Masatoshi Naito: 'The other face' of Japan

Art Jun 24, 2018

Masatoshi Naito: 'The other face' of Japan

by Martin Laflamme

When Masatoshi Naito first began researching Tohoku folklore, he expected to find places "haunted with a macabre atmosphere." Instead, he stumbled into a vivacious traditional society "filled with elderly women who throw boisterous bashes all night long."

Tokyo: photogenic to its very core

Art Dec 13, 2016

Tokyo: photogenic to its very core

by John L. Tran

Care to take a guess what the new exhibition "Tokyo, Tokyo and Tokyo" at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is about? In fact there are two exhibitions with the same name running concurrently, so it's "Tokyo, Tokyo and Tokyo" and "Tokyo, Tokyo and Tokyo." It ...

Japan's TOP museum sees the big picture

Art Sep 6, 2016

Japan's TOP museum sees the big picture

by Alice Gordenker

After being closed for two years for major renovations, Tokyo's best-known photography museum in Tokyo's fashionable Ebisu neighborhood reopened on Sept. 3, just in time to celebrate its 20-year anniversary. The venerable facility now boasts a new look, improved exhibition spaces and a new ...

'Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Aug 30, 2016

'Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive'

by Mark Jarnes

Sept. 3-Nov. 13 For the opening exhibition of the rebranded Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (formerly the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography), acclaimed Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto asks us to reflect on our way of life and how it affects the environment. The New York-based photographer's thought-provoking ...