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Back Issue -1 May 2012-
Clothing Exposed: Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Hara Museum
Lucy Birmingham
Hiroshi Sugimoto, the art photographer, designer, sculptor, architect and aspiring mathematician, has now taken on clothing -- to strip away and expose its naked truths. From Lucy, the three-million-year-old hominid, to a mélange of designs by modern-day fashion icons, "Hiroshi Sugimoto: From naked to clothed" (at the Hara Museum in Tokyo until July 1) reveals the why's of dressing. Is it provocative? Not really. Beautiful? Oh yes, with Sugimoto's perfectionist panache. more...
Living Art at the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum
Michael Pronko
A short walk from Mizue Station through the nondescript streets of Edogawa-ku delivers you to the gate of a hard-to-find oasis -- the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum. The museum feels nothing like a museum, but more like a home nestled in a typical east Tokyo neighborhood. After spending time inside, however, it feels like the entry point to the entire history, tradition and current practice of one of Japan's most special arts. more...
'Tis the Season: Mika Ninagawa's Sublimely Subdued Sakura Shots
Alan Gleason
Sakura season is over in Tokyo, though as this article goes to press the blossom front continues to move north through Tohoku. In its wake, however, the capital boasts no dearth of cherry-themed art exhibitions these days. One of the most lyrical is PLANT A TREE, a series of color images of cherry trees in full bloom along Tokyo's Meguro River, captured by photographer Mika Ninagawa in the spring of 2010. more...
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