Tag Archives: Culture

Foreign ownership of Japanese art

*Pictured Japanese Room, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Courtesy of the Boston Public LIbrary  ‘Some Japanese people have mixed feelings about foreigners possessing art pieces deemed national treasures or seen as culturally important,’ is a sentiment expressed in an article …
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Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920–1945 : Japan Society New York

Japan Society New York Until June 12 2012 Japan in the 1920’s and 1930’s was a stimulating melting pot of domestic and foreign social and cultural influences.  In art and design some of the most exciting work was created in …
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Ito Jakuchu Colorful Realm : National Gallery of Art Washington

To celebrate Spring and the centenary donation of  3000 cherry blossom trees to Washington DC from Tokyo, the city is planning a five week celebration that ‘will unify and electrify the city, the nation, and the world’ As part of …
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Roppongi Art Night 2012

The Roppongi Hills art precinct and shopping centre in Tokyo is an art lover’s dream with artworks hidden around every corner and events and new installations happening constantly. It is home to a number of Japan’s newest art musuems and …
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One Year On | Tsunami Fundraising Event

The support these artists received from our guests and the general community at the time of the earthquake and tsunami was significant for them. The resilience and the strength of their support for us in the face of the tragedy …
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Furoshiki Folding Workshop

Furoshiki (風呂敷) is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth made from silk, chirimen, cotton, rayon or nylon decorated in traditional designs. They come in different sizes, traditionally 45cm and 68-72 cm but can be as small as a tissue or as large …
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Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne - 20th Anniversary Celebration

Lecture & Tea Gathering XVI Grand Master Sen Soshitsu National Gallery of Victoria November 5-6 2011 ‘ZaZen is still meditation and Chado (the way of tea) is moving meditation’ is one of the metaphors that the Grand Master used to …
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The Art of Gift Giving

That this is an art is reflected by the phrase ‘it’s the thought that counts’.  Originally this phrase was a genuine expression of appreciation for the artful thought that inspired the gift – the consideration of the other in the …
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'The Art of the Vessel' Lecture @ LKG

THE ART OF THE VESSEL & SPRING SAKE TASTING Thursday October 27, 2011 A definite ‘spring in the step’ was noticed as guests left the gallery at the wrap-up of our recent sold out Spring Sake event. Happy and drunk …
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Urasenke Tea Ceremony at NGV

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne Association 20th Anniversay Celebration Grand Master Iemoto Soshitsu Sen November will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Melbourne Chapter of the Urasenke Tea School. To mark this event, the current Grand Master Iemoto Soshitsu Sen, the …
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