Monthly Archives: December 2015

Samurai Tea at The International Show New York

Zimbabwe, the nefarious back streets of Lisbon, Melbourne’s renowned gra ti lanes, Yoko Ono’s peace tower in Iceland, MONA FOMA Tasmania and now the Park Avenue Armory New York, may seem unusual sites for the formal practice of Japanese tea, but …
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Playboy Takes Tea : Adam Wojcinski x Tomokazu Matsuyama

Additional Coverage : Arrested Motion Initiated by Byron Kehoe of Lesley Kehoe Galleries and co-hosted with artist Tomokazu Matsuyama at his Brooklyn NY studio, the artist’s significant work ‘Whatever The Playboy Wrote Was As Good As The Great Waves’ took …
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The International Show New York

It is neither exaggeration nor immodesty to say that Lesley Kehoe Galleries was a highlight of the revamped International Fine Art and Antiques show at the New York Armory this October. We joined longstanding colleagues San Francisco Japonesque and Seattle …
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Unryūan Team at the Wajima Lacquer Museum

The 3-year project to reinvent the shell boxes of daimyo bridal dowry provenance was recently completed. Under the guidance of Unryūan, with assistance from Professor Yamazaki Tatsufumi of Kanazawa Art Unviersity and Akimoto Yuji Director of the 21st Century Museum …
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Unryūan : Museum of Arts and Design New York

In a reference to the Nanban makie tradition of the 15th and 16th Jesuits and other Nanbanjin, and with further reference to the lasting significance of religious objects in human history, Unryūan expressed a desire to be part of this …
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Butoh Performance : You Have My Breath Now

静かなる無意識 You have my breath now; It was never mine, and it Was always silent. To the music of Der Abschied by Vladimir Martynov, butoh performer Adam Wojcinski created a deeply moving experience for the guests at the Playboy Takes …
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Sake Corner #9

A week with Mr John Gauntner : Becoming a Saké Professional – Byron Kehoe John Gauntner is considered to be the one true Saké master, having spent more than 25 years in Japan studying, researching and teaching Saké internationally. Gauntner …
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Studio Visits : Koji Hatakeyama

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Koji Hatakeyama …
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Studio Visits : Kaneko Toru

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Kaneko-Tōru has recently …
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Studio Visits : Kondo Takahiro

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Takahiro Kondō …
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