Though intimate in size, Agop explains that the single-room YOD Gallery has garnered “quite a reputation in the contemporary art scene in Osaka”. The gallery’s owners display artists and works that push the boundaries when it comes to creative mediums and artistic styles. Among these artists is the highly acclaimed Noriyuki Haraguchi, who was part of the mid-1960s Mono-ha movement in Japan. Haraguchi’s Matter and Mind artwork, which consisted of a giant steel pool filled with waste oil, launched him into the Western art world. Also exhibited here is Bae Jung Soon, who sculpts the female body using delicate Japanese paper, wire and Swarovski beads. For more art around Osaka, be sure to check out the massive wall outside this gallery, in front of which many local artists advertise their work and stage live performances for ongoing observers.