Breaking News
Home » Tag Archives: JAPAN

Tag Archives: JAPAN

THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF RURAL JAPAN – Hiroshi Hamaya, famous Japanese photographer of the 20th century

To capture and investigate a conclusion, with own eyes Hamaya Hiroshi https://www.shashasha.co/en/book/hiroshi-hamaya-photographs-1930s-1950s , one of the foremost Japanese documentary photographers of the 20th century, was born in Tokyo in 1915. After his aeronautical photographic experience, began documenting his hometown inoriginal way: from the sky and the streets. Interested in traditional customs of people and the climate of the region, in …

Read More »

THE EXUBERANT WAY TO BE DESIGNER – Kansai Yamamoto’s aesthetic of wild maximalism

If design is self-realization In the way she dresses and uses bright colors, her name has become synonymous with avant-garde design, emphasizing a sculptural tailoring that wraps the body in layers. He was born a year before his city was firebombed in the war. Born in 1944 in Yokohama, Kansai Yamamoto https://www.farfetch.com/sk/shopping/women/kansai-yamamoto-pre-owned/items.aspx majored in English and dropped out, to focus …

Read More »

YOUR HOME WILL NOT BE A PLACE – Hagiwara Sakutarō and his modern Japanese verses

When psychic terror fertilizes poetry With his book of poems, in 1917, he started a new poetic language in which poetry took concrete form in the words themselves. In some of his poems, he even criticized the suffocation of individuality by group life. More than just a poet, the Japanese Hagiwara Sakutarō https://allpoetry.com/Sakutaro-Hagiwara can be consider as the founder of …

Read More »

A HAPPY BUTTERFLY, ON THE GLITTERING WIND – Kouji Wada and his adored theme song Butter-Fly

Performing theme songs for anime franchise He died on a Sunday in April; he was 42 and his close relatives held a private funeral service for him. As Japanese rock singer, provided the vocals for numerous songs throughout the Digimon series. Doing a solo presentation, in 2007 made his first show in Brazil. Under the name of Digimon Song Best …

Read More »

SURREALISM PAINTERS BEYOND BORDERS – Kikuji Yamashita, a Surrealist painter of postwar art movement in Japan

A surrealist painter associated with the postwar avant-garde art movement in Japan Although he painted hundreds of canvases, he avoided seeking commercial success, surviving economically as an artist thanks to his wife’s beautician earnings. In 1953, he joined many young artists to form the Young Artists’ Alliance art cooperative, which for three years held exhibitions and published a magazine entitled …

Read More »

SOMETHING BRIGHT AND FUN – Yuki Ogura, a very prolific artist

A Japanese Modern & Contemporary artist The warmth and humanity in her work, makes she endearing to audiences. Her maiden name was Yuki Mizoguchi. Yuki Ogura http://www.artnet.com/artists/yuki-ogura/ was born in Ōtsu city (Shiga Prefecture), into a March day, in 1895. Her home-studio were located in Kamakura, where she lived to the age of 105. Her work has been offered at …

Read More »

DESTRUCTURED CLOTHES, ON THE BORDER WITH THE ABSURD – Rei Kawakubo, the great Lady of the Japanese avant-garde

Doing things never done, but with a strong image In 2017, the Metropolitan Museum of New York dedicated an exhibition to her, collecting her most iconic items. Three-dimensional and exaggerated dresses, unconventionally also made with overlapping materials. She had studied art and literature, had become an advertising and finally a stylist. Born in Tokyo on an October day in 1942, …

Read More »

THE CHARM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, BETWEEN VIVID AND DREAMY COLORS – Mika Ninagawa, a multidisciplinary artist who works in photography and film

A creative look that embraces flora, fauna, landscapes and paintings In Japan, celebrities are looking for her portraits. Her photographic works deal with themes inherent to Japanese youth culture, as well as – among other themes – goldfish and landscapes. Known for her style filled with vibrant colors, photographer Mika Ninagawa https://mikaninagawa.com/ was born in Tokyo on an October day …

Read More »

VISIONARY MASTERPIECES, AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD – Chimako Tada, a sweetly flexible and beautiful language

Write on the outskirts of life, in relative isolation. Author of over 15 poetry books, Chimako Tada https://poets.org/poet/tada-chimako was a poet famous for her surreal style. She translated prose and poetry from French, documenting with words the female experience in the period following the end of the Second World War. Her Japanese translation of Yourcenar’s Memoires d’Hadrien was publish with …

Read More »

FEELINGS, WORLD VISIONS AND MANGA – Hiromu Arakawa, a consistent and unpretentious style

A manga for entertainment, away from sadness Born in 1973 in Makubetsu, on a May day, she grew up on the family farm, dreaming of becoming a comic book author from an early age. In the presentation of her albums, Hiromu Arakawa – who has been the mother of a child since 2007 – has the habit of drawing herself …

Read More »