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'Asano Takeji: Daily Life With Prints'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 22, 2020

'Asano Takeji: Daily Life With Prints'

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 18-March 1 Kyoto-born Takeji Asano (1900-1999)was a woodblock artist committed to not only designing, but also carving the blocks for and printing his own works. Having trained in nihonga (Japanese-style painting) before he moved on to shin hanga (new prints) and sōsaku hanga (creative ...

'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 ...

Nino Caruso's monumental contribution

Art Jan 15, 2020

Nino Caruso's monumental contribution

by Matthew Larking

More than 100 pieces, documents and designs have been selected for the Nino Caruso exhibition "Forms of Memory and Space — the world's first retrospective of the Italian ceramist-cum-sculptor's work since his death in 2017.

'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 ...

'The Appeal of Ko-Imari and Nabeshima'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 8, 2020

'The Appeal of Ko-Imari and Nabeshima'

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 10-March 29 Ko-Imari and Nabeshima porcelain items have both been highly valued by powerful historical leaders. Characterized by a gold-painted style called kinrande (gold brocade), Ko-Imari was perfected during the Genroku Era (1688-1704). Its popularity quickly spread throughout Japan and it became a style coveted ...