The Takasaki Tower Museum of Art currently has an excellent show of Taisho and Showa era artists. I went on Sunday with my friends Traveling Grant and Anna the blogless, and I’ll be going back again soon now that Sean is back in town. There’s tons of great pieces from the likes of Yumeji Takehisa (竹久 夢二) and Kobayakawa Kiyoshi ( 小早川清), and I definitely recommend checking it out if you’re in the area!
That being said, one of the joys of this local art museum is not just in the exhibitions, but a permanent part of the building itself. Right by the exit are these lovely stained glass windows, and I’ll be damned if that’s not a Pokéball right in the middle of it!
What do you think? Happy coincidence or sneaky artist with a nerdy streak and a sense of humor? Either way, it makes me happy!
Heh…why not? Anime and manga have become pivotal parts of Japanese art and culture, it seems.
LOL that’s awesome. I noticed a lot of Triforces in temples when I was in Japan, too… do you know what those symbolize?