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Back Issue -1 August 2013-
Contemporary Ceramics in Japan: Kikuchi Biennale V at Musée Tomo
Susan Rogers Chikuba
Lovers of contemporary ceramics will not want to miss the fifth competitive biennale exhibition now showing through September 1 at Musée Tomo in Toranomon. The four dozen works on display, by potters aged 27 to 74 and hailing from all but six of Japan's 47 prefectures as well as Korea, present an exciting range of both veteran and up-and-coming talent. more...
Powerful Aesthetics: The Japanese Sword Museum
Michael Pronko
Inside the meticulous display cases of the Japanese Sword Museum, swords appear less as arms than as art. Located in the back streets one stop west of Shinjuku Station, the museum offers four different exhibits a year of one of Japan's most precious and impressive cultural art forms -- the sword. more...
Three Mystics at Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection
Alan Gleason
Just across the street from the Tokyo City Air Terminal in Hakozaki sits an attractively facaded but otherwise unassuming building that currently houses some of the most sublime contemporary art to be found in the city this summer. more...
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Contemporary Ceramics in Japan: Kikuchi Biennale V at Musée Tomo
Susan Rogers Chikuba
1 Aug 2013
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Powerful Aesthetics: The Japanese Sword Museum
Michael Pronko
1 Aug 2013
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Three Mystics at Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection
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Getting Oriented at the Toyo Bunko Museum
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Taro Okamoto: The Shamanism
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