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In this Japanese name, the family name is Akasegawa.
Genpei Akasegawa bijutsu-techo Boken-ha 1961-192
Genpei Akasegawa (1961)

Genpei Akasegawa (赤瀬川 原平 Akasegawa Genpei) was a pseudonym of Japanese conceptual artist Katsuhiko Akasegawa (赤瀬川 克彦 Akasegawa Katsuhiko) (born 1937, died 26 October 2014). He started the art group Hi-Red Center with Jiro Takamatsu and Natsuyuki Nakanishi in 1963. 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.

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".


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