Art Classes in Kumamoto

Mar 26, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Whether you want to try your hand at some traditional handicrafts , ceramic painting or fancy learning the art of Japanese calligraphy, there is a variety of arts and crafts...[ Click to read more ]

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Getting Arty – What’s on in Nagoya’s Galleries

Mar 25, 2024 By Bert Wishart

Art lovers in Nagoya have been a little disappointed in recent years. Firstly, the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts closed down in 2018, and now the Nagoya City museum is...[ Click to read more ]

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Art Classes in Hiroshima

Feb 28, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Have the beautiful Hiroshima landscapes inspired you to want to take up art, or perhaps you want to try your hand at some traditional Japanese crafts? You can find an...[ Click to read more ]

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All About Higo Zogan

Oct 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

A local craft you’ll only see in Kumamoto is Higo Zogan. It involves engraving an iron base with a design and inlaying with gold, silver, or both. Designs are often...[ Click to read more ]

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Five Japanese Authors You Should Read

Jun 13, 2019 By Bert Wishart

From the stories of twelfth century court life in the world's oldest novel, Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji, to the epic tales of Nobel-Laureate-in-waiting Hideo Furukawa, Japan has a rich...[ Click to read more ]

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An Art Museum for the Digital Age: Mori Building Digital Art Museum

Aug 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

When most people think of art and Japan in the same vein, images on the order of Hokusai’s Great Wave of Kanagawa spring to mind. You could tour the traditional...[ Click to read more ]

Ukiyo-e, The Japanese Art of Woodblock Painting

May 30, 2017 By Bert Wishart

When one thinks of Japanese artwork, there is a good chance that the picture above, or one very much like it, is the one that springs to mind. There is...[ Click to read more ]

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Art Exhibitions to See in Nagoya – May 2017

Apr 25, 2017 By Bert Wishart

[caption id="attachment_32433" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Night Snow, by Utagawa Hirose[/caption] While not usually considered a cultural heartland of art, like Tokyo, there are actually plenty of great exhibitions to see in the...[ Click to read more ]

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TeamLab Event in Hiroshima for the Young and the Young at Heart

Jul 25, 2016 By Jade Brischke

Summer vacation can be a difficult time for parents, especially when their children utter that dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” Never fear! This summer there is plenty to do in Hiroshima...[ Click to read more ]