Kyung An, an associate curator of Asian art at the Guggenheim, curated “Only the Young” with Kang Soojung of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.
Nov 2, 2023
American museums keep the spotlight on Korean art
There are at least five exhibitions of Korean art at major U.S. museums this fall.
Munakata Shiko's "Oshira-sama: The Flying Silkworm Deities" (1968)
Oct 26, 2023
Major retrospective traces hero's journey of 'Japan's van Gogh'
An exhibition of Shiko Munakata's works shows evidence of a charismatic character and a career that reflects Japan's changing relationship with the West.
Naoya Hatakeyama’s “Rikuzen Takata 2011-2023” is a display of hundreds of color contact prints of his hometown, Rikuzen Takata, Iwate Prefecture. The images show the shifting landscape of a place that was heavily affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
Oct 13, 2023
Tokyo Biennale 2023 seeks healing through art
The contemporary art festival creates safe spaces for its artists and their works by embracing a “we accept anything” maxim.
Mysteriously suspended on the water of the Fugan Canal in Kansui Park, Hiroko Kubo’s “Mountain Dogs” (2023) are made from materials that reflect the industries of Toyama.
Oct 7, 2023
An introspective Go For Kogei turns its attention to Toyama
The craft-art festival focuses on the historically industrial city to explore the Hokuriku region's crafts in an urban setting.
Rahm Emanuel, U.S. ambassador to Japan, and Ann Burroughs, president and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, discuss the importance of preserving the history of interned Japanese Americans.
Oct 6, 2023
U.S. ambassador honors artworks by interned Japanese Americans
“This is not a great moment for America, and we have to own it,” Rahm Emanuel said at a reception in Tokyo.
Rows of sequins affixed to Faig Ahmed’s “Door to Yourself” gives the work its sparkle.
Oct 6, 2023
Oku-Noto Triennale brings art into stark relief against rocks and sea
Taking place in the remote city of Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, the contemporary art event's pretty program aims to instill pride in the local community.
An ukiyo-e print of Katsushika Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" that was sold at the New York-based auction house Christie's.
Sep 21, 2023
Complete set of famed Mount Fuji prints to be auctioned in New York
Christie's expects the prints in the series by Katsushika Hokusai, titled "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," to fetch a total price "in the millions."


Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
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