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  • Sept.18

    Glass artist brings Japanese sensibility to Venetian lace technique: Ushio Konishi

    Sept.18 Dasha Klyachko

    One of Japan’s more established contemporary glass artists, Ushio Konishi, is a world leader in the Venetian lace glass technique. This involves creating glass rods with a ‘lace’ pattern before blowing and shaping the final piece. The rods, also known as glass canes, are made by skillfully and delicately twisting molten glass of different colours,…


    How Art Historians Cracked the Case of Enigmatic Japanese Painter Hasegawa Tōhaku

    Sept.03 Allison Meier

    From  by Allison Meier Hasegawa Tōhaku’s legacy has played out like an art-historical whodunit—which is precisely why Dr. Miyeko Murase, former special consultant in Japanese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and professor emerita at Columbia University, found it so fascinating. “I thought, this reads like a detective story,” she told Artsy, “and…


    When Art Met Craft in Meiji Era Japan


    From the Japan Times