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JAPANESE ART

An ukiyo-e print of Katsushika Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" that was sold at the New York-based auction house Christie's.
CULTURE / Art
Sep 21, 2023
Complete set of famed Mount Fuji prints to be auctioned in New York
Christie's expects the prints in the series by Katsushika Hokusai, titled "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," to fetch a total price "in the millions."
Attendees view "Lizard and Cigarette" by He Xiangyu during Art Basel in Hong Kong in March.
CULTURE / Art
Sep 11, 2023
Pace Gallery's Marc Glimcher surveys an Asian art scene in flux
The art market in Asia is growing increasingly competitive, with a new space in Tokyo for the New York-headquartered gallery adding to that dynamic.
A rendering of the planned Pace Gallery, scheduled to open in the first half of 2024, at the Azabudai Hills complex in central Tokyo
CULTURE / Art
Sep 5, 2023
New York’s Pace Gallery plans Tokyo expansion in 2024
The move comes as Japan looks to more seriously position itself as an art market hub, with officials seeking to capitalize on Tokyo’s cultural cache.
Japan Times
Events / Art
Jun 25, 2023
How (and why) to enjoy a 700-year-old painting of Buddhist suffering
A Kamakura Period depiction of Buddha’s death, on view at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, is surprisingly relatable even today.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 1, 2023
Paul Jacoulet: The vibrant worldview of an eccentric expatriate
Raised in Tokyo from a young age, the French artist embraced the life of a Japanese creative and sought to reflect the world as he saw it — in all its colorful glory.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2023
‘Great Wave’ print sells for $2.76 million, setting new record for Hokusai
The work, formally titled "Under the Wave off Kanagawa," sold during a live auction featuring Japanese and Korean art at Christie’s auction house.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2023
Samurai swords and ancient scrolls hit by global energy crisis
The Tokyo National Museum expects utility costs to more than double the budget allocated for this year ending in March.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: An autumnal spectacle of light and shadow
Artworks in abandoned houses play with the natural light found on the islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
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.
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 24, 2020
Japanese POW art in Australasia analyzed for first time
Academics say the previously ignored works illustrate the 'isolating and traumatic experience of internment.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2020
Tokyo home of ‘Astro Boy’ creator and other manga legends opens as museum
A museum replicating the Tokyo apartment building that was home to the late Osamu Tezuka and other legendary manga artists opened Tuesday, 38 years after the original wooden building was dismantled in 1982.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 1, 2020
Japan’s art institutions struggle to cope with the COVID-19 crisis
Since the quarantine of the Diamond Princess, Japan has gone from being one of the world’s most at-risk countries to lucky outlier, to being again fearful of COVID-19 getting out of control.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Mar 11, 2020
'Children of the Mist' delves deep into the spiritual allure of Shikoku's Iya Valley
Inspired by the comments of Japanologist Alex Kerr, Shintaro Miyawaki photographs not just the natural beauty of Iya Valley, but people's past and present interaction with it.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 9, 2020
A sea change for Japanese sculptors
"Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020" in Western Australia, brings together eight Japanese sculptural works, including Harayuki Uchida's new 2.5-ton stainless-steel kinetic "Merry Gate."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 26, 2020
Bamboo crafts: Woven into Japan's art history
The Abbey Collection takes viewers through a modern history of bamboo crafting, from its late recognition as fine art in the 19th century to the elaborate artistic creations of today.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 12, 2020
Japan's postwar aesthetics: compelling if not confusing
The NMAO attempts the difficult task of discerning the "underlying presence of Japanese aesthetics in postwar art.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 3, 2020
The battle of ukiyo-e: Hokusai vs. his pupils
Refusing to be bound by tradition or convention, Hokusai bent rules and sought inspiration from all corners u2014 but how did such audacity influence his own students and followers?

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