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Satoshi Ohno to host NHK art show

22:12 JST March 4, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ito Jakuchu's art (photo thanks to Mainichi Shimbun Digital)

Arashi’s Satoshi Ohno (30) will host and navigate a show exploring the world of Japanese artist Ito Jakuchu (1716 – 1800) starting in April, it was revealed today, reports Mainichi Shimbun Digital.


It has been reported “Jakuchu Miracle World” will be a four-night series on NHK’s BS Premium channel.  By using the latest technology and high definition visual images, the show will break down and analyse what made Edo-period artist Jakuchu’s work so unique.  As an artist himself, Ohno will venture into this world and navigate around it from his point-of-view.

“I’ve hardly ever done anything like hosting or navigating a show by myself.  I’m usually the one who gets picked on and things go off from there so I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of me comes out in this show,” he said.


Ohno himself has already opened his own exhibition, “FREESTYLE”, in 2008.  The exhibition had toured around five cities in Japan, attracting more than 100,000 visitors.  It has been reported this was one of the reasons he had been chosen as the show’s host.


The Arashi singer had said he had been interested in Jakuchu’s art for the last five years thanks to a friend.

“I really love drawing.  Every inch of Jakuchu’s pictures are complete to the fullest it can be, and you can see how much of him is in everything.”


It has been reported even during breaks Ohno would be seen staring at replicas of Jakuchu’s work, mumbling, “I wonder what kind of person he was”.


“Jakuchu Miracle World” will go on air on NHK from April 25 to 28.

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