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Fun Link Friday: Wagashi Designs from Nature

Japan’s wagashi (和菓子) are gorgeous gems of anko, mochi, and sugar. Get a look at how nature translates into sweets on Spoon & Tamago‘s review of Nakamura Hajime’s wagashi and nature photos from his website and book Wagashi. 

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Funding Short-term Research Projects: Conducting an Oral History in Sendai

As some of our Twitter and Facebook followers may know, back in February, my colleague Malina Suity and I ran a Kickstarter campaign to support an oral history project we conducted in Japan. The project was an epic foray into … Continue reading

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Funding: Ukiyo-e Research Grant

Ota Memorial Museum of Art opens competition for one or two grant(s) up to 1 million yen for research on ukiyo-e. Deadline: October 31, 2014. http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20josei-E.html <Purpose and Objects of Grant> Ukiyo-e developed independently of the existing Japanese art styles during the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Literature and Art after Fukushima

Gebhardt, Lisette; Masami, Yuki (eds.) (2014): Literature and Art after Fukushima. Four Approaches. (German Studies on Japanese Literature and Culture Vol. 7). Berlin: EB-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-86893-118-1 http://www.ebv-berlin.de/Band-7-Literature-and-Art-after-Fukushima This English language volume “Literature and Art after ‘Fukushima’” has been edited by … Continue reading

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Internship: ArtAsiaPacific [Hong Kong] [unpaid]

Company: ArtAsiaPacific (AAP) Location: Hong Kong Type: unpaid, full time Length: 3-4 months Deadline: Aug. 20, 2014, for fall; Nov. 20, 2014, for winter (see details) Education: current undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates Credit available ArtAsiaPacific (AAP) is accepting … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Bonsai in Space

We’ve seen bonsai of Bag End, but what about bonsai in space? For his Exobiotantic “installation,” Azuma Makoto launched two botanical objects into space from a Nevada launch site. Check out the links to learn more about the construction and the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Modern Japanese Crests

Here’s a fun link I stashed away since earlier this year: Japanese family crests, or kamon have been embedded in all kinds of items since premodern times, from ceramics and kimono to castles. These days, you might find them most often on samurai … Continue reading

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