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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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Funding: Journey to Japan 2015, Crossway Foundation [SA, UAE, Kuwait, UK]

Via Art Radar This is an open call for talented young artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers to win the creative journey of a lifetime to Japan in November 2015. The competition is open to nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading

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Resource: Brower Fund Collection of karuta cards

A quickie digital resource for you all today! In case you’re crazy about playing the karuta card game or just the Hyakunin isshū poetry compositions, you might be interested in these public-use images from the University of Michigan’s Brower Fund … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Spinning tops

As many long-time followers know, a colleague and I have been working on a digital archive related to 江戸独楽 (Edo goma), or Edo-style spinning tops. Hand-crafted tops are thought to have a history in Japan dating back to at least the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Ikuta Niyoko’s Geometric Sculptures

In this week’s Fun Link, relax by looking at the intricate laminated glass sculptures of Ikuta Niyoko. I am captivated by the complexity of light as it reflects, refracts, and passes through broken cross sections of plate glass. In 1980 … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: the art of kintsugi

While many people might think of a broken bowl or cracked ceramic pieces as beyond repair and having lost their beauty as perfect objects, other see opportunity for a different kind of aesthetic. Colossal featured an article last year on kintsugi 金継ぎ, or “gold joinery,” which … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Star Wars at the Sapporo Snow Festival

If you’ve already seen the pictures of the Star Wars sculpture at the 2015 Sapporo Snow Festival, head over to the official page and check out the images of how it was built over the course of a month. Click … Continue reading

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