Tag - art



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.
Japan Times
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


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