Organizers of an international art festival in central Japan are planning to reopen a controversial exhibition about freedom of expression next week. Its cancellation sparked debate about the relationship between politics and art.
Aichi Triennale 2019 opened on August 1 in Aichi Prefecture. Three days later, one of the exhibitions was called off due to threats being made about some of the works on display, including a statue symbolizing those referred to as wartime comfort women.
An exhibition highlighting the life and achievements of the late scholar of Japanese literature, Donald Keene, is underway at a museum in Kashiwazaki City, central Japan. Keene died in February.
Keene revived a traditional puppet theatrical performance set in the city to give encouragement to survivors of the major earthquake that hit the city and surrounding areas in 2007. It was the first time in about 300 years that the performance had been staged.
An art exhibition on Japan's Shinto religion is attracting visitors in the United States.
"Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art" opened at the Cleveland Museum of Art in the state of Ohio on Tuesday. The show is being held in cooperation with the Nara National Museum and the Japan Foundation.
We're coming up on the annual New York International Auto Show, and Toyota is brewing up an all-new, fourth-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander crossover. But instead of revealing it in a typical manner involving a press release and some stock photos of the car, the Japanese auto giant decided to do something different this time around.
Toyota teamed with augmented reality artist Michael Murphy for a unique art exhibition to showcase this new Highlander. Murphy is known for his illusionary and anamorphic 3D art exhibitions and sculptures, which manipulate lighting and shadows to play on human visual perception.
Three artists from the Gaza Strip visited a Yokohama art gallery on Tuesday to talk about their work and the difficulties of life in the enclave.
Mohammad Al-Hawaziri said he thought it would be impossible to get out of Gaza and visit Japan. He said he is grateful to many people for taking an interest in his home.
An exhibition of works by the French architect Le Corbusier will open at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo on Tuesday.
One-hundred forty of his works will be on display at the museum, which itself was designed by Le Corbusier and was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in 2016.
DAOKO and photographer Baba Shinkai's exhibition 'DAOKO × SHINKAI BABA Kizuki EXHIBITION: Enlightening my world' will open on February 9 at KATA in Tokyo.
This is the first time DAOKO is opening an exhibition. On Baba, she commented, "Beloved photographer Baba Shinkai-san's photos are like pictures of light. He is able to capture everything including the smell of moments that you don't want to forget in your daily life as well as beautiful moments. I love Baba-san's photos. The more we talk about the things we usually think about, how we capture things, and how we feel the world, the more we find that we are alike."
KADOMA, Osaka Prefecture--Once-retired Daisuke Takahashi drew the loudest applause at a gala exhibition here on Dec. 25, a day after he won silver in the men's competition of the Japan Figure Skating Championships.
It was his first appearance in five years at the event, and the crowd and organizers showed their appreciation for the return of the former world and national champion.
We know that fans of the original Final Fantasy VII were pretty chuffed when they learnt that Square Enix would be remaking the game. However in terms of details and when the game will be released, it's still anyone's guess as the developer has been a bit cagey about it, but it seems that we could be getting more details soon.
To celebrate the franchise turning 30, Square Enix will be hosting a special Final Fantasy exhibition at the Mori Art Center Gallery in Japan. This exhibition will feature the various Final Fantasy titles that have been released over the past three decades, and it seems that the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be present as well.
SAITAMA--For young and old alike, a special exhibition tracing the development of the Shinkansen trains is being held at the Railway Museum here.
Along with detailed 1:20 scale models, explanatory panels about increases in the speed of the bullet trains, safety measures and other topics are on display.
Twenty-eight of Japan's leading contemporary artists and artists' groups teamed up to create their own versions of Doraemon for a special exhibition dedicated to the beloved anime character from the future.
Sponsored by The Asahi Shimbun and other entities, The Doraemon Exhibition Tokyo 2017 is running at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi through Jan. 8, 2018.