Honma Kansai was a purveyor of Hokkaido’s Japanese-style paintings in Sapporo during the early part of the Showa period (late 1920s and early ‘30s). The activities of a group of artists, mainly based in Sapporo, who began the ‘Evocative Japanese-style Painting’ exhibition in 2013. We trace the history that leads to the present day.
The “Akapla Illumination 2020-2021” will be held at the Kita 3-jo Plaza (Akapla) in Sapporo from November 20th to March 14th. Tri-colored LEDs that express everchanging colors have been installed on Akapla’s row of ginkgo trees – the oldest roadside trees that exist in Hokkaido – creating an enjoyable light show that, this year, is also expressing gratitude to the healthcare workers on the frontline in the fight to stop the spread of the covid-19 virus.
At the Akarenga Terrace, Yoshino cherry-blossom trees – which are no so common in Sapporo – are planted in the 1st-floor Atrium, creating an early spring-like atmosphere inside the building.