Tag Archives: Japanese art

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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Book Announcement: Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection

Via the University of Washington Press. Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection ANDREAS MARKS $40.00 PAPERBACK (ISBN 9780989371872) hardcover not available PUBLISHED: July 2015 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Art BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 208 pp., 310 illus., 9.5 … 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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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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