And so we arrive at our final destination covering this year’s senior thesis exhibitions in Japan. Kyoto City University of Arts put on a strong show, I thought. The work ranged from utilitarian to mildly bizarre, and the confusion was as arresting as it was intimate. Congratulations to all the graduating seniors and we wish the good luck (and hope to see them again) in their career paths.

Thanks to Masahiro Minami, who provided the photographs from this show.

Kyoto City University of Arts Graduation Show 2012

An umbrella stand that resembles a wonderfully organic root from outer space.

I’m not exactly sure what to say about this, but I’m intrigued.

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I love this dense imaginary city. Makes me want to see more of this work.

The furniture department was particularly strong

I feel like I’ve seen this before, but it’s still nice.