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Back Issue -2 May 2011-
Imagination Is Funny: The Ukiyo-e of Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Christopher Stephens
Running through June 5 at the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, the Kuniyoshi: Spectacular Ukiyo-e Imagination exhibition provides one of the most extensive collections of work by the wondrous Edo Period artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi. more...
Kikuchi Biennale IV: Forty-Nine Tales of Form and Texture at Musée Tomo
Susan Rogers Chikuba
It's a wonder that Musée Tomo, which opened eight years ago in Tokyo's Toranomon district, remains such a secret gem among the city's many fine galleries. This preeminent venue for contemporary ceramics by Japanese artists occupies an historical hilltop location that exudes sense of place, more...
Shamanesses in Black and White: Yasuo Higa at the Izu Photo Museum
Alan Gleason
For the glimpses they offer of a living legacy of Japan's primeval past, Yasuo Higa's monochrome photographs of Okinawan women performing ancient shamanistic rituals in the 1970s and 80s are a revelation. Of course, these are not really Japanese rituals; they belong to an era when the Ryukyu Islands were their own sovereign kingdom. more...
Recent Articles
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Imagination Is Funny: The Ukiyo-e of Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Christopher Stephens
2 May 2011
FOCUS
Kikuchi Biennale IV: Forty-Nine Tales of Form and Texture at Musée Tomo
Susan Rogers Chikuba
2 May 2011
HERE/THERE
Shamanesses in Black and White: Yasuo Higa at the Izu Photo Museum
Alan Gleason
2 May 2011
PICKS
The Dawn of Japanese Photography: Shikoku district, Kyushu district & Okinawa prefecture
2 May 2011
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Artists Step Up: Art Charities for the Tohoku Disaster
Lucy Birmingham
1 Apr 2011
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Mono-Kuro: The Work of Takehiko Higuchi
Nicolai Kruger
1 Apr 2011
HERE/THERE
From Edo to Boston to Tokyo: The MFA's Ukiyo-e Trove at the Yamatane Museum
Alan Gleason
1 Apr 2011
PICKS
Shiro Kuramata and Ettore Sottsass
1 Apr 2011
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