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Pictures of Youth: The Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts' "Young Portfolio"
Alice Gordenker

Since its founding in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1995, the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA) has sought to contribute to society by purchasing the work of promising young photographers. Through an annual call for entries, open to anyone 35 or younger and judged by some of Japan's top photographers, the museum has assembled an impressive "Young Portfolio" of more than 5,000 photographs from around the world. more...

More Amazing than Amusing: Asakusa's Amuse Museum
Michael Pronko
Keep moving past the gift shops, traditional stores, and waves of tourists in Asakusa, and enter an upscale craft store just outside the entrance to the Sensoji temple grounds. Walk to the back and you will find a small ticket counter and a staircase that leads up to one of Tokyo's most unique museums, the Amuse Museum. Inside is a place where you can do two things usually restricted at such institutions: touch everything and take all the photographs you want. more...
At Play in the Forests of Tabito: Art Meeting 2014
Alan Gleason

The disasters, both man-made and natural, of March 2011 initially seemed to plunge many Japanese artists into a state of paralysis, but within months one could witness an outpouring of creative endeavor that continues to this day. Meanwhile, some communities in northeastern Japan that were affected by those catastrophes have turned to art as a way of bringing people together, not to mention attracting visitors and media attention to these tourism-starved regions. more...

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Pictures of Youth: The Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts' "Young Portfolio"
Alice Gordenker
1 August 2014
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More Amazing than Amusing: Asakusa's Amuse Museum
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At Play in the Forests of Tabito: Art Meeting 2014
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A Grab-Bag of Installations: The Hakone Open-Air Museum "Meets Art"
Alan Gleason
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Nostalgia and Fantasy: Imagination and Its Origins in Contemporary Art
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