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“I want to paint a new picture.”

Self-taught artist Kosuke Kato is one of those young people who are passionate about studying and researching art history and the contemporary art...

Jihye Kim, a copperplate engraver based in Tokyo

1993 Born in South Korea 2018 B.F.A. in Printmaking, Hongik University College of Fine Arts, Seoul, South Korea (double major) 2018- Currently enrolled...

Hiroki Takeda: Inhabiting the World of Animals in Vivid Watercolors

I fell in love with the beauty of watercolors, and since then I have been trying to create colors that only I can create.   Hiroki...

Ginza Yanagi Gallery: A beacon for Western-style painting in Tokyo

Stepping into the Ginza Yanagi Gallery The Inclusive Mission of the Owner of Ginza Yanagi Gallery Strengthen the artistic reputation of Japan Where...

Keisuke Tsuchida: Mental Expression by Pencil Drawing

I want to be an artist who always expresses the truth that is in my heart.   A challenge by Keisuke Tsuchida       What sets up-and-coming artist...

Akira Akiyama: Expressing Spirituality with Traditional Yuzen Kimonos

... Prayer is at the core of the Japanese heart.   Shin Pou Ju Kai by Akira Akiyama       For decades before launching her own brand, Yuzen...

Go Ogawa: Creating an Illusion from Reality

"There is no color in my work, and what you see is just a prismatic effect, so everything is just an illusion."   Metallic...

Yuna Okanishi: Finding Zen in Your Handwriting

"Calligraphy is not just about drawing lines, it's also about the space between the lines." Yuna Okanishi From a young age, Yuna Okanishi was...

Yukiko Nishimura: Interview with a Japanese Shamanist Calligrapher

"I feel connected to the gods, and I'm focused on expressing the meaning of the characters." Yukiko Nishimura Yukiko Nishimura is an artist, calligrapher,...

Katsuso Ichino: Taking a Step from Tradition to Contemporary Art

"I want to make use of the simple and natural clay that is unique to Tanba-yaki." Katsuiso Ichino Mr. Katsuso Ichino is the seventh...

Osamu Watanabe: Interview with Japanese Confectionary Artist

"... Everyone has memories of sweets, don't they?"   In Japan's kawaii culture, there is one artist who can be considered a pioneer of contemporary confectionary...

C-DEPOT: Japanese Contemporary Art Unit

C-DEPOT is an artist group formed by young Japanese artists of the same generation born around the 70s and 80s. We create works in...

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