Tag Archives: Japanese art

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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Book Announcement: Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, and Culture

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture Patricia J. Graham What exactly is the singular attraction of Japanese design? And why does Japanese style speak so clearly to so many people all over the world? The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Moku Hanga

The exhibit Moku Hanga: The Art of Japanese Woodblock Printing may have ended in August, but you can check out images and a great discussion of the woodblock-print pattern books on Hyperallergic. The items are displayed in just two glass … Continue reading

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Funding: Ukiyo-e Research Grant

Ota Memorial Museum of Art opens competition for one or two grant(s) up to 1 million yen for research on ukiyo-e. Deadline: October 31, 2014. http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20josei-E.html <Purpose and Objects of Grant> Ukiyo-e developed independently of the existing Japanese art styles during the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Literature and Art after Fukushima

Gebhardt, Lisette; Masami, Yuki (eds.) (2014): Literature and Art after Fukushima. Four Approaches. (German Studies on Japanese Literature and Culture Vol. 7). Berlin: EB-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-86893-118-1 http://www.ebv-berlin.de/Band-7-Literature-and-Art-after-Fukushima This English language volume “Literature and Art after ‘Fukushima’” has been edited by … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Hell-bent on Heaven in Tateyama mandara: Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain

Hell-bent on Heaven in Tateyama mandara: Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain by Caroline Hirasawa The book is a highly interdisciplinary examination of the Tateyama cult and its material culture, and will be of interest to art historians … Continue reading

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Book Announcements: Japanese Visual Culture

Rosina Buckland (National Museum of Scotland) and John Szostak (University of Hawaii at Manoa) would would like to announce publication of their books on modern Japanese painting, also part of Brill’s “Japanese Visual Culture” series. Rosina Buckland, *Painting Nature for … Continue reading

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