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Michikawa Shozo’s Work goes on Display

Those who regularly follow art headlines have probably seen now that Michikawa Shozo had been attending an ArtCeram exhibition in April. While this is certainly big news for those who are familiar with Michikawa’s work, those who might not be as familiar with it may not realize just why this is so important. Regardless, […]

Folk-Craft Museum is Using Soetsu Yanagi’s Real Tea Yakimono Pieces

Way back in 1955 the Japan Folk-Craft Museum held its first tea ceremony. The organizer should be no stranger to fans of the traditional art crafts. It was none other than Soetsu Yanagi, who selected some very unique tea pots for the event. He also selected unique utensils to be used alongside the pots […]

Mari Tsuchiya’s Ceramic Pieces go on Public Display

From January 21 until January 26, fans of ceramic art will be able to see the Glitter exhibition at the Tambourin Gallery in Shibuya-ku. While the name might bring to mind images of Hollywood glitz and glamor, the Glitter exhibition is actually a great deal more down to earth than this. Mari Tsuchiya is […]

Simulation and Form – The Photography and Experiments of Shozo Kitadai

“Simulation and Form – The Photography and Experiments of Shozo Kitadai”

at Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki (Setagaya, Kawasaki area) (2013-10-19 – 2014-01-13) Shozo Kitadai was a core member of the pioneering inter-media group of the 1950’s “Jikken Kobo”, and as part…

By |December 26th, 2013|Art|0 Comments

Kabuto – The Avant Garde of a Warring Country

“Kabuto – The Avant Garde of a Warring Country”
at Sano Art Museum (Greater Tokyo area)
(2014-01-07 – 2014-02-11)

In the era of civil war when Nobunaga Oda, and Hodeyoshi Toyotomi after him attempted to unite the country, warriors lived by their wits, with the overthrowing of their superiors being more than a dream.

By |December 25th, 2013|Art|0 Comments

Okura Collection III – The Story of Arts and Craft

“Okura Collection III – The Story of Arts and Craft –

Skill and Aesthetic” at Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts (Roppongi, Nogizaka area) (2014-01-02 – 2014-03-30) The Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts places a spotlight on a select range of the craft works in its collection, paying attention …

By |December 23rd, 2013|Art|0 Comments

Kazumi Kurigami Portrait

Kazumi Kurigami “Portrait” at Gallery 916

(Odaiba, Kachidoki area) (2013-11-01 – 2013-12-28)

This exhibition will present around 50 photographs specially selected by photographer and Gallery 916 curator, Yoshihiko Ueda from among the portraits Kurigami has produced since 1965, when he first set out on his independent …

By |December 22nd, 2013|Art|0 Comments

Dream Printer – Bringing Shape to Children’s Dreams

Exposition Dream Printer – Bringing Shape to Children’s Dreams
at Konica Minolta Plaza (Shinjuku area) (2013-12-10 – 2013-12-26)

Photographs embodying that sense of joy when one’s dreams come to fruition are accompanied by a magic “dream printer” which gives shape to the dreams of children.

By |December 21st, 2013|Art|0 Comments

60th Traditional Japanese Arts and Craft Exhibition

60th Traditional Japanese Arts and Craft Exhibition

at Crafts Gallery at the National Museum of Modern Art (Chiyoda area) (2013-12-21 – 2014-02-23) Due to the efforts of our predecessors Japanese craft has come to form a highly unique identity, which we may say raises it above mere craft to a highly refined art form

By |December 20th, 2013|Art|0 Comments

Design For Celebrational Gatherings Design For Celebrational Gatherings

Design For Celebrational Gatherings at Setagaya Culture Life Information Center,

Seikatsu-Kobo (Setagaya, Kawasaki area) (2013-12-20 – 2014-01-19) Held at the same time as Takehiko Sanada’s rice clothing exhibition, this exhibition presents straw and straw paper New Year’s decorations made by young creators working in clothing,

 

By |December 19th, 2013|Art|0 Comments