Jiro Osuga visualizes Japanese daily life with critical eyes.
Diverse images from scenes in busy Tokyo department stores to
self-portraits at the noodle restuarant are depicted and examined
in Osuga's exuberantly expressive works. The Everyday Joys of
Japan offers a vibrant visual experience that captures the
exterior and interior lives of Japan.
The exhibition will run alongside a series of public programs:
Shibahara, a master of the art of Japanese flower
arrangement known as Ikebana.
Driven by Japanese aesthetics of simplicity and minimalism, Ikebana
diverges from Western flower arrangement in its emphasis on
contrasting sizes and eye-catching lines.
will teach this hands-on workshop on how to prepare the
popular noodle. The lesson begins with making flavorful stock
from shoyu (soy),
miso (fermented soybean),
tonkotsu (pork) and finishes with an overview
of various topics and ingredients including
chashu (braised pork),
negi (green onion) and