Tokyo 2021

Organized by Toda Corp., "Tokyo 2021" takes place in the construction company's Toda Building headquarters before preparations to rebuild it into a skyscraper begin. As Tokyo readies itself for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toda looks toward 2021 and beyond, challenging visitors to ...

Reborn-Art Festival 2019

First held in 2017, the Reborn-Art Festival aims to aid the revival of regions and communities in Miyagi Prefecture that were devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Using art, music and food to highlight culture and customs distinct to the ...

Courage in Transience

The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre's AIR Program, invites artists from different backgrounds to spend approximately three months attending workshops and creating new projects in Japan. This year's summer program brought together Soichiro Mihara from Japan, Gianfranco Foschino from Chile and Carlos Nunes from Brazil. Under ...


Bijin-ga: The World of Fine Feminine Beauty

During the Meiji Era (1868-1912), portraits of beautiful women — which later became known as bijinga — evolved to focus on not only physical beauty, but also inner beauty. During this time, many artists excelled at bijinga, including Kiyokata Kaburaki (1878-1972), who was acclaimed ...

Stranger Than Fiction: Taking Creation Beyond Location

Last year, The Towada Art Center launched "Where is Chiiki?," a project looking at the diversity and challenges of chiiki (regional) artworks, produced by Japanese artists collaborating with local communities. For this exhibition, two artists and one art group are presenting their latest collaborations ...

Moomin the Art and the Story

Tove Marika Jansson (1914-2001) was born to a family of artists — her father was a sculptor and her mother an illustrator/designer. In 1945, as a form of escapism from World War II, Tove wrote and illustrated her first Moomin book, a depiction of ...

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