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Back Issue -1 November 2013-
A Few of His Favorite Things: Folk Art that Inspired the Modern Designs of Sori Yanagi
Susan Rogers Chikuba
The ubiquitous Butterfly Stool, the stackable Elephant Stool. Lighting, bridges, station benches, bus stop shelters, cult-status kitchen goods and flatware and even Olympic flame holders -- the prolific output of industrial designer Sori Yanagi (1915-2011) over his six-decade career is such that you have no doubt seen, if you don't already own or covet, works by his hand. more...
Meditating on Meditation: Komazawa University's Museum of Zen Culture and History
Michael Pronko
Many college campuses house old buildings, but few if any have a Zen Museum. At the very center of Komazawa University's campus in Setagaya, Tokyo sits a stolid gem of a building that is home to the fascinating Museum of Zen Culture and History. Komazawa University was a seminary for monks of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism for three centuries from 1592 until it became a modern university in 1882. more...
Inujima
Alan Gleason
What do Yukio Mishima and a late-Meiji-era copper refinery have in common? I sure don't know either, but artist Yukinori Yanagi has attempted to establish what seems like a rather tenuous connection between the two in his massive installation on the little island of Inujima, just off the Setouchi coast of the Seto Inland Sea in Okayama Prefecture. more...
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A Few of His Favorite Things: Folk Art that Inspired the Modern Designs of Sori Yanagi
Susan Rogers Chikuba
1 Nov 2013
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Meditating on Meditation: Komazawa University's Museum of Zen Culture and History
Michael Pronko
1 Nov 2013
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Inujima
Alan Gleason
1 Nov 2013
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Koganecho Bazaar 2013
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Lucy Birmingham
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Layers Preserved: The Intermediatheque at JP Tower
Nicolai Kruger
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Art at 1,000 Meters: The Madarao Kogen Art Festival
Alan Gleason
1 Oct 2013
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WAR/ART 1940-1950: Sequences and Transformations of Modernism
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