japanese art

Art

Holy Shit, These Japanese Woodblock Prints of Famous World Landmarks Are Incredible

The landscape prints of world-traveling printmaker Hiroshi Yoshida are on view at Ronin Gallery.
Beverly Bryan
1.28.17
Art

Supernatural Monsters Haunt in a Floating World

Ronin Gallery is showing its collection of modern and traditional Japanese woodblock prints in ‘Ghosts, Demons and the Bizarre’.
DJ Pangburn
1.2.17
Art

Rarely-Seen Samurai Weaponry Finally Goes on Display

Did you know the Japanese used stingray skin to wrap sword hilts?
Dan Gentile
12.17.16
Paris

Takashi Murakami Floods Paris with Effervescent Neo-Pop Art

The latest monographic show from iconic Japanese modern artist, Takashi Murakami, presses refresh on his signature, eclectic aesthetic.
Diana Shi
11.5.16
Art

[Premiere] How a 'Scream' of Post-War Japanese Art Pioneered Modernism

A new video revisits the Guggenheim’s seminal exhibition of postwar Japanese art ‘Scream Across the Sky’.
DJ Pangburn
10.26.16
Gaming

On ‘Ōkami’ at Ten Years Old: the Quintessential Ageless Video Game

Graphics so commonly date video games, badly, but the sense of style that Clover Studio brought to its 2006 adventure is truly timeless.
Holly Nielsen
7.11.16
Art

Psychedelic Polka Dots Color Kusama's Latest Show

The mega-artist's mesmerizing new exhibition features three new mirror rooms, pumpkin sculptures, and 'infinity net' paintings.
Kevin Holmes
5.31.16
Art

A Rare Work of Japanese Erotic Art Hits the Auction Block

Asia Week in New York means highly suggestive Japanese handscrolls are selling like hotcakes.
Catherine Chapman
3.16.16
Stuff

Inside the Taboo-Filled Mind of Japan's Best BDSM Manga Artist

Gengoro Tagame makes gay manga, often involving bestiality, incest, scat and permanent body modification. But now he is using his art to try to change current mindsets about homosexuality in Japan.
Kaz Senju
3.7.16
Art

[NSFW] Guro: The Erotic Horror Art of Japanese Rebellion

Incredibly bloody, violent, and grotesque Japanese illustrations reveal a legacy of challenging socio-political ideas.
Ysabelle Cheung
8.22.15
Art

Wall-Sized Jigsaw Puzzles and 800-Page Park Maps Emerge at a New Group Show in London

Japanese artists take on social, technological, and environmental issues at 'by the mountain path' at White Rainbow gallery.
Kevin Holmes
4.22.15
Music

HaKU's New Music Video Doubles As Awesome ASCII Art

The newest video from the Japanese power pop-rock foursome features our favorite old school technique: text art.
Emerson Rosenthal
4.10.14
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