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Fun Link Friday: Rice paddy art of Inakadate 2018

Every year when I remember that Inakadate in Aomori prefecture has new rice paddy art for us to enjoy, I get excited all over again! Each summer they pick new themes and create dramatic, beautiful images from variations of white, … Continue reading

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Resource: Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society

Those who are interested in art history or just a fan of early modern painting and prints can explore Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society, an online bilingual research project centered on situating the artist Hokusai (1780-1849) in his social and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese “tips”

Travelers to Japan are often surprised to discover that tipping at restaurants is not expected. So what is left behind after our meals at a restaurant? Starting in 2012, Yuki Tatsumi began to think about this question. Working as a … Continue reading

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Resource: Metadatabase of Japanese Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period

Nagasaki University Library maintains a collection of Japanese photographs from the Bakumatsu (1853 and 1867) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods that represent some of the earliest photographs of Japan as it transitioned from the Tokugawa shogunate to the Meiji state. Holding … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Curator, Japanese Art & Culture

Curator, Japanese Art & Culture Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, ON, CANADA Seeking dynamic Curator of Japanese Art & Culture to curate exhibitions; build and develop new interpretations and directions for 10,000-work collection; engage donors, collectors, global partners, community stakeholders. Produce … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan

Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan: A Transdisciplinary Perspective Edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Ewa Machotka Published by Amsterdam University Press This multidisciplinary book analyses the contradictory coexistence of consumerism and environmentalism in contemporary Japan. It focuses on the dilemma that … Continue reading

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Resource: Dietrich Seckel’s Photo Archive (1936-1942)

Those interested in everyday life in Japan during World War II may be interested in the University of Heidelberg’s digital archive of photographs by German art historian Dietrich Seckel. Credited as one of the leading figures in establishing art historical … Continue reading

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