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Fun Link Friday: Carved Pearl Skulls

We often feature unconventional artists and artwork for our Fun Link Fridays, and who can blame us? This week check out the artist Shinji Nakaba, who was featured on Bored Panda for his fantastic work carving miniature skulls out of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-e animated gifs

Just last month we posted on an artist’s rendering of 8-bit Japan nostalgic in GIFs, and lo and behold, this month we stumble across Edo-period early modern nostalgia in GIFs that bring ukiyo-e to life! The artist, who goes by … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Curved Origami

It seems as though origami is one of those fascinating traditional arts that the world cannot help but continue to innovate on. This week’s Fun Link Friday features the artwork of Hoàng Tiến Quyết, a Vietnamese artist whose work with complex … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 8-bit Japan nostalgia

Feeling nostalgic for Japan and its daily life? Design Made in Japan recently posted an article highlighting the gifs created at the 1041uuu Tumblr, which, if you’ve ever lived in Japan, hit you right in the sweet spot. Check out … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Hokusai’s Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Author: Guth, Christine 272pp. January 2015 Paper – Regular Price: $20.00 On Sale For: $15.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3960-4 Cloth – Regular Price: $57.00 On Sale For: $42.75 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3959-8 Categories: art, art & visual culture, Japan … Continue reading

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Resource: Burke Collection Online Catalog

Thanks to the Japan Art History Forum (JAHF) for publicizing the launch of a beautiful online catalog of the Mary Griggs Burke Collection. The Burke collection is one of the most prominent collections of Japanese art outside of Japan, and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Kuniyoshi Project’s cat prints

The Kuniyoshi Project is a website dedicated to the prints of early modern ukiyo-artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳). Although the website maintains a simple design, there must be hundreds of fantastic prints available to view, along with descriptions of their content … Continue reading

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