In his quest to give a voice to the natural world, sculptor Keiji Ujiie’s decades-long career has taken him from his native Gunma Prefecture to places as far-flung as the pyramids of…

After years of working in cities across Europe, trying to capture the images in his mind’s eye on film, renowned photographer Kiyotaka Morooka is returning to Japan with an upcoming exhibition titled…

Tokyo is a magnetic city with a vibrant nightlife that covers everything from clubbing and live music to stand-up comedy and traditional performances. There are hundreds of events going on every week. However, trying to book gigs (usually in…

Tokyo is a magnetic city with a vibrant nightlife that covers everything from clubbing and live music to stand-up comedy and traditional performances. There are hundreds of events going on every week. However, trying to book gigs (usually in…

Risa Taniguchi, dressed in flat-soled sneakers, black jeans and a black AllSaints overcoat tucked up to her ears, navigates the narrow shopping streets outside of Nakano Broadway. Passing mom and pop coffee…

At a casual glance, the new works by celebrated pop artist Takashi Murakami now on exhibit at Perrotin Gallery in Roppongi display collages of innocuous images of characters from the classic Japanese…

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…

Every Wednesday night the comedians of Stand-up Tokyo perform in front of a picture window adorned with a Union Jack and Christmas lights at Good Heavens British bar in Shimokitazawa. On this…

With two brass bracelets dangling from her wrists, Mexican artist Claudia Peña Salinas flips through her well-worn scrapbook. She points to illustrations based on The Tale of the Genji. She pulls out square…