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Back Issue -1 October 2012-
"Labyrinth" by Daido Moriyama: Contacting the Urban Jungle
Lucy Birmingham
Stand on a neon-lit corner in the notorious Kabukicho district of Shinjuku, Tokyo, in the dead of night, and you might be able to catch a glimpse of a rumpled figure, topped with a shaggy mane of hair, snapping photos. You may even be caught unaware when he captures you on film with a flash bursting in your direction. more...
Non-Houses and Bird Trees by Studio Mumbai: A Temporary Installation at MOMAT
Nicolai Kruger
Natsu no Ie (or Summer Houses) is a temporary installation in the forecourt of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT). Fabricated on-site by the prolific design-build collaborative Studio Mumbai, it is a relaxing space that is free and open to the public while the museum's main exhibit halls are closed for renovation. more...
A Little Bit of Showa: The Tora-san Museum in Shibamata
Alan Gleason
Rarely has a locality benefited so much from a fictitious resident. But the epic film series Otoko wa Tsurai yo ("It's Tough Being a Man"), which ran to a Guinness record-setting 48 installments between 1969 and 1995, brought fame to the sleepy Tokyo suburb of Shibamata in its guise as the home of the franchise's hero, Torajiro Kuruma, a.k.a. Tora-san. more...
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FOCUS
"Labyrinth" by Daido Moriyama: Contacting the Urban Jungle
Lucy Birmingham
1 Oct 2012
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Non-Houses and Bird Trees by Studio Mumbai: A Temporary Installation at MOMAT
Nicolai Kruger
1 Oct 2012
HERE/THERE
A Little Bit of Showa: The Tora-san Museum in Shibamata
Alan Gleason
1 Oct 2012
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Biwako Biennale 2012
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The Path to Understanding: Peter Bellars at 3331 Arts Chiyoda
Roger McDonald
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Asakusa Gets Postmodern: The Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Michael Pronko
3 Sep 2012
HERE/THERE
Hokusai in Obuse
Alan Gleason
3 Sep 2012
PICKS
KATAGAMI Style: Paper Stencils and Japonisme
3 Sep 2012
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