Thousands face delays after power outage disrupts Tokyo railways

National Sep 5, 2017

Thousands face delays after power outage disrupts Tokyo railways

A power outage briefly disrupted key railway networks in Tokyo on Tuesday morning, affecting about 41,000 passengers, East Japan Railway. Co. said. The operator said delays hit a total of 75 trains, including those on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines, which run through central Tokyo. According ...

Louvre Pyramid vanishes in French street artist's optical illusion

World May 26, 2016

Louvre Pyramid vanishes in French street artist's optical illusion

French street artist JR has made the famous Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion. The artist covered the huge glass pyramid with a trompe l'oeil installation that makes it seem as if the monument at the heart of the courtyard has disappeared. Tourists ...

Idem Paris: Worlds apart and yet so close

Art Jan 12, 2016

Idem Paris: Worlds apart and yet so close

by John L. Tran

Before photography became a relatively affordable pastime at the beginning of the 20th century, lithographic prints were touted as the democratic image-making medium that could reach all classes of society. At the same time, because the design was drawn directly onto stone, it could ...

'24 FPS: JR's Video Exhibition'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 20, 2015

'24 FPS: JR's Video Exhibition'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Oct. 24-Nov. 29 The Watari-Um (Watari Museum of Contemporary Art) first held an exhibition of the French artist and photographer known as "JR" in 2013. For that show the museum's exterior was covered with his giant monochrome photographs. This current exhibition displays three new video ...