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Taro Okamoto's "Myth of Tomorrow," a mural installed on the wall of a walkway at Tokyo's Shibuya Station
Sep 25, 2023
Taro Okamoto's atomic bomb mural in Tokyo to be restored
The first phase of the restoration work, beginning from the right side of the piece, will commence on Oct. 10 and span approximately 40 days.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2018
Refurbished 'Tower of the Sun,' symbol of Osaka world's fair, reopens to crowds
The refurbished interior of the "Tower of the Sun" was opened to the public on Monday for the first time since the major artwork by the late Taro Okamoto became a symbol of the Expo '70 world's fair in Osaka.
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2017
Professional cyclist Mayuko Hagiwara: 'Challenge yourself as much as possible'
Wiggle High5 rider on determination and the power of teamwork.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Mar 11, 2017
Inspiration can come from anywhere
Q-Pot dishes out more sweet stuff
Japan Times
Aug 30, 2016
The 'informel' whirlwind that swept across Japan
Taro Okamoto's "Men Aflame" (1955) is a swirling fusion of figuration, surrealism and abstraction. The content addresses the irradiation of Japanese sailors onboard the Dai-go Fukuryu-maru by fallout from American nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll. The painting is part of the 1950s Japanese art movement...
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2015
'Allegories of Time and Space' tunnels into the history of modern Japanese aesthetics
In "Allegories of Space and Time," Columbia University Professor Jonathan M. Reynolds charts the discourse surrounding tradition and modernity in Japanese aesthetics from the 1940s to '80s.
Japan Times
Oct 16, 2014
'The Artists of the Taro Award'
The second in a series of exhibitions featuring the work of winners of the Taro Award, this show looks at that of Shinji Ohmaki, Satoru Tamura, Hisashi Tenmyouya, Takehito Fujii and Yukihiro Yamagami — the winners of the sixth to 12th awards.
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
Sep 26, 2014
J-blip: Morphing time for Okamoto's 'Tower of the Sun'
Bandai is turning Osaka's iconic building into its newest transforming toy robot.
Japan Times
Jan 4, 2014
Kagoshima volcano erupts, warplanes fly over Tokyo, exhibit shows Okamoto's bold side, Emperor dies
A terrible eruption on Sakurajima, an island in Kagoshima Bay having an active volcano, occurred yesterday at 10 a.m. Up to that time, since the night of the 10th, more than 70 earthquakes had been experienced in Kagoshima. With thundering sounds, the eruption was visible from all sides of Kagoshima.
Japan Times
May 3, 2013
Roppongi Hills gets love on its 10th anniversary
Roppongi Hills was unlike anything Tokyo had ever seen before. Until it opened 10 years ago, Roppongi was more often seen as a 'High Touch Town,' where businessmen partied with foreign hostesses and off-duty soldiers packed the nightclubs.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Mar 9, 2011
Taro Okamoto towers above 2011
An NHK drama rekindled interest in Sakamoto Ryoma in 2010; will a new series do the same for artist Taro Okamoto in 2011?


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan