Tag Archives: Japan

Australia and the Asian Century: A personal reflection

The recent government White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century prompted some thinking about Australia’s relationship with Asia as reflected in my personal experience. It has taken decades for Australia to realize and articulate the importance of Asia to …
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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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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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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 : 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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The Whitney Museum: Yayoi Kusama Retrospective

Image courtesy of Whitney Museum Priestess of Polka Dots/Eccentric Art or Louis Vuitton Brand Ambassador? The queues at the Whitney Museum for entry to the Kusama Yayoi retrospective (Read NY Times Review) were, yes, admittedly longer and more decorous than …
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Issey Miyake 132 5

image courtesy of Issey Miyake ‘1’ refers to the single piece of cloth for each item of apparel; ‘3’ to the three-dimensional shape and ‘2’ to the fact that it reduces to a flat two-dimensional form. The gap in the …
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LKG's Ishinomaki donation at work

The contribution made by Lesley Kehoe Galleries in conjunction with Significant Women’s Network, friends, clients and colleagues is having a significant impact. In response to a direct request from a group of local mothers for a safe place for their …
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