An Art Museum for the Digital Age: Mori Building Digital Art Museum

August 30, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

When most people think of art and Japan in the same vein, images on the order of Hokusai’s Great Wave of Kanagawa spring to mind. You could tour the traditional art scene in Nippon seemingly forever, enjoying a multitude of museums throughout the metropolis. However, only one is dedicated to interactive digital arts, and that is […]

Rain, rain, go away! Places to go in Hiroshima when it rains

November 20, 2017 by Jade Brischke

How’s about this rain hey? Well, actually, no, that’s not what most of us have been asking or saying here in Hiroshima. It involves far more colourful language and none of it is positive. Combined with fluctuating temperatures, it’s causing all sorts of problems, particularly with people who have allergies. More to the point though, […]

Ukiyo-e, The Japanese Art of Woodblock Painting

May 30, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When one thinks of Japanese artwork, there is a good chance that the picture above, or one very much like it, is the one that springs to mind. There is a good reason for this. The art form of ukiyo-e, the style of painting using wooden block prints, has very much permeated every part of […]

Art Exhibitions to See in Nagoya – May 2017

April 25, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

While not usually considered a cultural heartland of art, like Tokyo, there are actually plenty of great exhibitions to see in the city. Below is our pick of the bunch for this May. Utagawa Hirose – Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô For anyone who has done a bit of traveling around Japan, or is perhaps planning to […]

TeamLab Event in Hiroshima for the Young and the Young at Heart

July 25, 2016 by Jade Brischke

Summer vacation can be a difficult time for parents, especially when their children utter that dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” Never fear! This summer there is plenty to do in Hiroshima and the interactive exhibition by the creative people at teamLab will no doubt keep both children and adults alike entertained for a good while. The […]

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