Friday, March 4, 2011

Ohno Satoshi to host TV series on Jakuchu’s art

Arashi's member Ohno Satoshi (30) has been appointed as the navigator of a short series on NHK’s BS Premium satellite channel, marking his first opportunity to host a television show on his own. The show, called “Jakuchu Miracle World,” will air on four consecutive nights, from April 25 to April 28.

The show covers the life of painter Ito Jakuchu (often referred to simply as Jakuchu), who lived between 1716 and 1800, during the mid-Edo period. In particular, state-of-the-art technology will be used to analyze his works in detail.

Ohno himself is a painter and sculptor. In 2008, he held an art exhibition called “FREESTYLE,” which started in Tokyo and traveled to other major cities across Japan. It is said that Ohno became a fan of Jakuchu’s works about five years ago, after receiving a recommendation from a friend Ohno became a fan of Jukuchu’s work 5 years ago, and remarked, “Jukuchu’s paintings are perfectly drawn from corner to corner. It’s amazing that he puts his soul in all his work.”

This will be the first time Ohno hosts a show by himself. He commented, “I usually shine on shows hen teased by people around me, so I’m looking forward to discovering a new side of myself.”

BS Premium is a new high-definition satellite channel that will start on April 1, when NHK consolidates its three satellite channels into two. “Jakuchu Miracle World” will be broadcast from 9:00pm to 10:00pm on April 25-27, and from 8:00pm to 9:00pm on April 28.

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p/s...Arashian should be proud of Ohno coz his art skills still be appreciated. I hope he's doing all his best for this series...^_^ (its been long time since his FREESTYLE exhibition). Love to see the way he give appreciation to art...=))

Korean movie remake of “Kimi wa Petto” holds launch event in Japan

Lead actors for the Korean film remake (left) and the original Japanese drama of "Kimi wa Petto".

Via tokyohive:

On March 3rd, the cast of the Korean “Kimi wa Petto” film remake attended a launch event in Japan’s Ibaraki Airport.

“Kimi wa Petto” (You’re My Pet), based on a manga of the same name, was made into a hit drama in 2003, starring model/actress Koyuki and Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun, and the same roles will be portrayed by actors Kim Ha Neul and Jang Geun Suk in the remake. In the original story, the male character becomes the ‘pet’ of the female protagonist after being found abandoned in a cardboard box.

The two lead actors attended the promotional event along with band group FT Island’s Choi Jong Hun and director Kim Byeong Kon. The cast met with around 3000 fans.
From left to right: Kim Ha Neul, Jang Geun Suk, and Choi Jong Hun

Kim told the press, “Jang Geun Suk, who is a great actor, also has a cute charisma that suits a ‘pet‘.” Jang replied, “I’m happy to be Ha Neul’s pet.”

Filming for the movie will begin in the city of Ibaraki in May.

Source: WoWKorea via goo & Yomiuri Online
**Source : Tokyohive