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Back Issue -1 June 2011-
NOART at the Taka Ishii Gallery
Roger McDonald
After the March 11 earthquake and tsunami many art exhibitions and events were cancelled in Japan. Many foreign artists also cancelled their trips to Japan, or left early from residencies here. But in the days following the disaster a number of art-related initiatives also emerged, among them the NOART exhibition organized by the Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo. more...
Masatsune Matsumura: The Best Japanese Architect You've Never Heard Of
Nicolai Kruger
Yawatahama's Hizuchi Elementary School & Masatsune Matsumura is an exhibition of a prolific, but not widely known, architect and his most celebrated project. The show is running through June 3 at the aptly named Gallery A4 (pronounced A-Quad), a four-room exhibit space located on the lobby level of Takenaka Corporation's Tokyo headquarters in Toyocho, Koto-ku. more...
Ainu Tales in Tapestries: Shizue Ukaji at the Philia Museum
Alan Gleason
The shimafukuro or island owl is a species of fish owl that dwells only on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido. With a wingspan that can reach two meters, it is the largest owl in the world. To the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, the shimafukuro is a god -- a guardian deity who figures in many of their legends. more...
Recent Articles
FOCUS
NOART at the Taka Ishii Gallery
Roger McDonald
1 Jun 2011
FOCUS
Masatsune Matsumura: The Best Japanese Architect You've Never Heard Of
Nicolai Kruger
1 Jun 2011
HERE/THERE
Ainu Tales in Tapestries: Shizue Ukaji at the Philia Museum
Alan Gleason
1 Jun 2011
PICKS
Shigeru Aoki: Myth, Sea and Love
1 Jun 2011
FOCUS
Imagination Is Funny: The Ukiyo-e of Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Christopher Stephens
2 May 2011
FOCUS
Kikuchi Biennale IV: Forty-Nine Tales of Form and Texture at Musée Tomo
Susan Rogers Chikuba
2 May 2011
HERE/THERE
Shamanesses in Black and White: Yasuo Higa at the Izu Photo Museum
Alan Gleason
2 May 2011
PICKS
The Dawn of Japanese Photography: Shikoku district, Kyushu district & Okinawa prefecture
2 May 2011
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