'Kisoushi'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 22, 2020

'Kisoushi'

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 24-Feb. 29 After studying aesthetics and psychology, the conceptual artist James Lee Byars (1932-1997) developed his own artistic beliefs while going back and forth between New York and Kyoto in the 1960s and during his later nomadic life. His works ranged from sculpture and ...

'Four Seasons' Colors'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 22, 2020

'Four Seasons' Colors'

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 24-March 22 Textile dyeing artist Yoko Shimura follows in the footsteps of her mother, Fukumi Shimura, a Living National Treasure celebrated for her senshoku (plant and vegetable derived dyeing). An educator as well as artist, when Yoko opened her first studio in 1989, she ...

'Garden'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 8, 2020

'Garden'

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 11-Feb. 23 After graduating from Tokyo Polytechnic University with a degree in design, Akiko Ando began her career as an illustrator. She has contributed to shop displays at the Lumine department store in Ikebukuro, illustrated books and created designs for CD sleeves. Combining bright watercolors ...

'Forever Saul Leiter'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Dec 28, 2019

'Forever Saul Leiter'

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 9-March 8 After leading the New York fashion photography industry during the 1950s and '60s, Saul Leiter (1923-2013) chose to focus on personal works and closed his commercial photography studio in the 1980s. Though a pioneer of color photography and known for his background in ...

'Hodaka Yoshida: Walls of Wonder'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Dec 4, 2019

'Hodaka Yoshida: Walls of Wonder'

by Yukari Tanaka

Dec. 7-Feb. 16, 2020 Hodaka Yoshida (1926-95) grew up under the influence of a creative family. His father was a Western-style painter and printmaker, and his mother and older brother were also artists. After World War II, he began producing tanka poems and oil paintings, ...

'Sakata Kazuo: Recoup Lost Ground'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Dec 4, 2019

'Sakata Kazuo: Recoup Lost Ground'

by Yukata Tanaka

Dec. 7-Jan. 26, 2020 In 1921, Kazuo Sakata (1889-1956) was first introduced to abstract painting during a trip to France, where he studied art under Fernand Leger, and then stayed for over a decade. After his return to Japan in 1933 he continued to create ...