Art – Contemporary Japanese

Japan House Los Angeles exhibition, July 17 – Oct. 06, “BAKERU: Transforming Spirits”

BAKERU: Transforming Spirits is a participatory exhibition inviting visitors to step into the supernatural world of Japanese folk traditions through a process of transformation (bakeru means ‘transform’ in Japanese). It is also a space of connection in various ways—the connection between the long-lasting folk traditions and the fast advancing digital technology, between the northern...
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Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition “Manga Hokusai Manga” Now – Aug. 3

Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics Thursday, May 2 –  Saturday, August 3, 2019 Hours:  Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm, Sat: Noon-5pm Closed on Sundays & Holidays (Memorial Day: May 27 & 28, Independence Day: July 4 – 6) Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700...
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Anaheim / MUZEO Museum: installation of black and white ink works, Now – Aug.11

MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim Carnegie Gallery, Complimentary Admission Japanese Black & White Artist Soho Nakano May 25 – August 11, 2019 “Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)” is an installation of 40 tapestries, each measuring 700x1950mm (approx. 27.5 x 77in), depicting the tree’s transformation through Japan’s four seasons. Using just a single seiboku ink,...
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Sacrament: Crocker Art Museum to present “Chiura Obata: An American Modern” Now – Sept. 29

Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street, Sacrament, CA 95814 “Chiura Obata: An American Modern” June 23 – Sept. 29 Born in Okayama, Japan, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) emigrated to the United States in 1903 and embarked on a sevendecade career that saw the enactment of anti-immigration laws and the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during...
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Contemporary Japanese arts and crafts exhibition to come to Boston from Kyoto, Sept. 10 – Nov. 10

“Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston: Contemporary Innovators in Japanese Arts and Crafts” exhibition will be held from Sept. 10 to Nov. 10, 2019 in Boston. The Japan Society of Boston and the Artists Group Kogei-Kyoto will present this exhibition in conjunction of a city-wide celebration of Boston’s 60-year sister city relationship with Kyoto. Nearly 30...
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USC Pacific Asia Museum “Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised & Revisited” Now – July 14

        On View from Feb. 8 – July 14, 2019 Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this contemporary artist’s first solo show—held at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in spring 1989—it displays 77 prints by this artist widely celebrated as one of Japan’s leading contemporary print artists. The British Museum lauded Kōkei...
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Protected: 2019 / Japanese American National Museum “KAIJU VS HEROES” exhibition, Sept. 15, 2018 – July 7, 2019

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Protected: 2019 / Japan House exhibition “Contemporary Japanese Ceramic” April 7 to June 20

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Protected: 2019 / Japan House “Contemporary Japanese Ceramic” exhibition: Gallery Walkthrough with Curator, May 4

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