Naoya Kudo has always had a zest for fashion. His closets burgeon with brand items bought across Tokyo or online and his clothing rods regularly buckle under the weight, spilling countless items…

“We live in a world where superficial beauty is valued, and materialism is worshipped,” says artist Rima Fujita. “How do you stay calm and find real happiness? How do you stop comparing…

Visitors to the NTT Intercommunication Center state-of-the-art media art gallery on the fourth floor of Tokyo Opera City in Hatsudai walk past video projectors, lighting boards, strategically placed LCD screens and other high-tech…

Despite Typhoon Hagibis’ quick approach, Arts Council Tokyo offered short refuge from the rain inside the Kita Noh Theatre. The event, held on the weekend of October 11, was supposed to take place in…

A pioneer and influential institution in the modern art world, the beloved Museum of Modern Art in New York City is reopening its doors to the public on October 21 after being…

Considered one of the most radical and important Japanese photographers of his generation, the late Masahisa Fukase’s legacy continues to unfold with the republishing of his final photo book. Twenty-eight years after…

“I still get nervous before shows,” says Takehito Tomoeda. Watching him strike a solemn, assured pose on the traditional wooden stage at Kita Noh Theatre in Meguro, it’s hard to believe this veteran…

The human heart hides many secret, not all of them pleasant. Inside many of us lies a smidgen of immorality or narcissism occasionally brought to the surface by pride. Those are the…

Climbing a narrow staircase to the third floor of the Mokuhankan print shop in Asakusa takes me to a studio where a printmaker is at work. She is halfway through adding black…

Opening the packages storing the prints of his latest artwork was like a neo-Tokyo, cyberpunk Christmas for Mad Dog Jones. Here in Tokyo was the first time the Toronto-based artist held in…

Oshima, an idyllic art island existing in a lonely stretch of water on Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, has a reputation unlike any other. It is Japan’s only island leprosarium; an island inhabited…

Fittingly for an artist so adroitly pinning down the zeitgeist of early 21st-century Tokyo, photographer Takehiko Nakafuji was exhibiting images of what is his home city right when the Great East Japan…