Japan’s Meiji period (1868–1912) is commonly described as a time of quick economic and political modernization and self-conscious competition with Western military might and colonial aspirations.
Most photographs of real-life events tend to be documentary by nature, but the kind of photographic image-making that makes a point of approaching its subjects with an “objective” viewpoint and a for-posterity sense of purpose — can such photos ever convey a truly neutral position vis-à-vis their subjects?
Every spring, a resurrection occurs in the Echigo-Tsumari area of Japan’s Niigata prefecture.
Relieve yourself of the conventional biennials and triennials of the art world with the first art festival dedicated entirely to bathrooms.
Late last year Shima, a city of about 50,000 located 100 miles east of Osaka in Mie Prefecture, unveiled a new municipal mascot.
The Hollywood trope of the 40-year-old virgin, lampooned in Steve Carrell’s 2005 film, isn’t a joke in Japan.
One of art’s greatest functions might be the way it helps us share our common experiences, though those experiences are sometimes all too tragic.
Amidst the magical girls and sentient robots that dominate the Japanese graphic novels and comics known as manga, pockets of intrigue and eroticism lie.
A new exhibition coming to the Japan Society this spring brings a different perspective to bear on our feline friends.
Tokyo’s skyline has been increasingly crowded by construction cranes since Japan’s winning bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
If you want to hear a terrifying ghost story this Halloween, look to Japan.
When late 19th-century Japan fought China for control over Korea in what became known as the First Sino-Japanese War, its explosive naval and land battles offered printmakers sensational, politically gripping new subject matter.