a writer based in Tokyo

New writing

Viennese Whirl (2021)
Apple Paradise (2021)
Luna Park (2021)
Patience Notes (2021)


Hiroko Komatsu – Lost in this Town,” DTWT, January 24, 2021


What is Like the Present,” DTWT, December 18, 2020
core of bells: WEEKEND, Fujisawa City Art Center, December 18, 2020
Copyright Liberation Front, ” DTWT, October 27, 2020
Noriyuki Haraguchi – Swallowing Paper Planes,” DTWT, August 5, 2020
Kōji Enokura’s watercolours,” DTWT, July 18, 2020


(Interview) Misako & RosenPeople Make Places, December 2019
Okayama Art Summit 2019: IF THE SNAKE,” Art Review Asia, November 2019
Radical things,” Apartamento magazine, May 16, 2019
Perrotin Yearbook #28, May 2019
“Moving Billboard,” DTWT, March 18, 2019
“Nathan Hylden,” For Now and So, Hakgojae, February 2019


Pieter Vermeersch,” Perrotin Tokyo, July 11, 2018
Münster Sculpture Project, Sagamihara,” DTWT, September 9, 2018
Nathan Hylden: For Now and So at MISAKO & ROSEN,” Mousse magazine, June 20, 2018


“As Salaam Mosque, Okachimachi,” Brownbook 64, July/August 2017
Chai Siris: Unimagined Communities at Komagome Soko,” DTWT, July 27, 2017
“Modern Lovers,” Organs Everywhere 5, October 2017
Tsushima Art Fantasia (photo report),” Art Asia Pacific, October 2, 2017
Hikaru Suzuki, Reiji Saito: Video Screening at KAYOKOYUKI,” DTWT, September 1, 2017
Toshio Matsumoto: Everything Visible is Empty at The Empty Gallery,” Mousse magazine, November 1, 2017
Shimon Minamikawa: A Language All Your Own at MISAKO & ROSEN,” Art Asia Pacific, October 2017
Dorothea Rockburne, Kwon Young-woo, Rakuko Naito: Systemic Paper at Blum & Poe Tokyo,” Mousse magazine, June 2017
“Ei Arakawa: Tryst at Taka Ishii Gallery,” Art Asia Pacific 103, May/June 2017


“Kishio Suga: Ways to investigate an unknown thing,” Mousse magazine 55, October 2016
Reiji Saito, Hyslom, & Masaya Chiba in Kyoto,” DTWT, April 9, 2016
Ryudai Takano: When the absence of light touches the ground, distance is lost and distance created at Yumiko Chiba Associates,” Art Asia Pacific, December 2016
Otani Workshop: When I Was Seventeen, I Learned About Giacometti From My Art Teacher and Became Drawn to Sculpture—and So I Make Sculptures Now at Kaikai Kiki Gallery,” Art Asia Pacific, December 2016
“Makoto Aida: Let us dream of evanescence at Mizuma Art Gallery,” Art Asia Pacific 101, November/December 2016
“Osamu Kanemura: Buddha Virus Suicide Attack at The White,” Art Asia Pacific 99, July/August 2016
Robert Morris & Kishio Suga at Blum & Poe Tokyo,” art-agenda, May 4, 2016
Leo Pellegatta: The Sound and Vision of Migration at Kanzan Gallery,” Tokyo Art Beat, March 12, 2016
Matt Saunders: Two Worlds at Blum & Poe Tokyo,” Art Asia Pacific, March 2016
Don’t Follow the Wind – Non-Visitor Center at Watarium,” OCULA, January 6, 2016
Re: play 1972/2015: Restaging Expression in Film ‘72 at MOMAT,” OCULA, January 6, 2016


“Profile: Ryutaro Takahashi, a Mind for Collecting,” Sotheby’s Magazine, September/August 2015
“Profile: Daito Manabe & Mikiko Mizuno” Good Magazine, Summer 2015
Will Rogan: Clocks and other problems at MISAKO & ROSEN,” Art Asia Pacific, November 2015
Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best / Her Face Was Covered at Taro Nasu Gallery,” DTWT, October 30, 2015
Obituary: Takuma Nakahira (1938–2015),” Azito, October 5, 2015
Three Museum Exhibitions,” OCULA, September 16, 2015
Andrew Kerr: The gallery is beside a church, apartments and a small park with fountain at Rat Hole Gallery,” art-agenda, September 3, 2015
“Stephen G. Rhodes: The Twelf Hobby: Lober xxbbyj, Religious Freedom Sex Magick at MISAKO & ROSEN,” Art Asia Pacific, June 2015
Mori Art Museum reopens with exhibition Simple Forms’,” Azito, April 25, 2015
Yoshihiko Ueda: A Life with Camera at Gallery 916,” The Japan Times, April  21, 2015
Comedie concrète at MISAKO & ROSEN,” Art Asia Pacific, April 2015


