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Back Issue -2 May 2014-
Dreamcatcher: Koji Fukiya and the Hearts of Young Girls
Alice Gordenker

The period after World War I was a time of great change in Japan, not least for young women, who were suddenly afforded new freedoms and increased opportunities for education and employment. A host of magazines with titles like Shojo Gaho ("Girls' Illustrated") and Shojo Kurabu ("Girls' Club") arose to cater to modern young ladies who aspired to Western fashions and lifestyles. more...

Sculpture Haven: The Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum
Michael Pronko
Close by the campus of Hitotsubashi University in Kodaira, an unassuming suburb of western Tokyo, lies an intriguing museum dedicated to one of Japan's masters of wood sculpture, Denchu Hirakushi. The museum houses a fine collection of his works in a fireproof exhibition annex, as well as the nicely preserved Japanese-style home and garden where he lived in the final years of his life. more...
Real Restoration: The Kawasaki District of Ise
Alan Gleason

Ise is justly renowned for the ancient shrine by the same name, sanctuary of the sun goddess Amaterasu. Less frequented by tourists are the neighborhoods that historically provided logistical support to the throngs of visitors to the shrine, particularly during the Edo period (1603-1867), when a pilgrimage to Ise was one of the few excuses for out-of-town travel permitted to commoners by the draconian Tokugawa Shogunate. more...

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Dreamcatcher: Koji Fukiya and the Hearts of Young Girls
Alice Gordenker
2 May 2014
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Sculpture Haven: The Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum
Michael Pronko
2 May 2014
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Real Restoration: The Kawasaki District of Ise
Alan Gleason
2 May 2014
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A Retrospective on Shimooka Renjo: 100 Years After His Death
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The Art of Healing, at the National Museum of Nature and Science
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A Modern Marriage: Kameki and Nobuko Tsuchiura at Tatemono-en
Nicolai Kruger
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Samurai Surrealism: Tetsuya Noguchi at the Nerima Art Museum
Alan Gleason
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