Yukari Tanaka

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

'Imitation Exhibit'

/ Aug 14, 2018

'Imitation Exhibit'

Aug. 9-Sept. 2 Imitations, whether natural or manmade, can both fascinate and confuse viewers through trickery and illusion, sometimes appearing so realistic, it becomes hard to distinguish them as fake. Featuring hyperrealistic works, including body painting and makeup, as well as trick photography, trompe l'oeil installations, ...

'Final Fantasy and the World of Yoshitaka Amano'

/ Aug 7, 2018

'Final Fantasy and the World of Yoshitaka Amano'

Aug. 10-Sept. 2 In 1987, anime character designer Yoshitaka Amano was put in charge of the illustrations for "Final Fantasy," the role-playing video game that went on to become a world-famous franchise. This exhibition brings back the popular "Yoshitaka Amano: A World Beyond Imagination" show, which ...

'Reading Leo Lionni, Again'

/ Aug 7, 2018

'Reading Leo Lionni, Again'

Aug. 11-Sept. 24 For kids, Swimmy — a smart black fish among red siblings — is a familiar eponymous character from a Leo Lionni picture book that is widely read at elementary schools in Japan. Lionni (1910-99) wrote his first children's book, "Little Blue and ...