Taro Okamoto (1911 - 1996) was a Japanese artist who was revered for his abstract and avant-garde works. He was often seen as being quite ahead of his time, and after his passing the Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award was established to honor artists who also show Okamoto's innovative spirit.
For this year's event there were a total of 616 entrants, and from that group 24 artists received the award. An exhibition at the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art in Kawasaki will showcase works from the award-winners which display some unique perspectives and ideas.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 700 yen.