japanese artist

Ukiyo-e featured image

Ukiyo-e, translated as “pictures of the floating world,” has captured wisps of the natural beauty that one sees every day. These prints are a record of 18th and 19th-century life in Japan and had a profound effect on the great Western artists of the time.Read More →

Yoshitomo Nara featured image

Nara grew up in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, about 300 miles north of the Tochigi Prefecture. His exposure to Western music on the American military radio station Far East Network in Honshu influenced his artistic imagination early. Later, he would provide cover art for bands including Shonen Knife, R.E.M., and Bloodthirsty Butchers.Read More →

Soichiro Sasakura featured image

He worked for Sasaki Glass, for which he designed the 1988 San Marino glassware range.Read More →

Hello Kitty Quiz

Before she became famous and loved by people all over the world, Hello Kitty first appeared in Japan. You see her adorable face on anything from backpacks to clothing and even cutlery. But how much do you know about this famous Japanese character?Read More →

Arata Isozaki - Qatar convention centre

Japanese architect, teacher, and theorist Arata Isozaki (born 23 July 1931) helped bring Japanese influence to some of the most prestigious buildings of the 20th century and continues to work at the highest level today. Initially working in a distinctive form of modernism, Isozaki developed his thoughts and theories on architecture into a complex style that invokes pure shape and space as much as it evokes post-modern ideas. Highly adaptable and socially concerned, his work has been acclaimed for being sensitive to context while still making its statements.Read More →

Lady Aiko Street Art

Lady Aiko (also AIKO, born Aiko Nakagawa in 1975) is a Japanese street artist based in Brooklyn, New York.. In a largely male-dominated medium, Aiko is an influential figure in contemporary street art. She is known for her ability to combine western art movements and eastern technical, artistic skills, as well as for her large-scale works installed in cities including Rome, Italy, Shanghai, China and Brooklyn, New York Read More →

Harua Koga featured image

. He dropped out of junior high school to pursue a career as a painter, and in 1912, he relocated to Tokyo. He studied at the Taiheiyoga-institute kai’s and then the Japan Watercolor Painting Society’s institute. Koga became a priest in 1915 and studied Buddhism at Taisho University. Read More →

Yasoi Kusama featured image

In 1965, Kusama erected the first of her now-famous immersive environments. Infinity Mirror Room โ€“ Phalliโ€™s Field (Floor Show) fused her interests in repetition, sexual exploration, psychology, and perception by filling a roughly 25-square-meter mirrored room with a thick carpet of soft, twisting phalluses camouflaged in the artistโ€™s signature polka dots.Read More →

Keizo Miyashi featured image

To some critics, Miyanishi’s art is described as “delicately grotesque,” with eccentric and unusual characters. In the 70s, after the ero-boom died down, he focused on his career as an illustrator. His band, Onna, topped the indie chart in Japan in 1983. His recent work carries clear signs of his commitment to modern Russian literature’s themes of existentialist suffering and cultural decay.Read More →