Tag Archives: Japanese art

Fun Link Friday: Japanese “tips”

Travelers to Japan are often surprised to discover that tipping at restaurants is not expected. So what is left behind after our meals at a restaurant? Starting in 2012, Yuki Tatsumi began to think about this question. Working as a … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Curator, Japanese Art & Culture

Curator, Japanese Art & Culture Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, ON, CANADA Seeking dynamic Curator of Japanese Art & Culture to curate exhibitions; build and develop new interpretations and directions for 10,000-work collection; engage donors, collectors, global partners, community stakeholders. Produce … Continue reading

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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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