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Back Issue -1 July 2011-
Symbols of Immortality: The Phoenix and the Lion
Lucy Birmingham
The lion and the mythical phoenix are auspicious symbols that have been embedded in Japanese culture for centuries. But the lion is not indigenous to Japan, and the phoenix is an otherworldly creature. So how on earth did they come to Japan? more...
The Making of Tokyo Sky Tree, at Miraikan
Susan Rogers Chikuba
If you live in Japan and your family includes a school-age child, this behind-the-scenes look at the design, engineering, and construction of Tokyo Sky Tree offers plenty of interesting angles for all grades and learning styles -- especially now as conversations turn to the annual dilemma of what to investigate for those summer-vacation research assignments. more...
Nuclear Holocaust through a Child's Eyes: "Barefoot Gen" at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Alan Gleason
Most visitors to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are prepared to run its seemingly endless gauntlet of gut-wrenching photographs and paraphernalia chronicling the world's first atomic bombing and its aftermath. Few are likely to anticipate viewing the same events through the medium of manga, but that is just what they can do at the current exhibition in the basement gallery. more...
Recent Articles
FOCUS
Symbols of Immortality: The Phoenix and the Lion
Lucy Birmingham
1 Jul 2011
FOCUS
The Making of Tokyo Sky Tree, at Miraikan
Susan Rogers Chikuba
1 Jul 2011
HERE/THERE
Nuclear Holocaust through a Child's Eyes: "Barefoot Gen" at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Alan Gleason
1 Jul 2011
PICKS
The Five Hundred Arhats
1 Jul 2011
FOCUS
NOART at the Taka Ishii Gallery
Roger McDonald
1 Jun 2011
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Masatsune Matsumura: The Best Japanese Architect You've Never Heard Of
Nicolai Kruger
1 Jun 2011
HERE/THERE
Ainu Tales in Tapestries: Shizue Ukaji at the Philia Museum
Alan Gleason
1 Jun 2011
PICKS
Shigeru Aoki: Myth, Sea and Love
1 Jun 2011
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