Japan

Theatre

Kabuki – Japanese Theatre Woodblock Prints at National Museum of Scotland

Kabuki – Japanese Theatre Woodblock Prints at National Museum of Scotland

Posted October 9th, 2013

Art History, Japan, Prints, Shows, Theatre

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals the spectacular artwork and larger-than-life characters from a 19th century Japanese cultural phenomenon. Kabuki: Japanese Theatre Prints offers a unique chance to see the highlights of National Museums Scotland’s collection of Japanese woodblock prints. Striking… Read More

Prints

Artist 3D-prints shells for Hermit Crabs

Artist 3D-prints shells for Hermit Crabs

Posted July 31st, 2013

3D, Contemporary Art, Japan, Prints

How cute is that? Japanese artist Aki Inomata is helping out homeless hermit crabs. With a 3D printer and a CAT-scan (no, not that one!) of real snail shells, she produced “Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs? “, a series of incredible… Read More

Videos

Takashi Murakami On Nuclear Monsters And Buddhist Damnation

Takashi Murakami On Nuclear Monsters And Buddhist Damnation

Posted June 11th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Film, Japan, Popculture, Videos

Takashi Murakami’s first live-action feature film, Jellyfish Eyes, has been ten years in the making. In a rare and exclusive interview The Creators Project sits down with the legendary Japanese artist to discuss the filmmaking process, advances in CGI, and his overall artistic influences at… Read More

Japan

Hajime Asaoka × Takashi Murakami TOURBILLON

Hajime Asaoka × Takashi Murakami TOURBILLON

Posted May 14th, 2013

Design, Fashion, Japan

Japanese superstar artist Takashi Murakami teamed up with watchmaker Hajime Asaoka to bring you a watch called “Death Takes No Bribe” with flowers and skulls in Murakami’s trademark style. Asaoka will premiere the watch at the Academie Horlogere des Createurs Independants’ (AHCI) 2013 watch fair… Read More

Shows

Unattained Landscapes in Venice

Unattained Landscapes in Venice

Posted May 8th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Japan, Shows

Timed to coincide with the Venice Biennale’s 55th International Art Exhibition, the Japan Foundation will present a special exhibition titled Unattained Landscape in conjunction with the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation. Focusing on the theme of identity in Japanese culture, the event will consist of works… Read More

Sculptures

The hawk has landed: Mysterious Japanese sculpture at Bonhams

The hawk has landed: Mysterious Japanese sculpture at Bonhams

Posted May 3rd, 2013

Auctions, Japan, Sculptures

A fully articulated iron sculpture of a hawk by the master Japanese sculptor Itao Shinjiro will be offered at Bonhams New Bond Street sale of Fine Japanese Art on 16th May where it is expected to fetch as much as £120,000. The Japanese call these… Read More

Projection Art

Tokyo City Symphony – Virtual 3D Projection Mapping

Tokyo City Symphony – Virtual 3D Projection Mapping

Posted April 24th, 2013

3D, Interactive Art, Internet, Japan, Projection Art

Our minds just exploded after seeing the website to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Roppongi Hills Towers in Minato, Tokyo, one of Japan’s biggest property developments. Creative director Tsubasa Oyagi has created Tokyo City Symphony, an interactive space with wonderful toys which allow visitors… Read More

Videos

Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes

Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes

Posted April 11th, 2013

Film, Japan, Videos

What is Jellyfish Eyes …? A work of fantasy by Takashi Murakami, over ten years in the making of course. “Movies are a kind of collaboration, and many people were against this idea,” Murakami explained to the press after a screening which was part of… Read More

Video Art

Ryoichi Kurokawa – Berlin-Tokyo Reloaded

Ryoichi Kurokawa – Berlin-Tokyo Reloaded

Posted March 31st, 2013

Audio, Digital Art, Installations, Japan, Video Art

Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, born in 1978, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Kurokawa’s works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. He composes time sculptures through field recordings and digitally generated structures while architecturally reconstructing the audiovisual phenomenon. In… Read More