Genpei Akasegawa

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Akasegawa.

Genpei Akasegawa (赤瀬川 原平 Akasegawa Genpei?) is a pseudonym of Japanese conceptual artist Katsuhiko Akasegawa (赤瀬川 克彦 Akasegawa Katsuhiko?) (born 1937). He used another pen name Katsuhiko Otsuji (尾辻 克彦 Otsuji Katsuhiko?) for novels. He won the Akutagawa Prize in 1981 for a short story called "Chichi ga kieta".

Akasegawa helped to start the "Roadside Observation" art group (路上観察学会 in Japanese) with Terunobu Fujimori in 1986. He also created the word Tomason to describe a kind of found art. Tomason are parts of buildings that seem useless, but are interesting.

Works[change | edit source]

  • 超芸術トマソン (Chōgeijutsu Tomason), Byakuya shobō, 1985. Reissue: Chikuma bunko, 1987, ISBN 4-480-02189-2.
  • 仙人の桜、俗人の桜 : にっぽん解剖紀行 (Sennin no sakura, zokujin no sakura), JTB Nihon Kotsu Kosha Shuppan Jigyokyoku, 1993, ISBN 978-4-53301-983-8.
  • 東京ミキサー計画 (Tōkyō mikisā keikaku), PARCO, 1984. Reissue: Chikuma bunko, 1994, ISBN 4-480-02935-4.

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