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Fun Link Friday: Newspaper Animal Sculptures by Chie Hitotsuyama

Who says the age of newspapers is over? Artist Chie Hitotsuyama has certainly found a good use for them! She creates masterful, incredibly realistic sculptures of animals and people using primarily rolled up newspapers. The effect of carefully manipulating sections … Continue reading

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Resource: Ukiyo-e.org

Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints, hold an esteemed place as one of the most well-known and prolific Japanese arts, having exploded in popularity in the early modern period (1603-1868) and become a great source of inspiration to many artists overseas. The … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Rice Paddy Art of 2017

The fall is upon us! And it seems we missed the peak period of rice paddy art for this year in Inakadate. 😦 But never fear! There are still photos on the internet of the fabulous pieces of art rice … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Bamboo art and design

A quickie fun link this week! The New York Times recently did an article highlighting a current exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on bamboo art that looks absolutely stunning. As the Met site states: Featuring works of Japanese … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Lacquerware of Aizu-Wakamatsu

A quickie fun link this week, given the holiday! You all know I’m a sucker for artisanry, so check out this video that was posted by the Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy in DC! It features the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Pop-up Kirigami

Though I don’t speak French, I couldn’t resist posting this as a fun link when I came across the video online at golem 13: Nakamura Haruki, an expert in kirigami (paper cutting), has come up with incredibly adorable animal creations that literally … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: From Mud to Kimono

How do some of the most beautiful and valuable kimono get made? The BBC Arts series Handmade in Japan recently traced this process from start to finish at the island of Amami Oshima, which is famous for producing a specific and … Continue reading

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