Tag Archives: Japanese

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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Genga: Otomo Katsuhiro

There is a line, snaking around the block as far as the eye can see, of people of all ages, backgrounds and types – bartenders, low-level yakuza, manual laborers… me…all eagerly queuing to shuffle in single file at a painstakingly …
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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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Ishinomaki Update #1

Ishinomaki Fund-raiser : Thank You Sparkling sake bubbled along with the energy of our recent fund-raising event for the tsunami-devastated Ishinomaki in Tohoku. The Consul-General of Japan, Mr Hidenobu Sobashima expressed Japan’s heartfelt gratitude for the assistance from Australia, acknowledging …
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Nakano Kaoru

Paper jewellery challenges our normal ideas of ‘precious’ and ‘value’ in a most confronting way. It demands that we look beyond the material to an appreciation of design and imagination. One of the most creative women artists in the current …
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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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Sparkling Sake

Sparking Sake is regularly served at our exhibition openings and always receives positive comments. It is sweeter and has a lower alcohol content than normal Sake. Fermentation is halted earlier than is the case with regular Sake and this allows …
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