Tag Archives: Japanese art

Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-Enerator

In case you need some more things to do on the internet instead of thinking about what you should be doing, the Ota Memorial Museum of Art collaborated earlier this year to create a “Make Your Own Ukiyo-e” page. Just pick … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Masterful kiri-e designs by Masayo Fukuda

In past Fun Link Fridays we’ve featured some cool paper artistry, from pop-up designs and intricate cranes to moving paper sculptures. Today’s feature is next-level kiri-e (paper cutting) by Masayo Fukuda, who has over 25 years of experience making cut-outs that … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Newspaper Sculptures by Atsushi Adachi

The holidays are upon us, so it’s a quick Fun Link Friday this week! This article by Spoon & Tamago caught my eye a couple weeks ago– a report about an upcoming exhibit by artist Atsushi Adachi, who plays with the theme … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-e project and modern prints

We’ve covered modern takes on and uses of ukiyo-e prints from early modern Japan a handful of times for our Fun Link Fridays here at Shinpai Deshou. The latest way in which ukiyo-e can be seen persisting in the cultural imaginary is … Continue reading

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Funding: Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project. The Fellowships are … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Mapping Ukiyo-e

For those who are interested in the intersection of history, art, and technology, a computer science undergrad (@Cascadesssss on Twitter) has produced an OpenStreetMap plotting nearly 300 ukiyo-e prints according to the locations they represent across Japan’s archipelago. The map … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Moving Paper Designs

Whether inventive takes on origami and paper art in general, our Fun Link Fridays have seen a lot of cool designs! This week we have another oldie but goodie: the work of Nakamura Haruki, who brings movement to his paper … Continue reading

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Funding: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project. The Fellowships are available to academics who have received a PhD in any area of Japanese culture. Preference … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Travel and Landscape in Japanese Literature, Art, and Culture

Travel is Life, Travel is Home: Representing Travel and Landscape in Japanese Literature, Art, and Culture April 4-6, 2019 University of Iowa, Iowa City IA Deadline for proposals: December 10, 2018 Keynote: Meredith McKinney, visiting fellow at the Japan Center, Australian … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Rice paddy art of Inakadate 2018

Every year when I remember that Inakadate in Aomori prefecture has new rice paddy art for us to enjoy, I get excited all over again! Each summer they pick new themes and create dramatic, beautiful images from variations of white, … Continue reading

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