The paintings in the main hall of Kokujoji Temple in Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, represent five historical figures enjoying a bath. (Photo: Asahi | Yamato Iizuka)

Niigata Temple artwork draws visitors and wrath of the city

Brightly colored paintings of historical - and naked - male figures brought much-needed visitors and backgrounds to a

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Aichi Triennale's opening ceremony was held in front of the artwork of Mexican artist Pia Camil, “Front Curtain”, at Higashi Ward, Nagoya, on 1 August. (Photo: Asahi | Noboru Tomura)

Aichi Triennale Art Festival Opens with Works by 90 Groups

Art aficionados who want a "fix" will be happy over the next two and a half months with the opening

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"Byobu" folding screens, depicting 1614's winter season of the Siege of Osaka, restored using digital technology to reproduce original colors, are revealed in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo on 20 in June. (Photo: Yasuhiro Sugimoto)

Technology brings back to life screens 'Byobu'

When it comes to painting by number, it does not get more ambitious than that. A pair of "byobu" portraying

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A poster is added to a wall of messages that support protests against the controversial extradition project in Hong Kong. Photo: Thomas Peter / Reuters

Walls of Lennon in Hong Kong: Protest via stickers

On Tuesday night, Ines Wong collected seven pieces of cardboard, glued to colored adhesive labels with messages demanding that

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The old Chapman residence is located on a hill in a quiet residential area. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun

Famous Taisho-era residence reopens as tourist center in Wakayama

The former residence of an American missionary, designed by Isaku Nishimura (1884-1963), a Shingu architect, Wakayama prefecture, opened

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