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Resource: A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art

Chances are that if you have tried to google something about Buddhist deities, particularly some of the rarer ones, you’ve come across the A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art. Run by Mark Schumacher, an independent researcher with … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Videos of Japan’s Traditional Artisans

Maybe it’s because of my research, maybe because I love art, or maybe because making things with your hands is so dang cool, but I am totally obsessed with a YouTube playlist recently highlighted by Open Culture on production processes … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Hypnotic gifs of Japanese joinery

Studying artisans, I’m a little biased in just how cool I find today’s Fun Link Friday, but a friend passed this link along and I couldn’t resist. de zeen recently posted a series of simple yet stunning gifs of Japanese joinery … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Art of Tea? Kengo Kuma’s $80K Silver Tea Set

Most people associate tea bowls and tea utensils with rustic, austere aesthetics– earthenware bowls (sometimes cracked and/or repaired) and inherited kettles, objects that carry with them a long history of ownership and use. So what does one make of the … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Curator of Asian Art, MFA Houston

(reposted from Japan Art History Forum) Title: Curator, Asian Art Reports To: Director of MFAH Pay Type: Full-Time, Regular, Exempt, 35 hrs/week Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm Work Location: Law Building, a non-smoking facility The Museum of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: ‘Tokyo-ized’ Cities

As I wrap up my two years of research here in Tokyo (and miss Fun Link Fridays in my haste, sorry!), I’m left thinking about how one of the biggest culture shocks will simply be the change in urban scenery. Even … Continue reading

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Funding: Grants for Ukiyo-e Research at Ota Memorial Museum of Art

As one of the preeminent museums specializing in ukiyo-e, the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, in Shibuya, Tokyo, has been offering grants for budding ukiyo-e researchers for many years. Eligibility: Anyone who is interested in ukiyo-e can apply for this … Continue reading

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