Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sake Corner #5

The Suehiro Sake Shop, Wajima Wajima Cityis home to the Kitamura Kobo, the studio of contemporary lacquer artist Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo and a frequent stop on my visits to Japan. On this trip, however, I happily focused on the many …
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Aida Makoto: Heisei Kanjin Project

‘I want to become a symbolic artist of Japanese strangeness…’ is how Aida Makoto (b. 1965) described himself during an interview with the Japan Society in 2011. After listening to him being interviewed at the Mori Art Academy a few weeks ago, …
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Ishinomaki donation - One Million Yen and a bit more

After visiting the devastated areas of Ishinomaki, we went to meet with Fujita-san, representative head of the Citizens for the Recovery of Ishinomaki, to hand over the raised donation funds. With the kind co-operation of American Express International, some $14,000 …
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