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Contemporary Glass Artist Takeshi Sano
Aug15

Contemporary Glass Artist Takeshi Sano

Contemporary glass art combined with Japanese sensibility philosophy and aesthetic by Dasha Klyachko Although records show that glass has existed in Japan as far back as the Yayoi period (300BC-AD300),  western glass making did not arrive until the Portuguese brought it in the 16th century,. It was then that the Japanese traditional glass art techniques of Edo Kiriko, Satsuma Kiriko and Hizen Vidro were developed and became popular....

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Tomoo Hamada
Aug15

Tomoo Hamada

The perks and pressures of being the son of someone famous can be enormous. In Japan, with its grand artistic traditions, this not uncommon scenario often leads to either glory, (not always deserved) a decent, yet pedestrian command of the medium (often bringing wealth and fame anyway), or worse, mere imitations of mom or dad. More times than not, unfortunately, the latter is the case while the tradition stagnates, waiting for a...

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When art met craft in Meiji Era Japan
Aug13

When art met craft in Meiji Era Japan

When art met craft in Meiji Era...

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How Art Historians Cracked the Case of Enigmatic Japanese Painter Hasegawa Tōhaku
Jul14

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

www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-historians-cracked-case-enigmatic-16th-century-japanese-painter

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Blue & White by Amy Katoh
Jun08

Blue & White by Amy Katoh

August, 2018 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR BLUE (AND WHITE) By Amy Katoh Steve Beimel: JLA shares Amy Katoh’s life affirming view of “Found Japan”.  Amy has spent nearly her entire adult life celebrating the treasures of Japanese indigo, as shown in the following re-post of Amy’s blog. Far too soon to be posting again, but I must share the glorious indigo that has been pouring into my life this week. Today is Boys’ Day,...

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須藤玲子の挑戦|国立新美術館「こいのぼりなう!」展
Apr07

須藤玲子の挑戦|国立新美術館「こいのぼりなう!」展

  世界を虜にする日本の「布」デザイナー、須藤玲子の挑戦|国立新美術館「こいのぼりなう!」展  ...

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