Art / Openings Outside Tokyo

‘Rock: Power, Spirit & Love’

MUSEUM "EKI" KYOTO

by Yukari Tanaka

Contributing Writer

June 9-July 1

Rock ‘n’ roll hasn’t just made an impact on the world’s musical culture, its spirit of rebellion has also had a profound effect on our visual culture.

This exhibition at Museum “Eki” Kyoto focuses on Japanese creators that have been active in various genres — including music, literature, theater, art and photography — and the influence rock music has had on items such as record jacket designs and printed publications. Some of the artists featured in the exhibition include photographer Kishin Shinoyama, photographer Masayoshi Sukita, rock musician Sugizo of the band Luna Sea, and fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga of the label Ann rear Reiji.

Museum “Eki” Kyoto; JR Kyoto Isetan Department Store 7F, 657 Higashishiokojimachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. Kyoto Stn. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. ¥690. 075-352-1111; kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp/museum