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Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 10, 2019
Ohara Koson: Bringing ukiyo-e back to life
Ohara Koson created a large body of ukiyo-e prints that delighted a foreign clientelle, yet garnered relatively little attention in Japan. More than 70 years after his death, he is finally being honored with a retrospective in his native country.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 8, 2018
The funny side of Edo Period culture
Sometimes vulgar or ridiculous, and occasionally cliched, the toba-e of Nichosai, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai and Kyosai at the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts offer a panorama of what the historically amusing.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 17, 2018
Legacy of genius: Kyosai and Kyosui
Kawanabe Kyosui might not be as well-known as her father Kyosai, but the prolific painter helped pave the way for women artists in early 20th-century Japan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 20, 2016
A Museum Journey: Traveling the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido through Hiroshige's Prints
Dec. 23-April 2
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 6, 2016
Early days for Sejima's Hokusai museum
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 an inextricable part of what makes Tokyo one of the world's kookiest cities — the asymmetric jumble of silvery blocks designed by celebrated architect Kazuyo Sejima will one day be taken into people's hearts — probably.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 2, 2016
'Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e'
Aug. 2-Aug. 28
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 5, 2016
Kuniyoshi and Kunisada: When great minds think a little differently
When Japan opened up to the Western world in the 19th century, popular artistic tastes were dominated by two great woodblock print artists, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864). Contemporaries, keen rivals and both members of the Utagawa School, the pair had the inventiveness and flexibility to keep abreast of changing tastes as well as the whims of the censors.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 29, 2016
'Utagawa Kunisada: Japanese Lifestyle and Fashion'
April 1-24
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 2, 2016
'Katsukawa Shunsho: Master of Hokusai'
Feb. 2-March 27
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 29, 2015
'An Exhibition of Early Ukiyo-e: Power of the Woodblock, Power of the Brush'
Jan. 9-Feb. 28
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 1, 2015
There is a lot going on behind the closed doors of shunga
Japan's first major shunga (literally, "spring pictures") exhibition of erotic paintings and woodblock prints, is surprisingly hard work. As a venue for a ground-breaking assembly of images, which probably would not have been shown publicly if it were not for a highly successful shunga exhibition at the British Museum that opened in 2013, the relatively small space of the Eisei Bunko Museum has been seriously packed with visitors, making it tough to get a good look at the exhibits.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 15, 2015
'Tsukuhae'
Sept. 19-Nov. 3
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 28, 2015
Japan's clean aesthetic hid the ugly mess of war
Why would anybody want to go to war? For some of us it's incomprehensible. For others, there will be circumstances that make war justifiable — or even desirable.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 28, 2015
'Excellent Techniques of Carving and Printing: 250th Birth Anniversary of Multi-Colored Print'
Aug. 1-Sept. 27
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 22, 2015
Tokyo museum to exhibit sex art, breaking 'shunga' taboo
The nation's first major exhibition of shunga (erotic art) will take place later this year at a museum in Tokyo following the success of a similar show recently held at the British Museum in London in late 2013, organizers said. Entry will be restricted to those 18 or older.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 14, 2015
The honeymoon phase of Japan and the West
Often, when two cultures meet, it can be very messy and lead to a lot of unpleasantness. The continuing inability of the West and Islam to understand each other suggests itself as a convenient example. This kind of conflict often boils down to a question of who will be master and who will be man, with the benefits of synergy and learning from each other lost or reduced.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 18, 2014
'Chie Matsui: A story'
Chie Matsui's silk-screen installations, which have been made to reflect Gallery Nomart's history as a printing company, were created exclusively for this exhibition in a collaboration with the Nomart Editions publishing team.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 13, 2014
'La Chalcographie du Musee du Louvre'
As the largest museum in the world, the Louvre houses some of the greatest masterpieces — Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and the ancient Greek statue "Venus de Milo" to name a couple. This show focuses on chalcographic works, such as lithographic prints, from the museum's extensive yet less well-known Chalcographie Section.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 17, 2014
'The Sound of Water: From Hiroshige's Rain and Rivers to Senju Hiroshi's Waterfalls'
Being an island nation, Japan has always relied on water as a major form of transport and travel, with the importance of its natural waterways often depicted in art.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 10, 2014
When it came to horror, ukiyo-e artists kept their wits about them
This exhibition showcases more than 250 Japanese woodblock prints of the Edo Period (1603-1868), depicting ghosts, goblins and other supernatural beings. The lurid subject matter, a graphic illustration of the shadowy spirit underworld, is as delightful as it is ghoulish.

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