Himeji City Museum of Art has been holding exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from Harima and Tajima in Hyogo Prefecture since 1986. This year, under the theme “Ikiru Monotachi e” (“To living things”), the exhibition explores the value of life and our environment through the works of four artists — Sakio Fujiwara, Kazuki Matsuda, Kiyoshi Shimizu and Tomohiro Higashikage.

This collection comprises a diverse selection of artworks, including Sakio Fujiwara’s “Gun (R),” a mixed-media work of rock and wood; the detailed resin sculptures of Higashikage resin such as “Sight Hound (B-002),” which re-creates every hair on dog’s head; plus installations and wood carvings; Nov. 15-Dec. 23.

Himeji City Museum of Art; 68-25 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo. Himeji Stn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥800. Closed Mon. 079-222-2288; www.city.himeji.lg.jp/art

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