Tag Archives: Japanese art

Fun Link Friday: Jomon-pattern tattoos

Thanks to Corey Noxon over at ArcheoJapan, I became aware of an exhibit that was reported on back in 2016 connected to both ancient culture and traditions in the archipelago and modern tattoo practice. A collaborative project between the well-known tattoo … Continue reading

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Ishibashi Foundation Summer School in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage

*Dates: 28 July – 18 August 2018 *Location: Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, UK *Academic level: Advanced Undergraduate or Postgraduate *Application Deadline: March 31, 2018 The Centre for Japanese Studies, Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities invites applications for an intensive … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Cookie Masterpieces of Japan

Ever attempted to make a beautiful holiday cookie to discover it just didn’t turn out to be much more than a blob with sprinkles? Never fear, this week’s quickie Fun Link Friday introduces the masterful cookie decorating skills of Chihiro Ogura, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Tsumami Zaiku/Kanzashi crafts

Ever wonder how your tiny flower or animal ornament omiyage in Japan are made? The art of tsumami zaiku  or tsumami kanzashi, in which a person carefully folds and glues tiny squares of cloth into elegant designs dates back to the … Continue reading

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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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Job Opening: Japanese art history, University of California at Los Angeles

Institution: University of California at Los Angeles Location: California, United States Position: Assistant Professor The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of Japan, to start July 1, 2018. We … 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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