Tag - art



Japan Times
Aug 20, 2022
Memento mori: Photography in the face of the inevitable
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum examines how we face our own mortality in the new exhibition “TOP Collection: The Illumination of Life by Death.”
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jul 23, 2022
Colorful design gets its moment in the sun
The summer heat got you down? Perk up with these vivid designs and materials inspired by the season.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jun 18, 2022
Sitting pretty at the world’s largest furniture and interior design fair
Looking to spruce up your home? Italy's Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone exhibitions are chock-full of inspiring designs.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 15, 2022
Net-zero Picasso: Museums rethink art shows to cut climate impact
While there is little museums can do to reduce the carbon footprint made by the air travel of tourists, they can cut back on the flights a Warhol or Picasso makes.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2022
Kazuto Ishimaru and the Salon de Suigeikan: A strange world of masks, leather and drunken giant whales
Artists Masamichi and Kazuto Ichimaru are a father-and-son duo who run one of the strangest museums in Kanagawa Prefecture.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
May 22, 2022
A fabricated future: Awards highlight pioneers of material design
Fantastic, futuristic materials may one day become the building blocks of a sustainable present.
Japan Times
May 10, 2022
Andy Warhol 'Marilyn' sells for $195 million, most ever for U.S. artist
The painting, 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,' was created by Warhol in 1964. It, along with the 35 other lots in the sale, was consigned by the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation in Zurich.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2022
Online army deploys to save Ukraine's art and heritage
Historians, librarians and IT specialists from around the world have joined forces since the invasion began to form an online army to back up everything from websites to libraries.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2022
Echigo-Tsumari and Setouchi triennials: Building communities in a time of upheaval
Two contemporary triennials taking place in Japan this year are finding longevity by collaborating with local residents and embracing site-specific art.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2022
Former Japanese princess Mako Komuro finds new role at New York's Met
Sources say that Komuro is not on staff, which suggests that she is working there on a volunteer basis.
Japan Times
Apr 10, 2022
Sean Lotman and Ariko Inaoka: 'Everything has meaning: trees, stones, water, stars. God is in there.’
A photographer couple in Kyoto discusses why they prefer analog film and how they're helping their son discover his creativity.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2022
As sanctions hit more visible Russian assets, tax-haven free ports prepare for scrutiny
A series of scandals involving stolen art, and even looted antiquities from the war in Syria, that turned up in Geneva's free port has dented these warehouses' reputations.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2022
Teshikaga Extreme Cold Art Festival: ‘A place created by gods and artists’
The annual event, which takes place in Japan's coldest onsen town, finds inspiration in the dramatic natural beauty of Hokkaido winters.
Japan Times
Feb 1, 2022
A photographer to the stars takes up in Tokyo
There are billions of unique individuals in the world. Matthew Jordan Smith says if you want to stand out as a photographer, you need to fine-tune your vision.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2021
The new masters: How auction houses are chasing crypto millions
The NFT and cryptocurrency boom is dragging auction houses into a new world where sales are made via social media and buyers don't wear suits.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2021
Hong Kong opens new modern art museum under national security cloud
The imposition of a sweeping national security law by China last year on its once freest city is casting a pall over the opening of Hong Kong's M+ contemporary art museum.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2021
Powerful auction veterans aim new company at Asian market
Amy Cappellazzo, Yuki Terase and Adam Chinn have joined forces to reach a growing pool of young collectors in Hong Kong and beyond.
Japan Times
Oct 19, 2021
Dollars and sense: The art of valuing art
Economists argue the most important feature in the new art investment environment is low inflation: It means that there is more expected value in future returns.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Oct 10, 2021
Anime aesthetics blur the line between real and virtual fashion
As some brands dip their toes into NFTs, others turn to nostalgia-with-shock-value to sell both real and virtual clothing.
Japan Times
Oct 2, 2021
Kyoto Experiment calls on 'unheard voices'
The experimental festival, held at various locations around Kyoto, explores the power of speech in the performing arts.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on