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TOKYO

MOT Annual 2006: NO BORDER

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO

by KENICHI KONDO

TENMYOUYA HISASHI, Kamikaze,• 2003.• Acrylic, gold leaf, wood,• 200 x 272.4 cm.• Courtesy the artist and Mizuma Art Gallery.

Since 1999 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT), has been organizing its annual exhibition to showcase new trends in Japanese contemporary art. The main theme changes every year, and this year MOT Annum 2006 features nihonga, Japanese-style paintings.

Nihonga usually refers to pictures executed with powdered mineral pigments or ink on paper or silk. With university…

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