Tag Archives: craft

Fun Link Friday: Videos of Japan’s Traditional Artisans

Maybe it’s because of my research, maybe because I love art, or maybe because making things with your hands is so dang cool, but I am totally obsessed with a YouTube playlist recently highlighted by Open Culture on production processes … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: All About Netsuke

For the kogei- and fashion lovers, Collectors Weekly interviewed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) director Christine Drosse back in 2011 about netsuke. The link includes links to LACMA’s online collections of Edo- and Meiji Period netsuke as well as to the International … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Katsuyo Aoki’s Porcelain Skulls

Ceramic artist Katsuyo Aoki’s Predictive Dream, a series of porcelain skulls, was featured on Tofugu recently. I was pleased to see the article since I got to see and translate about some of Predictive Dream as well as her installation piece … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: “TEDxSeeds – Toshio Ohi – Live performance of Japanese traditional art ‘OHI YAKI'”

Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, is famous for its kôgei (工芸), which can be translated as “traditional craft.” With the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, leading the way with the new exhibition Art Crafting Towards the Future (工芸未来派), it’s an … Continue reading

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Resource: The Art of Japan: Kanazawa

The Art of Japan: Kanazawa is an English-language web magazine dedicated to the art and culture of Kanazawa. Kanazawa, the prefectural capital of Ishikawa, is the jewel in the crown of the Hokuriku region, which is home to a thriving … Continue reading

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