The One about “Decoration never dies, anyway” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Part 2 – Kour Pour

As we featured in our first part of the “Decoration never dies, anyway” exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, there are more artists and their works I have yet to feature. So, let’s continue with my blog coverage from the exhibition! Featuring Kour Pour’s “Argo Navis” created in 2015-2016 featuring acrylic on canvas over panel, “Floating World” created in 2015-2017 featuring acrylic on canvas over panel.  And “Holy […]

The One about “Decoration never dies, anyway” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Part 1

In 1983, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum opened to the public. Located at the building that was the former residence of Prince and Princess Asaka and was influenced by studying in Paris in the 1920s. While I will discuss more about the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in the near future, I wanted to discuss their latest exhibition, “Decoration never dies, anyway”. The exhibit began on Novemer 18th and […]

The One about Sergei Eisenstein’s “Strike”

An epic feature film debut by filmmaker and film theorist Sergei Eisenstein.  A precursor to the violence and large scale fights shown in his later films, “Strike” will continue to resonate strongly with cinema fans, especially for its famous final sequence. The great Russian director Sergei Eisenstein, known for films such as the 1938 “Alexander Nevsky” and the 1944-1946 films “Ivan the Terrible” and a filmmaker who will be remembered […]

The One about BEAMS RECORDS in Shibuya

Back in 1976, Yo Shitahara created the Japanese clothing brand, BEAMS in the Harajuku area of Tokyo. The company has since grown beyond clothing and fashion to showcase accessories, home fashion, books and also has a music label, BEAMS RECORDS. BEAMS RECORDS’ theme is “Life with Music” and they sell CD’s, vinyl, audio accessories and books. BEAMS RECORDS tends to sell music of artist that typically are not mainstream.  Music […]

The One about Samuel Maoz’ “Lebanon”

Whenever you come across a film that has won a “Golden Lion” at the Venice Film Festival, you tend to watch these films with the highest of expectations. To tell you the truth, I was not too sure of what to expect of “Lebanon”. In 2008, we had a taste of war cinema taking place during the Lebanon War with “Waltz with Bashir” giving us a perspective of unity, brotherhood […]

The One about John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”

“THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE” is considered one of the greatest Westerns of all time. Directed by longtime and legendary Western director John Ford, the film would bring together two of Hollywood’s top film stars James Stewart and John Wayne. “THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE” would become one of the last Western films to be shot in B&W and in Dec. 2007, the film was selected by the […]