One of the pioneers of Japanese industrial design, Hiroshima-based artist Kenji Ekuan may not be a household name, but his works are. He designed the famous glass Kikkoman soy-sauce bottle with its bright red cap, the JR Narita Express train, the Yamaha VMAX motorcycle and many more objects that are now taken for granted.
Ekuan’s most famous works and those created by members of the GK Design Group, which he founded in 1957, will be presented through installations that also describe how the artist pushed the boundaries between art and design; Nov. 18-Dec. 23.
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum; 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima. Shukkeien-mae Stn. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,200. 082-221-6246; www.hpam.jp