Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Stopping you in your tracks

Photo: taiyofj

A mural painting of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki made commuters take a second look, while walking through Shibuya station, a busy train hub in central Tokyo. Some even took out their mobile phones to take a snap.

Photo: pierdolapaciencia

Painted by Japanese artist Taro Okamoto, his surreal art piece Asu no Shinwa (“Myth of Tomorrow”) is now placed near the Keio Inokashira line at the station.

TIME magazine wrote an interesting piece on this mural and I couldn’t re-tell it in a better way.

I would like to add that there’s so much amazing art in Tokyo — it’s intense and inspiring. Just another spanner in works when you think the Japanese way is rigid and monotonous.

Cut & Paste Tokyo

8 designers, 5 judges, 3 rounds of 15 minutes: Cut & Paste comes to Tokyo on Saturday night at Womb in Shibuya.
Watch digital design, live as the 8 contestants’ creations develop over each round of 15 minutes, beamed across the venue.
Till reviewed Cut & Paste Berlin.

More info on the Tokyo event here

Tokyo Art Beat 3rd Year Anniversary Party

Tokyo Art Beat is Tokyo’s bilingual art & design events guide. They also have listings of creative jobs. It is pretty useful website if you are interested in contemporary art happenings in Tokyo. I always use this to find where I can stop by along the way.

The party was good. It was packed and certainly had a good sense of community around. Designers, artists, musicians, organizers, curators were there to celebrate the anniversary. It also gave me a chance to catch up with some of my friends I bumped into at the party.


Andy Mueller at Adam et Rope in Shibuya


I just found out that my friend Andy Mueller from LA has a solo photography show opening at a gallery in Shibuya tomorrow night. The show is called “Point + Shoot” and consists of about 100 photos
> taken between 1994-2007. More info on the gallery’s own website.


今回の写真展では、「Pictur Taker」と題した写真集を限定で20冊販売致します。
『The Quiet Life』の商品も一部展開致しますので、どうぞお楽しみに!



Shinjuku Eye

shinjuku eye

Some photos [click!] and a video [click!] of the famous 新宿の目 (Shinjuku Eye) by the artist Miyashita Yoshiko. It can be found at the west exit of Shinjuku station since 1969.
Although it is so “eye-catching” most people just rush by without paying attention to the huge piece of glass art – no matter how hypnotizing the pupil might spin…

Street Art in Tokyo?

Tokyo doesn’t have a lot of graffiti but there is some “street art” in certain parts, such as Naka-Meguro and Yoyogi. I found two huge works on the concrete pillars joining Yoyogi Park to Jinnan, near NHK in Shibuya.


Ashes & Snow

Tokyo Metblog
The Nomadic Museum has arrived in Odaiba, Tokyo. What looks like just a huge stack of cargo containers is actually a travelling photo exhibition by Canadian artist Gregory Colbert called Ashes & Snow which has come to Tokyo via New York and Santa Monica.
Don’t ask me for a review; I was kept out by the 1900Yen entry fee.

Read more via our friends at TAB

The real TAB (TokyoArtBeat) entry is here. Thanks to Kosuke at TAB for the heads-up.

Listen to Bamboo Sound


Originally uploaded by lhuga.

I happened to find this exhibition near Bashamichi station, MinatoMitai Line.
You can sit and listen to the relaxing sound there(BankART1929).
Want to see more ?


Fireworks in MM21


Originally uploaded by lhuga.

I was lazy again :-)
So I just walked 5 minutes from my apartment to shoot fireworks.
This time I brought another digital camera, Dimage A2.
See more photos in my flickr page.

I need to teach myself photography…



Originally uploaded by lhuga.

What is this ? Looks like a Godzilla chair.
I guess this is a sort of Arts.
I found more around this place, Nihon Odori. Very relaxing, I love to be there.

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