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The hands of the artist: KIYOSHI SAITO
Jun29

The hands of the artist: KIYOSHI SAITO

The hands of the artist: KIYOSHI SAITO By Judith Callander [Originally published in Steve Beimel’s publication, The Kyoto Diary, in the late 1990’s.] The Reynolds Gallery of Westmont College in Santa Barbara staged an exhibit this winter of the works of one of Japan's most revered artists, Kiyoshi Saito. The Gallery obviously enjoyed the challenge to create a charming Japonesque setting with lanterns and ikebana by...

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Pico Iyer and Takashi Murakami
Feb07

Pico Iyer and Takashi Murakami

75-minute video interview by Japan-resident Pico Iyer of renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, creator of the postmodern Superflat art movement, inspired by manga and anime.

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Sarah Brayer

“As Sarah Brayer welcomed us into a dark room with glowing images dancing before us,” recalls Santa Fe artist Gail Rieke of a recent visit to Kyoto, “I saw elusive dream images of light emanating from the darkness. I experienced entering a cosmological vastness beyond space and time. It was truly a moment of awe.” Thirty years ago, fresh out of art school, Sarah Brayer set off from her native Rochester, N.Y., on a travel adventure...

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