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Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 29, 2021
Hokusai exhibit featuring publicly unseen sketches to open in London
The postcard-sized images were created by Hokusai in the 1820s to the 1840s and were intended to become woodblock prints for a visual encyclopedia.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2021
Two men arrested over unauthorized copying of Japanese-style artwork
The unauthorized prints were elaborate enough to deceive many, except for specialists, who noticed that the signatures and coloring were slightly unnatural.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 11, 2021
Utagawa Kuniyoshi: When censorship strikes, art gets playful
Ota Memorial Museum of Art's two-part exhibition of the woodblock print artist's works reveals his impish sense of humor.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Aug 22, 2021
TeamLab targets little minds with art designed to stimulate
Looking for things to do with the kids? Fortunately for mini teamLab lovers (and parents), a growing number of child-focused experiences are open across Japan, from Tokyo to Fukuoka.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 12, 2021
Fukushima craftsman hopes Games can give daruma dolls a global boost
Fukushima's daruma dolls were selected as a traditional craftwork for the Games, but sales have been slow so far.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 24, 2021
Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz wins gold in front of lively crowds in Olympic road race
Near Lake Yamanakako, fans assembled along the roadside from as early as 8 a.m., hoping to get a brief glimpse of the athletes as they made a high-velocity pass through the area.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2021
Art event featuring 'comfort women' statue postponed due to protests
Organizers of an art exhibition in Tokyo featuring a statue symbolizing "comfort women" who suffered under Japan’s military brothel system before and during World War II decided Thursday to postpone the upcoming event due to disruptions caused by protestors in vehicles using loudspeakers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Jun 18, 2021
Take in the beauty of Hokusai's wave and then give your verdict on it in Japanese
Learn the basics of art criticism in Japanese while taking in Katsushika Hokusai's iconic print, 'Under the Wave off Kanagawa.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 9, 2021
Art is sometimes in the eye of the accountant
Art as investment is a tricky business. Stocks and bonds have cash flows that can be projected and discounted to arrive at a theoretical value. Even commodities are subject to supply and demand curves. Art is altogether more nebulous.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 24, 2021
Marc Davies: ‘To write beautifully is to solve a fundamental problem of art’
Nationally acclaimed calligrapher Marc Davies has been practicing shodu014d since 1996, achieving the rank of Master Instructor in 2019. Here, he shares his take on the art form.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 7, 2021
Japan's premier art collective teamLab celebrates 20 years with a spot of tea and a Miami bash
Marking 20 years, teamLab has a lot to be proud of when it comes to making an impact on the international art scene. The collective's success was not a foregone conclusion, however.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 6, 2021
Yayoi Kusama's dots and flowers breathe life into pandemic-hit New York
The avant-garde artist's signature motif has been taken to the New York Botanical Garden.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 2, 2021
Japanese gallery to restore famous A-bomb paintings for first time
The set of 15 works titled 'The Hiroshima Panels' by the late Iri and Toshi Maruki, who were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995, have severely deteriorated.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse,Japan Pulse
Apr 30, 2021
Tokyo-born artist and activist Drue Kataoka becomes the new face of Clubhouse
Asian American artist Drue Kataoka uses the Clubhouse platform to discuss art and politics, and has raised more than $88,000 for the Asian American Foundation.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 23, 2021
Becoming Isamu Noguchi: The making of a sculptor
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum's exhibition showcases the ways in which Japanese culture influenced Isamu Noguchi's career as an artist who created works to be “lived,” not merely “seen.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 17, 2021
‘Culture Gate’ brings top-flight artworks to Japan’s airports
Dozens of works are now on display in terminal buildings across Japan as part of a major media arts exhibition split between seven airports and one international cruise port.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 4, 2021
NFT price crash stirs debate on whether stimulus-led fad is over
While some are skeptical, others who study the technology argue the use of blockchain to create scarcity for digital collectibles is a lasting innovation.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Mar 27, 2021
Keisuke Sugiyama: ‘Being able to experience the past through art is extremely exciting’
As an associate professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design, Keisuke Sugiyama is using a wide array of tools to convey his love of art.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 25, 2021
Tokyo's art scene looks back at recent history
Asian artists and curators examine the present through the lens of the past.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 22, 2021
One year into pandemic, the art world adapts to survive
The art community is reeling from the impact of lockdowns, travel bans and social distancing, but buying by the ultrawealthy has held up.

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