Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Year of the Dragon

Pictured above : Kakiemon Kiln Mythical Dragon Hexagonal Bowl, 1690 – 1710. Porcelain. 18 x 18 x 9 cm January 23rd saw the commencement of the Year of the Dragon.  The dragon is the only mythical animal in the Oriental …
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Sake Corner #3

The Tohoku region is home to some of Japan’s most prestigious and long standing Sake breweries, including Yuki no bosha, whose Junmai is a personal favorite and whose brews have been a regular at Lesley Kehoe Galleries tasting events. I …
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Unryuan selected for Art Crafting Towards the Future : 21st Century Museum of Art

Art Crafting towards the Future 21st Century Museum Kanazwa Japan From April 28 – August 31, 2012 Dragon born lacquer master Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo celebrates his significant 60th year with an invitation to exhibit works in a ground-breaking exhibition at …
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Ishinomaki : Then and Now Short Film

No one can forget the devastating news and immediate aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami during the opening of our gallery on March 11 last year.  With over 20 Japanese artists and visitors at our opening, we recall the …
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Unryuan - The Golden Dragon

Kitamura Tatsuo, contemporary lacquer master, was born in the Year of the Dragon. His art name Un-ryuu-an 雲−龍—庵— contains the character for dragon and translated means the ‘retreat of the dragon in the clouds’.  2012 sees Kitamura celebrating his 60th …
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The Ruin of Modern Art

‘If each era gets the art it deserves, then the age of finance capitalism deserves the carcass of a rotting shark that no amount of formaldehyde can preserve.’ In our last newsletter we drew attention to the ongoing re-assessment of …
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