Archive for September, 2010

In addition to Yanobe Kenji’s magnificent Torayan exhibit, the 2009 Aqua Metropolis Osaka event had a lot to offer, including community art displays, installations that emphasized the potential of recyclable materials, lots of information about the history of water use and management in Osaka, and — to top it all off — a giant, yellow, […]


As part of the 2009 Aqua Metropolis Osaka event, a special exhibition of Kenji Yanobe’s darkly cartoonish visions of ‘the ruins of the future’ was held.  Yanobe, who was born in Osaka, is fascinated with science-fiction visions of the future — including the techno-utopian exuberance of the 1970 World Expo in Osaka and the pop […]