ikebukuro, illustrated books and created designs for CD sleeves. Combining bright watercolors ...

'The Appeal of Ko-Imari and Nabeshima'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 8, 2020

'The Appeal of Ko-Imari and Nabeshima'

Jan. 10-March 29 Ko-Imari and Nabeshima porcelain items have both been highly valued by powerful historical leaders. Characterized by a gold-painted style called kinrande (gold brocade), Ko-Imari was perfected during the Genroku Era (1688-1704). Its popularity quickly spread throughout Japan and it became a style coveted ...

'Forever Saul Leiter'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Dec 28, 2019

'Forever Saul Leiter'

Jan. 9-March 8 After leading the New York fashion photography industry during the 1950s and '60s, Saul Leiter (1923-2013) chose to focus on personal works and closed his commercial photography studio in the 1980s. Though a pioneer of color photography and known for his background in ...