Takashi Murakami collects more than just his thoughts

Art Feb 16, 2016

Takashi Murakami collects more than just his thoughts

by John L. Tran

"Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection" is an exhibition of other people's work, amassed as the result of one man's phenomenally successful artistic career. It's evidence that Murakami must have done something right, or wrong, depending on your view of culture. He's sometimes portrayed as a ...

Kitaoji Rosanjin only served the very best

Art Jul 14, 2015

Kitaoji Rosanjin only served the very best

by Robert Yellin

Only a culinary visionary would declare in 1935: "If clothes make the person, dishes make the food." He went on to explain, "Appropriate care must go into their selection, not only in terms of quality, but also to see that the size, depth, color and ...

Is virtual art as nourishing as a set meal?

Lifestyle Mar 13, 2015

Is virtual art as nourishing as a set meal?

by James Hadfield

You have to admit, it's all awfully clever. At "L'art de Rosanjin," which runs at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall until March 24, visitors can sit in a virtual tempura restaurant, and gawp as images of the chef's hands at work are projected on the counter ...