Redefining Art With Pen and Ink Artist Rieco Komiya

For someone like me, whose paintings back in high school were good for nothing other than be placed in dark, horror house setups during school...

By Alexandra Homma
May 12, 2016 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Tokyo’s Top 10 Art Galleries

Although Tokyo is the center of Japanese politics and economy, it is also the heart of Japanese culture and contemporary art. The city has a...

By Megan Waters
May 9, 2016 | Art & Culture

Ikebana Photo Exhibition at the New Takanawa Prince Hotel

Ikebana, the traditional Japanese flower art, is an ancient form of expression and worship that remains an important cultural asset to this day. To the...

By The Savvy Team
March 23, 2016 | Art & Culture

Discover Up-and-Coming Artists at White Space Omotesando

The white floor paint has barely dried, and the smell of the colorant only just faded. A few weeks have passed since the opening of...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
January 13, 2016 | Art & Culture

Unleash Your Creativity with Andaz Salon Events

Inspiration is an elusive phenomenon. It’s difficult to articulate, and it’s not easy to generate effectively for others. However, this is exactly the ambition of...

By Juliette Olah
January 6, 2016 | Art & Culture

Celebrate New Year’s in Japan Like a Local

Every New Year season in Japan, you will hear people say “akemashite omedeto gozaimasu” (明けましておめでとうございます, literally, opening congratulations). It’s a mouthful to say, but thankfully...

By Ai Faithy Perez
December 30, 2015 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Takashi Murakami’s 500 Arhats at Mori Art Museum

The Mori Art Museum (MAM) is known to host works by some of the world’s most noteworthy artists, and the current exhibition is nothing less...

By Chanyn Kirtman
December 16, 2015 | Art & Culture

Gallery Seizan: Approachable Art in Ginza

Are you still looking for a Christmas gift for a very special person? Something with a Japanese touch? Then head to the Ginza district, but...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
December 9, 2015 | Art & Culture

A World Renowned Pottery Festival in Tochigi

One of Japan’s great festivals takes place this weekend, and it's a must-visit for lovers of crafts and ceramics. From Saturday, October 31 through Wednesday,...

By Cheryl White
October 29, 2015 | Art & Culture

Understated Elegance at Kimono Photo Studio Wa

Kimonos have to be my absolute favorite element of Japanese culture (that and toe socks, but that’s a less glamorous facet). Perhaps it’s my love...

By Juliette Olah
October 28, 2015 | Art & Culture

Artisan Shops and a Hammock Cafe at 2k540

2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan is an unusually named shopping precinct located fittingly 2.54 kilometers from Tokyo Station. This method of measuring distances out of Tokyo was...

By Cheryl White
October 7, 2015 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Daikanyama Photo Fair 2015

One of Tokyo's biggest photography events of the year is back this week, with 20 galleries showing works at venues all across Daikanyama. In addition...

By The Savvy Team
September 23, 2015 | Art & Culture