Ride Your Wave, the latest from prolific anime director Masaaki Yuasa, offers a comforting and serene approach to loss.
Kazuo Hara’s epic Reiwa Uprising, screening at Doc Fortnight, follows members of a new progressive political party trying to shake up the system.
Makoto Shinkai’s new feature Weathering with You entreats the world to pay attention to the climate emergency, as constant rainfall is interpreted as punishment from the gods.
Twenty posters to commemorate the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
A special screening tour of Yama — Attack to Attack offers a chance to see this extremely rare Japanese film, which was intended to be used in perpetuity to agitate on behalf of the working class.
An amateur photographer’s images of louche Cape Town nightlife in the 1960s capture a daring, booze-fueled, melting-pot spirit in the face of apartheid.
Before now, only four of 54 chapters from the Tale of Genji had been confirmed as original transcriptions.
The undercurrent of the book is the link between Japonisme, aesthetics, and queer culture: Admiring Japan was, in several cases, shorthand for queerness and a dainty homoeroticism.
With more than 300 works drawn from 66 Japanese institutions and 30 American collections, this is likely one of the largest exhibitions of Japanese art that a generation of Americans will ever see.
The letter, signed by 10 artists participating in the triennial, called the decision to close the exhibition After ‘Freedom of Expression?’ an “unacceptable act of censorship.”
After organizers received threats of violence, an exhibition at the 2019 Aichi Triennale was shuttered. The controversy stemmed from a statue of a Korean “comfort woman,” highlighting the history of sexual slavery during World War II.
A trio of documentaries playing at this year’s Japan Cuts festival tackle different facets of social alienation.