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'Yukata Yukata Yukata'

/ Jul 10, 2018

'Yukata Yukata Yukata'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 14-Sept. 3 Despite the decreasing number of Japanese wearing traditional clothing on a regular basis, the yukata (lightweight kimono) is still a popular garment for summer festival wear, especially among younger generations. The yukata was originally a casual garment to be worn after taking a ...

/ Jun 12, 2018

'Rock: Power, Spirit & Love'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 9-July 1 Rock 'n' roll hasn't just made an impact on the world's musical culture, its spirit of rebellion has also had a profound effect on our visual culture. This exhibition at Museum "Eki" Kyoto focuses on Japanese creators that have been active in various ...

'Tips'

/ May 29, 2018

'Tips'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 1-July 16 The "how" is often just as important as the "what" when it comes to putting up an art installation. Pieces may be secured with clamps instead of nails, other items may need to be used. Five artists — Naoki Miyasaka, Kosuke Ikeda, Takuya ...

'Prisms'

/ May 15, 2018

'Prisms'

by Yukari Tanaka

May 17-June 3 Osaka native Jun Koshino is a graduate of the Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts, where he specialized in oil painting. In 1997, he held his first solo exhibition, "Spattering," at the Largerhaus store in Osaka. This is Koshino's 22nd solo ...

'Kotatsu Iwata: Coney Island Project'

/ May 8, 2018

'Kotatsu Iwata: Coney Island Project'

by Yukari Tanaka

May 11-June 2 Osaka-born painter Kotatsu Iwata moved to New York in 2004 after being influenced by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. His subjects, like his inspirations, often draw from anime characters, logos and magazines that he encounters in everyday life. The "Coney ...