'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 ...

'Takumi Shinagawa Exhibition: Combination Form'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 27, 2019

'Takumi Shinagawa Exhibition: Combination Form'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 30-Feb. 9, 2020 A graduate of a crafts and design high school in Tokyo in 1928, Takumi Shinagawa (1908-2009) first continued his studies under a Japanese goldsmith. In 1935, he began to learn printmaking from Koshiro Onchi (1891-1955), later experimenting in techniques, including photograms and ...

'Therein, Nothing: Just Precious Trifles'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 20, 2019

'Therein, Nothing: Just Precious Trifles'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 22-Dec. 21 Miyuki Tsugami specializes in colorful abstract landscapes, drawing from various cities that she has resided in, including New York in 1996, Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture in 2005, London in 2013, Berlin and Prenzlau in 2015 and Fukushima the following year. All titles of ...

'Mina Perhonen / Minagawa Akira: Tsuzuku'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 13, 2019

'Mina Perhonen / Minagawa Akira: Tsuzuku'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 16-Feb. 16, 2020 Akira Minagawa is a Japanese designer best-known as the founder of the clothing brand Mina Perhonen. Minagawa later expanded his business to the hospitality field through collections of tableware and interior design. Today, his brand — which celebrates its 25th anniversary in ...

'I Found Myself in the Traveling Carnival'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 13, 2019

'I Found Myself in the Traveling Carnival'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 16-Dec. 14 Tokyo-based contemporary artist Shintaro Miyake's seventh solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery is based on the motif of a traveling carnival. Through the context of a carnival, Miyake's works explore fundamental themes such as life and death, and self-awareness. Highlights include works that ...