Takashi Murakami

“Ukiyo-e = Japanese art” – is this an outdated notion?

When it comes to “Japanese art”, what images pop up in your mind? For example, when you search on the Internet some keywords like “Japan, art”, most of the results will be of Hokusai’s ukiyo-e prints, folding screens, or the sliding screen paintings in the Edo period. It seems that foreigners equate “classical Japanese art”…

Takashi Murakami’s Monumental Exhibition at the Mori Art Musem

Recently, I found myself going to the Mori Art Museum located in Roppongi Hills to enjoy the current exhibition of “The 500 Arhats” by internationally acclaimed Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami. Without knowing what to expect, I was amazed by the meaningful works of Murakami and baffled by their dimensions. The works of Murakami will be…