'Creative Women 1940s-2000s'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 19, 2020

'Creative Women 1940s-2000s'

Feb. 8-March 15 Female artists have struggled against discrimination throughout the history of art, and still do today. As part of the "Art Link Tochigi 2019" project, and in conjunction with the "Sano Recovery Project," the city's restoration efforts after last year's Typhoon Hagibis, this exhibition ...

'Koku 21106'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 12, 2020

'Koku 21106'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 15-March 14 Hideo Nagai's large-scale sculptures, such as "Baba Project" (2001), are well known in Japan for being both unusual and humorous in their expression. In 2006, a car accident, followed by a long recovery period, led Nagai to reassess the notion of perception in ...

'Morita Tsunetomo: A Retrospective'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 25, 2020

'Morita Tsunetomo: A Retrospective'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 1-March 22 Born in Saitama Prefecture, the early 20th-century artist Tsunetomo Morita (1881-1933) began his artistic career as a yōga (Western-style) painter. After graduating from the Tokyo Art School (present day Tokyo University of the Arts), he also began drawing manga and illustrations ...

'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 ...

'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 ...