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Taro Okamoto (1911-96) is perhaps Japan’s most famous post-war artist. With his trademark artistic style, his eccentric, media-friendly personality and ready catchphrases, he presented the perfect picture of the inspired artist brimming with original ideas.

It may seem surprising, therefore, that the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art is holding an exhibition that seeks to connect Okamoto’s inspiration to Japan’s ancient Jomon Period (ca. 10,000 – 300 B.C.).

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