Fashion brand matohu designer Horihata founded a fashion brand matohu with his partner Sekiguchi since 2005. He has have been making the case for the inclusion of Japanese aesthetics in contemporary fashion.
Born 1983 in Osaka. Theater critic. Member of the editorial staff of the theater review magazine Theater Arts.Co-author of “Goon no zankyo” kara – shinsai, genpatsu to engeki (Bansei Shobo). Member of the International Association of Theatre Critics(IATC/AICT), Japanese Center.
Contemporary Art Curator
Born in 1967 in Tokyo, lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Moved to Vancouver at her appointed to the Chief curator at Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Arts in 2007, and has become independent curator on 2013. Since the late 90s, Hara has curated numerous exhibition, and organized art projects in Asia Pacific Rim, in bridging the two continents with collaborative contemporary art practices. Recent curatorial projects include: Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche, (Toronto, Canada, 2009), AIR YONAGO, Tottori Geijyu Art Festival (Yonago, Japan, 2014-15), Fictive Communities Asia-Koganecho Bazaar (Yokohama, Japan, 2014), 105Chrysanthemum-Cindy Mochizuki Solo exhibition (Wakayama Museum, Ginza, Japan, 2016), Rock Paper Scissors, (Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori, Japan, 2018) . Hara has appointed to the Advisory on International Exchange Center, Akita University of Arts, since 2017.
Writer/editor, mainly active in the field of Japanese art. Deputy director of Eisei-Bunko Museum. Provides entertaining, easy-to-understand introductions to Japanese art. Publications include, next to many others, Bijutsu de tadoru Nihon no rekishi (3 volumes, Chobunsha), Kyoto de Nihon bijutsu wo miru (Kyoto National Museum Collection) (Shueisha Creative), Kawarikabuto – Sengoku no COOL DESIGN (Shinchosha), as well as the co-authored books SHUNGART and 100% Art Museum – HOKUSAI 100! (both Shogakukan). Was also involved as an editor and writer in Nihon bijutsu zenshu (20 volumes, Shogakukan).