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Kaoru Mende's bright ideas on darkness

Style & Design Aug 22, 2015

Kaoru Mende's bright ideas on darkness

'Whenever I see the alcove of a tastefully built Japanese room, I marvel at our comprehension of the secrets of shadows, our sensitive use of shadow and light," wrote the prominent modern novelist Junichiro Tanizaki in his 1933 essay on Japanese aesthetics, "In Praise ...

'Oscar Niemeyer: The Man Who Built Brasilia'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jul 7, 2015

'Oscar Niemeyer: The Man Who Built Brasilia'

July 18-Oct.12. Even before he could hold a pencil, Oscar Niemeyer was drawing in the air with his fingers. His talent blossomed decades later and he became a renowned architect, receiving international acclaim in 1941 for the Pampulha Architectural Complex in the Brazilian city of ...

'Fashion Illustrator: Morimoto Miyuki Exhibition'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jul 7, 2015

'Fashion Illustrator: Morimoto Miyuki Exhibition'

July 3-Sept. 27 Even though she drew in simple brush and ink, fashion illustrator Miyuki Morimoto breathed life into the female characters that she drew to show the latest fashion trends in Japan. She began her career as a freelance illustrator in 1983, and later ...

Business Jun 19, 2015

Avex Music Kendama: Having a ball with DJ Koo

Gentosha Inc. is taking kendama, a classic Japanese ball-and-cup toy, to a new level with a little help from DJ Koo, a member of f the Japanese pop group TRF. Unlike most kendama, which are traditionally made of wood, the Avex Music Kendama has a ...