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Hokusai's great wave that swept Europe

Dec 5, 2017

Hokusai's great wave that swept Europe

by Jeff Michael Hammond

Innovative, creative, and immensely prolific, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was celebrated during his lifetime in his native Japan. His works were among the first major examples of Japanese art to be widely appreciated overseas in the second half of the 19th century. "Hokusai and Japonisme" at ...

Early days for Sejima's Hokusai museum

Dec 6, 2016

Early days for Sejima's Hokusai museum

by John L. Tran

At some point in the future, the new Sumida Hokusai Museum in Tokyo will be considered with great affection by a lot of people. Like Tokyo Tower and Starck's Asahi Beer Hall — which have had their fair share of criticism but are now ...

'Katsukawa Shunsho: Master of Hokusai'

/ Feb 2, 2016

'Katsukawa Shunsho: Master of Hokusai'

by Melynie Yoneda

Feb. 2-March 27 To celebrate the 290th anniversary of Katsukawa Shunsho, the Ukiyo-e Memorial Museum of Art is holding a special exhibition of this leading 18th-century ukiyo-e woodblock-print artist's work. Katsukawa, who is known in particular for his realistic portrayals of kabuki actors and sumo ...

Scenes from Tokyo Designers Week 2014

Oct 27, 2014

Scenes from Tokyo Designers Week 2014

“Last year was not crazy enough; this year will be even more fun,” promised Design Association chair Kenji Kawasaki. We think the event has delivered on that project. The special themed exhibitions showed off strong suits in design, style and architecture in Japan and ...