Tag Archives: traditional arts

Resource: The Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection

The recent launch of the The Barbara Curtis Adachi Collection provides a wonderful resource for those interested in traditional Japanese performance arts. The collection was given to Columbia University in 1991 by Barbara Curtis Adachi, a long-time bunraku theater enthusiast who … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Traditional Indigo Dyeing

A quickie Fun Link Friday today for those of you slogging your way back from the holidays! Great Big Story recently posted a video on traditional indigo dyeing in Japanese culture. Did you know that indigo is fire-retardant? Or even … 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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Workshop: Noh Training Project 2017 (Tokyo)

The Kita School of Noh and Theatre Nohgaku are pleased to announce the Noh Training Project Tokyo 2017–an intensive three-week workshop focusing on the performance elements of Japanese classical noh theatre. The workshop will include five hours daily of instruction … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Hypnotic gifs of Japanese joinery

Studying artisans, I’m a little biased in just how cool I find today’s Fun Link Friday, but a friend passed this link along and I couldn’t resist. de zeen recently posted a series of simple yet stunning gifs of Japanese joinery … Continue reading

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Program: Study noh, kyogen, and buyo in Kyoto

The intensive summer program in Kyoto, Traditional Theatre Training (T.T.T.) 2015, invites applications to its 31st annual program. Orientation on 24 July (Fri) will be followed by daily, intensive training 25 July (Sat) to August 11 (Tue). A professionally costumed recital will be held on the Oe Noh Stage on 12 August (Wed). … Continue reading

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Performance: Kiyotsune at the Kongo Noh Theatre in Kyoto

The INI – International Noh Institute is pleased to invite you to the Taikai Gala Recital on 29 June 2013 at the Kongo Noh Theatre in Kyoto. The event will feature the Noh Kiyotsune, in which Diego Pellecchia will make his debut as shite main actor in a full production. … Continue reading

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