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The Great Picture Book of Everything; Hokusai’s Unpublished Illustrations | #CuratorsCorner S6 Ep8

Do you know how a bear catches its lunch? What the mythical Edo period equivalent of waiting at the bus stop looks like? Can you identify Hokusai’s favourite duck? Never fear, curator Alfred Haft is going to give you the … Continue reading

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Japanese Home Appliances Most Advanced Technology

These are latest Home Appliances and most advanced Technology in Japan. They are also my favorite Japanese gadgets for the home. I’ve been doing a lot of research these days, to see what are the best Japanese home appliances and … Continue reading

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Installation at Tokyo’s National Art Center Made From Brochures of Pandemic-Related Cancelled Events | Spoon & Tamago

photos courtesy yuri yagi and NACT The global pandemic has hit the pause button on life. Everything that brought us together—art shows and festivals to trade shows and symposiums—have all been cancelled. But memorializing these events and re-contextualizing them as … Continue reading

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A Japanese UFO? – The Utsuro-Bune Incident of 1803

oday, we examine a mysterious event in Japanese history where a strange object drifted to shore in 1803 near a fishing village. Some are convinced the event is clear evidence of an extraterrestrial visitation by aliens occurring in our not … Continue reading

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Performance in the streets of Takamatshu-Shi, Japan. Video by @riyo___ | Air la Grande Phrase


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Somewhere in Japan | Our Planet Daily

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‘Fantastic Landscapes’ Surveys the Vivid Use of Color in Hokusai and Hiroshige’s Woodblock Prints

Utagawa Hiroshige, “Yamashiro Province: The Togetsu Bridge in Mount Arashi (Yamashiro, Arashiyama Togetsukyo),” from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-Odd Provinces (Rokujuyoshu meisho zue), 1853 An exhibition opening this weekend at the Art Institute of Chicago plunges into the … Continue reading

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Download 1,000+ Japanese Woodblock Prints by Utagawa Hiroshige | My Modern Met

By Margherita Cole on July 10, 2021 “Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at Goten-yama,” c. 1840-42. (Photo: Public domain, via Minneapolis Institute of Art.)   You can view and download thousands of woodblock prints created by a master Japanese artist … Continue reading

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Giant Kitty Now Greets Commuters at Shinjuku Station | Spoon & Tamago

JULY 6, 2021 / JOHNNY If you’re coming out of Shinjuku station and see a giant kitty about to pounce on you like a mouse, don’t be alarmed. The anamorphic illusion is part of Cross Space, a new LED screen … Continue reading

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Micro Season 10 夏至 Geshi (Summer solstice) | Tokyo Pony

夏至 Geshi (Summer solstice) Summer solstice, the sun rises behind Mt Fuji and travels across the sky taking its longest path. This is the day with the most amount of daylight. Even though this marks the beginning of summer, now the … Continue reading

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