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Fun Link Friday: Photographs of Japan from 1908

I love early photographs of Japan, as one can probably tell from many of our previous Fun Link Fridays. Here’s some shots from 1908, from the Library of Congress’ collection by Arnold Genthe (1869-1942). As My Modern Met describes: These rare … Continue reading

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Resource: The Great Kantō Earthquake Archive

This week’s resource is a digital archive, the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s collection on the Great Kantō Earthquake 関東大震災写真集 of 1923. One of the most destructive natural disasters in Japan’s recorded history, the Kantō earthquake caused devastating damage throughout … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Rare photo of Hachikō found

People the world around know the story of Hachikō, the faithful Akita dog taken in by Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, in 1925. Hachikō greeted his owner at the end of each day at Shibuya … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Photos of Meiji Japan

Recently grape posted an article featuring thirty photos from the Meiji period taken by photographer Kozaburo Tamamura (1856-1923) that were auctioned off in Britian in 2013. Ranging from wooden bridges and young women in their daily lives to shopping streets and wintery … Continue reading

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Funding: Journey to Japan 2015, Crossway Foundation [SA, UAE, Kuwait, UK]

Via Art Radar This is an open call for talented young artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers to win the creative journey of a lifetime to Japan in November 2015. The competition is open to nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: East or West: A Walking Journey Along Shikoku’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Alexandra Huddleston East or West: A Walking Journey Along Shikoku’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage The book is available through The Kyoudai Press and The Photo Eye Bookstore. Description: East or West: A Walking Journey Along Shikoku’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage is an abridged … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Photographic Manipulation in Asia

Composite Realities: the Art of Photographic Manipulation in Asia Special issue of the TAP Review, guest edited by Claire Roberts (University of Adelaide, Australia) and Yi Gu  (University of Toronto, Canada) Manipulation – of light, time and process – is … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Wagashi Designs from Nature

Japan’s wagashi (和菓子) are gorgeous gems of anko, mochi, and sugar. Get a look at how nature translates into sweets on Spoon & Tamago‘s review of Nakamura Hajime’s wagashi and nature photos from his website and book Wagashi. 

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Fun Link Friday: Kanazawa in Spring

This Friday, brush up on your floral vocabulary with this tour of Kanazawa’s early-spring flowers over on かなざわ風便り. There’s dogtooth violet (片栗の花), camellias (椿), and more. Plus a stunning cityscape! Happy spring (and warm wishes for spring to come to colder … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Biei’s Blue Pond

This wintry scene is brought to you by Spoon & Tamago, who featured some of Kent Shiraishi’s photos of the blue pond in Biei (美瑛), Hokkaido. The water contains a high degree of aluminum hydroxide, which is why it appears … Continue reading

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