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Fun Link Friday: New Year’s Greetings from Early 20th-Century Japan

Still coming out of your New Year’s haze? I know I am! Here’s a quickie Fun Link Friday– a set of turn-of-the-20th-century Japanese postcards from the collection of U.S. postcard collector Ken Reed first blogged about at Collector’s Weekly. The aesthetic … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Kutaniyaki

In this video, watch a craftsperson from Kutani Choemon in Nomi-shi, Ishikawa, expertly paint a design on a bowl. Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Star Wars Screen Painting at Kiyomizudera

One of Kyoto’s most famous temples Kiyomizu-dera is a must see if you visit Japan. But if you’re in Japan this December, you can check out something rather unique at this World Heritage site: Star Wars art. Like the Mario … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Bringing the Murakami-style to life in video games

Fans of Haruki Murakami know his surreal writing style well, and now there is a Kickstarter out there that seeks to bring these elements to life in the form of a point-and-click adventure game. The studio of artists, game developers, programmers, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Princeton Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art

*Where: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ *When: Feb 27, 2016 *What: a graduate symposium in East Asian Art, on the subject of Images and Codes: The Problem of Reading Art As the official call tells us: Both text and image can … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Photos of Meiji Japan

Recently grape posted an article featuring thirty photos from the Meiji period taken by photographer Kozaburo Tamamura (1856-1923) that were auctioned off in Britian in 2013. Ranging from wooden bridges and young women in their daily lives to shopping streets and wintery … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Giant Straw Dinosaurs

Last year in October we had the chance to show you some of Ehime’s giant straw boars made by local residents and professors. This year, September has brought us the Wara Art Festival in Niigata. There, the locals took the straw from their year’s … Continue reading

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