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Kyoto Animation decimated by arson attack

On the morning of July 18th, Kyoto Animation, a world renowned animation studio based in Kyoto, fell victim to the worst mass murder in Japan in decades. Suspect Shinji Aoba was reported filling up containers with gasoline near the studio beforehand, and shouted “Die” before igniting the entrance of the building. Aoba is currently under […]

‘Catastrophe and the Power of Art’: reevaluating the narrative of destruction

The Mori Art Museum in Tokyo is no stranger to exhibitions with bold ambitions marking anniversaries. In 2003, the museum punctuated their inauguration with an exhibition focusing on happiness. For their tenth anniversary, love and all its glory portrayed by the likes of Chagall and Kusama and Hatsune Miku was in full swing to note […]