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14th December 2013

The Tosa school of art will always leave a lasting impression on the art of Japan and highlight the richness of culture in this country. This applies to the natural beauty of this art form and the connection with the imperial court. Tosa artists had ...full story

14th December 2013

Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) was born in Kyoto and he is famous for yoga (Western-style) portraiture. It is clear that this talented individual understood his vocation because he pursued a career in art despite his family desiring a more commercial career.full story

11th December 2013

... are technically superb, playful, and conceptually and visually compelling. “Satoshi Someya solo exhibition: Digesting Decoration” at imura art gallery, Kyoto runs till Dec. 21; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission. Closed Sun., Mon. and holidays. www ...full story

26th November 2013

A significant portion of the rest comes from the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto. Clark's preferred definition of shunga is “sexually explicit art”—with the emphasis on “art.” He observes that “the combination of something ...full story

23rd November 2013

Born in Aichi Prefecture and graduating from Kyoto City University of Arts (M.A.) she has brought in katazome, a traditional dyeing method in Japan, to the world of painting, and has created new contemporary art. She has won 19 prizes including Kyoto ...full story

11th November 2013

Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) was born in Kyoto and he is famous for yoga (Western-style) portraiture. It is clear that this talented individual understood his vocation because he pursued a career in art despite his family desiring a more commercial career.full story

6th November 2013

... created by prominent painters, artists and sculptors. The exhibition celebrates Emperor Akihito's 80th birthday as well as the 50th anniversary of the museum. Nov. 9-Jan. 13. The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku ...full story

6th November 2013

The Japanese artist Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the year of the Meiji Restoration which was meant to usher in a period of new dynamics related to modernity. It is factual that many major changes did occur during the Meiji period but ...full story

5th November 2013

born from a creative collaboration between architect ryue nishizawa and design office nendo, the small 'roof and mushrooms' pavilion overlooks the campus of kyoto university of art and design. a single, undulating roof contours down a steep hill along ...full story

2nd November 2013

That's because it's the lavish accompaniment to its new exhibition, “Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art.” Almost every one of those hundreds of pictures, including some in glorious, meter-long fold-out, is an example of the titular Japanese ...full story

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