Tag Archives: Japanese art

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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Job Opening: Japanese art and material culture, Leiden University

Institution: Leiden University, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) Location: Netherlands Position: Assistant Professor, University Lectureship in Japanese Art and Material Culture Leiden University invites applications for a University Lectureship in Japanese Art and Material Culture. Applicants have must … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Stakes of Exposure: Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art

The Stakes of Exposure Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art Author: Namiko Kunimoto How would artistic practice contribute to political change in post–World War II Japan? How could artists negotiate the imbalanced global dynamics of the art world and also … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: the Salt Sculptures of Motoi Yamamoto

Sorry for the lack of Fun Link Fridays, everyone! It was a busy holiday season and I hope you all enjoyed it. Today is a quickie fun link, something that I had saved and meant to put up around New … Continue reading

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