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image image Uncovering the "Living Skills" of Kanazawa Machiya: An Exhibition of Craftsman Techniques at LIXIL Gallery
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James Lambiasi
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As one of the thriving urban centers in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1867), the castle town of Kanazawa saw prolific growth of the urban townhouse structures called machiya. Kanazawa was spared the fires and disasters that have eradicated these structures from most Japanese cities, so thankfully the machiya built there by generations of craftsmen still exist today. more...

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image image Poetry in Motion at 21_21 Design Sight
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Susan Rogers Chikuba
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Filmmaker Seiichi Hishikawa has a reputation for soft-mannered, open-ended commercial works that are low on glitz and high on cross-generational appeal. His playful, craft-oriented spirit drives the Motion Science exhibition now showing at 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo through September 27. more...

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image image Japanese Art Loses a Unique Western Venue: The Clark Center Shuts Its Doors
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Alan Gleason
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It sat in the middle of the flattest, hottest part of California's Central Valley, surrounded by endless rows of almond trees. One is tempted to say "in the middle of nowhere" but that would be an insult to the good citizens of Hanford, the nearest town. This is, after all, where one native son, Willard Clark, single-handedly amassed one of the largest privately owned collections of Japanese art anywhere outside Japan -- and built a museum to house it. more...

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FOCUS
Uncovering the "Living Skills" of Kanazawa Machiya: An Exhibition of Craftsman Techniques at LIXIL Gallery
James Lambiasi
3 August 2015
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Poetry in Motion at 21_21 Design Sight
Susan Rogers Chikuba
3 August 2015
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Japanese Art Loses a Unique Western Venue: The Clark Center Shuts Its Doors
Alan Gleason
3 August 2015
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