Auction Records for Netsuke Keep Falling

Netsuke Records Continue To Fall: Toyomasa Tiger not a Hare With Amber Eyes How much of the current upsurge of interest in Japanese netsuke can be credited to the highly engaging biographical novel The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund …
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Ishinomaki Update #4

“And the battles continue in Ishinomaki. I contacted Fujita san and Yamakami san about a group that has 10,000 Cherry tree saplings to donate. They both went to the Ishinomaki government to get approval. Yamakami san was told, “This is …
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LKG Exhibition: Asaka Corr Douglas Loughlin

Asaka Corr Douglas Loughlin : Concept Master Originality Technique October 10 – November 15 2012 Glass as Contemporary Art What motivated an exhibition of contemporary glass by Australian artists in Lesley Kehoe Galleries, specialists in Japanese art and design for …
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Japanese Design: Rinpa Resonates and Sekka Seduces

The Art Gallery of NSW led the way last year (June-August 2012) in an international celebration of Japanese design with a visually striking and intellectually stimulating exhibition and series of lectures of the Rinpa-inspired works of Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) from …
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Women of Fukushima: Short Film

“What must be admitted, very painfully, is that this was a disaster ‘Made in Japan’.” July 5th 2012 The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation In the midst of accusations of blame and gross incompetency, conspiracy theories …
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Sake Corner #7

‘Celebrity’ is the buzzword of the 21st century. We are accustomed to the rock stars, the royals, the models and the sports stars but now, aided and abetted by reality TV, chefs are the latest members of the cult. Executive …
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Between the Folds : Documentary

In a game of word association for ‘Japan’, origami would frequently be front of mind for many people with sushi, kimono and Mt. Fuji. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding and takes its name from two words, …
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NGV Gallery of Japanese Art Opening Remarks: Mrs Pauline Gandel

Photo courtesy of William Hung Opening Speech Pauline Gandel Cocktail Reception Pauline Gandel Gallery of Japanese Art Opening October 2 2012 National Galley of Victoria Ambassador Sato, Ambassador Rotem, Consul-General Sobashima, Director Akimoto, President of Trustees Myers, Director Ellwood, Distinguished …
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NGV Gallery of Japanese Art Opening Remarks: Director Yuji Akimoto

Photo courtesy of William Hung Opening Speech  Yuji Akimoto (Director 21st Century Museum of Art Kanazawa Japan) Pauline Gandel Gallery of Japanese Art Opening October 2 2012 National Galley of Victoria Ambassador Sato, Ambassador Rotem, Consul-General Sobashima, President of Trustees …
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NGV : The Pauline Gandel Gallery of Japanese Art

Photo by Shannon Macgrath © Pauline Gandel Under a canopy of cherry blossoms in a transformed Great Hall at the NGV, Mr Yuji Akimoto, Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, officially opened the Pauline Gandel …
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