“Crash-landing in Tokyo: Osamu Kanemura’s Photographic Love Song,” Elephant Magazine, September 2014
“The Family is a Pubis: Motoyuki Daifu and Tokyo,” Elephant Magazine, September 2014
“Ken Kagami: How Kakkoii Are You?” Elephant Magazine, September 2014
“Border town: Go Itami’s Tokyo,” Elephant Magazine, September 2014
Throwing caution to the wind,” DTWT, December 8, 2014
Sanomagic,” DTWT, July 24, 2014
“J!ns Meme: “How do you feel?” Rhizomatiks, May 2014
Mikiko Hara: These Are Days (Book),” Art Asia Pacific, December 2014
Dave Muller: Sublime Memory Garden at Blum & Poe Tokyo,” Art Asia Pacific, November 2014
Photographs by Five at Zeit-Foto Salon,” The Japan Times, October 23, 2014
Daisuke Yokota, Kazuo Yoshida: Expanded Retina 2 at G/P gallery SHINONOME,” The Japan Times, August 21, 2014
“Sapporo International Art Festival,” Kaleidoscope, August 2014
“Transmission” (Naoya Hatakeyama + Shuji Akagi) at Studio 35 Minutes,” Kaleidoscope, August 2014
“Lee Ufan at Kaikai Kiki Gallery,” Kaleidoscope, August 2014
“The Way of Painting at Tokyo Opera City Gallery,” DTWT, August 2014
Nao Tsuda: On the Mountain Path at Gallery 916,” The Japan Times, July 17, 2004
“Jellyfish Eyes at The Smithsonian,” Kaleidoscope, May 2014
Tsubaki-kai 2014 at Shiseido Gallery,” The Japan Times, May 7, 2014
Roppongi Art Nite 2014,” The Japan Times, April 17, 2014
Gozo: Shoko Hashimoto at Zeit-Foto Salon,” The Japan Times, March 19, 2014
“Ken Kagami, Bronze Works 2012-13 at MISAKO & ROSEN,” Kaleidoscope, March 2014
Whispering Gallery: SANAA at Towada Art Center,” Domus, February 2014
Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection at Tokyo Station Gallery,” The Japan Times, February 13, 2014


“Well dressed yet clinically dead,” Design Ecologies Journal 2:2 (Co-edited), July 2013
Daisuke Yokota: There Will Be Blood”, Tokyo Art Beat, March 3, 2013
“The Island Over There: How Culture Travels in Japanese Contemporary Art,” Broadsheet 42.2, December 2013
The Architecture of Theatre,” DTWT, April 7, 2013
“The Green Prince,” Snetha-noir, December 2013
Portrait, Kazumi Kurigami at Gallery 916,” The Japan Times, November 13, 2013
Luke Fowler & Toshiya Tsunoda: LEADER AS GUTTER at Taka Ishii Gallery,” Tokyo Art Beat, October 8, 2013
SURVIVE! at Towada Art Center,” The Japan Times, October 2, 2013
Kozo Miyoshi: 1972~ at Gallery 916“, The Japan Times, September 11, 2013
Shuji Terayama: Knock at The Watarium,” The Japan Times, September 6, 2013
Five British Artists at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery,” The Japan Times, August 21, 2013
Kazuhiko Hachiya: OpenSky 3.0 at 3331 Arts Chiyoda,” The Japan Times, August 7, 2013
Unconsciousness of the City at MOMAT,” The Japan Times, July 10, 2013
Gregor Schneider at TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME,“ The Japan Times, July 10, 2013
Sophie Calle at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art,” The Japan Times, June 20, 2013
Daido Moriyama: 1965~ at Gallery 916,”The Japan Times, June 13, 2013
Zevs: Heaven at The Container,” The Japan Times, June 6, 2013
JR at the Watarium,” The Japan Times, April 4, 2013
Roppongi Art Night 2013,” The Japan Times, March 21, 2013
Design Ah at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT,” The Japan Times, March 14, 2013
Beatriz Inglessis: On Mosquitoes, Humans, and Other Animals at The Container,” The Japan Times, February 7, 2013
Japanese Junction 3 at Hagiso,” The Japan Times, January 3, 2013


“Above the Ground, Beneath the Surface,” Art Design Publishing (Co-edited), October 2012
Taiji Matsue: Surficial Survey at Izu Photo Museum,” The Japan Times, December 6, 2012
The People by Kishin at Tokyo Opera City Gallery,” The Japan Times, December 6, 2012
Ikko Tanaka and Future/Past/East/West of Design at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT,” The Japan Times, November 29, 2012
Alejandro Chaskielberg at Gallery 916,“ The Japan Times, November 1, 2012
Waiting for the first trian at Tokyo Station Gallery,” The Japan Times, October 11, 2012
Hideki Nakazawa: Systems and Methods in Hidden Functions at The Container,” The Japan Times, September 20, 2012
Masayoshi Sukita at Tokyo Museum of Photography,” The Japan Times, September 6, 2012
Hideki Nakajima at Daiwa Press Viewing Room, Hiroshima” The Japan Times, August 23, 2012


“Dreaming Tongues,” Design Ecologies Journal 1:1 (Co-edited), February 2011