Japanese Art

A new book unlocks the enigma of the Japanese garden

Insight into the enigmatic nature of the Japanese garden is revealed beneath a dark green fabric covered book written by garden designer Sophie Walker and published by Phaidon. ‘The Japanese Garden’ covers the history, design and concepts behind this unique Asian art form through a charmingly …

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Western taste for bamboo art is transforming an ancient Japanese tradition

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Japan opened up to the world in the middle of the 19th century, Western merchant ships were quick to return home with exotic art from the once reclusive nation. The private galleries and curiosity shops of London and Paris were flooded with Japanese woodblock prints, calligraphy and …

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Photographer Captures The Beauty Of Japan In Winter, And The Pics Will Take Your Breath Away

Photographer @naagaoshi has captured the beauty of Japan in winter, giving you more reasons to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. The 22-year-old has …

Photography

Immensely popular Infinity Mirrors exhibit coming to Cleveland Museum of Art

CLEVELAND - It's an exhibit that has become an instant hit on Instagram feeds and social media accounts wherever it goes — and now, it's coming to …

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This Japanese Art Project Collects Origami Sculptures Made From Chopstick Wrappers

Turning rubbish into art.<p>Turning rubbish into art.<p>Chopsticks may rank among the most popular eating utensils on the planet; however the act of …

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アート発信地・銀座のDNAを体感するカルチャー・スポット巡り | GINZA SIX | ギンザ シックス

Can I ask a quick question? Are you someone who worries the weight of your books or records will damage the floorboards? Since I moved out on my own, …

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Nature celebrated in ‘Atmosphere in Japanese Painting’ on view at LACMA | Artinfo

Related<p>Venues<p>Los Angeles County Museum of Art<p>LACMA<p>Artists<p>Yoshio Ikezaki<p>“Atmosphere in Japanese Painting,” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art …

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Exploring Naoshima, Japan's 'art island'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Once a fishing town in decline, Japan's Naoshima island is now a thriving contemporary art hub.<p>The so-called art island in the Seto Inland Sea is dotted with large-scale public sculptures from Japanese artists, including Yayoi Kusama and Shinro Ohtake, as well as international talents like …

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Captivating Beauty Of Tokyo Taxi Lights

On my first trip to Tokyo back in 2011, I was completely taken by taxi top lights. Like fireflies they transform the city into a lively and …

Photography

Van Gogh in Japan: research uncovers a two-way affair

Vincent van Gogh loved the work of Japanese artists, and their prints proved to be a great inspiration. He admired the bold way that they cropped …

Artists

A Look Inside Yu Nagaba’s “I DID” Exhibition in Japan

Tokyo-born artist Yu Nagaba recently held a new exhibition at Japan’s GALLERY X BY PARCO. Running from December 2 through December 12, the …

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Eddy, Arthur Jerome, House, Pasadena, CA

Pasadena, CA<p>OpenStreetMap (new tab)<p>Google Map (new tab)<p>Eddy was a well-known lawyer and modern art connoisseur, who wrote an early treatise, "Cubists …

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Japan In 35mm Film

I spent two weeks in Japan traveling between Tokyo and the more rural city of Nikko. This was my first trip to Japan so I got a little trigger happy, …

Photography

How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists

Widely known as the first modern art movement, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent forms of art today. While much of the groundbreaking genre was impressively original, Impressionists, like most artists, found inspiration in other forms of art—namely, in Japanese woodblock …

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Muji creates neon installation from pens to promote Tokyo

Muji has created a neon pop-installation mural of the Tokyo skyline using 37,968 pens, which is on display in its Paris store.<p>The Tokyo Pen Pixel …

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Yasunari Kawabata's surrealist window on the world

Opening with one of the most famous lines in Japanese literature — “Emerging from the long border tunnel, they entered snow country,” shifting us at …

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Kimono Exhibit by Local and International Artists to Open in Tokyo

Featuring work by Björk and Peter Lindbergh, as well as high-tech robotics, the exhibit celebrates traditional craftsmanship.<p><b>TOKYO —</b> A new exhibit …

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How To Make Tokyo Look Cooler? Akira Murals

Tokyo shopping complex Parco is being rebuilt. Instead of boring white barriers around the construction site, the temporary walls are covered in <i>Akira</i> …

Street Art

Is Japanese tattoo art being snuffed out?

A landmark court ruling in Osaka has stated that only qualified doctors can apply tattoos on health and safety grounds.<p>Japan's tattoo artists now fear the loss of centuries of culture. And with tattooed visitors already banned from many swimming pools, it's uncertain how the nation will react to …

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Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures from Japan

<b>Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques</b><p>The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre, is very …

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intimate photos of a tokyo couple on their first visit to a love hotel

Dutch photographer Mila van der Linden has a weakness for neon lights and societal taboos.<p><i>This article was originally published by i-D Netherlands.</i><p>Between her previous series of strippers in LA and her current series of strippers in Japanese "love hotels," one might think that Dutch photographer …

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Tokyo Art Maps: Watari Museum - Gaienmae, Tokyo

Watari Museum<p><i>in</i> Omotesando / Gaienmae<p>access and details<p><i>Station:</i> Gaienmae <i><br>Lines:</i> Ginza <i><br>Access:</i> 5 minute walk from exit 3<p><i>Entry:</i> Adults ¥1000, students …

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89-Year Old Kimiko Nishimoto Loves Taking Humorous Self-Portraits

At the age of 72, Kimiko Nishimoto decided to do something she had never done before. She decided to take a beginners course in photography that was …

Japanese Culture

Artists transform gigantic Japanese park into a psychedelic forest of light

Japanese art collective teamLab has transformed a 5-million-square-foot park in Japan into a luminous “Forest Where Gods Live”. The massive art …

Spoon & Tamago’s 10-Year Anniversary

Last week we were in Tokyo to celebrate a very special milestone: 10 years of writing about Japanese art, design and culture on Spoon & Tamago. …

Japanese Culture

Japan's teamLab art collective lights up the forest

<b>(CNN) —</b> I haven't been walking around " A Forest Where Gods Live " for long, when I realize I've become part of the exhibit. As I stroll through a vast azalea garden, the bushes light up, their bright gold glow radiating across the field as sensors on the plants transmit the news of my presence to …

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'A Forest Where Gods Live': latest show by Japanese art collective teamLab

A visit to a Japanese digital art installation in Mifuneyama Rakuen park is a magical experience.

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With calligraphy, Japanese artist Sisyu finds calm in a chaotic world

All eyes in the room are on her. It’s a moment that would make anyone nervous. Yet renowned Japanese calligrapher Sisyu seems unperturbed, even …

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Doraemon and Fine Art Collide in New Tokyo Exhibition

Ninety five years from today Doraemon, the amazing cat robot, will be born. At least that’s according to Fujiko Fujio’s imaginative comic. Doraemon …

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The tattooed hipsters of 18th-century Japan

Traditional Japanese prints let us track the history of tattooing<p>Tattoos are by nature fleeting, a living art form that dies with the body which …

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