Tag Archives: Japanese culture

Book Announcement: The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance.

The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance Edited by Bruce Baird, Rosemary Candelario The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance provides a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the global art form butoh. Originating in Japan in the 1960s, butoh was a major innovation … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Literature and Culture

Assistant Professor in Early and Classical Japanese Literature and Culture University of Colorado Boulder The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early and Classical Japanese … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Miniature Bonsai Sculptures

In the past we’ve featured some neat Friday features on bonsai, like magnetic tree bases for your favorite trees or bonsai in space, and this week there’s even more fun to be had! Forbes recently featured the Japanese artist Takanori Aiba, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Early Sound & Video Footage of Japan

This week is a quick Fun Link Friday, as I don’t have much info on the origins of these audiovisual materials. These videos have been making their rounds lately, and so far as I can tell people have taken them … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture

The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture Dumas, Raechel This book explores the monstrous-feminine in Japanese popular culture produced from the late years of the 1980s through to the new millennium. Raechel Dumas examines the role of female monsters in … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Food Waste Tableware

Anyone who has the pleasure of working with me knows I take food waste and garbage sorting Very Seriously. I found this Design Boom article on Japanese designer Kosuke Araki, who creates series of tableware and vessels using daily food waste with the intention to make … Continue reading

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Resource: Japanese Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

For those looking for more educational resources to use in the classroom, today we’ll briefly introduce a resource developed by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures with sponsorship from Hitachi: The Online Resource for Japanese Archaeology and … Continue reading

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