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Exhibition Notice—Takashi Shinohara
Takashi Shinohara Exhibition—New pieces of Suzu Ware from the Noto Peninsular 5th Floor Gallery, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo Open from 10:30-19:30 Wednesday 21st June to Tuesday 27th June 珠洲焼 篠原敬展 6/21 (水)~ 27 (火) 日本橋三越本店 本館 5 階  Nihonbash...

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Exhibition Notice—Funa Asobi Gallery
Funa Asobi Gallery —Porcelain by Kenji Nishida http://f-asobi.com/tenpo.html (in Japanese) Friday 23rd June to Sunday 2nd July—Kenji will be at the venue on Friday 23rd June Kenji gained vast experience at a wheel producing the body for pieces of porcelain ...

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For a Monk
A Nest of Bowls S adly Japan’s resurrection from the ashes of war was in fact spurred on by further conflict beyond its shores.  First came the Korean War when Tokyo became a Rest and Recreation venue for troops.   The Ryukyu Islands as a whole remained und...

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Exhibition Notice—Funa Asobi Gallery
Funa Asobi Gallery —Cut Glass by Toshiyasu Nakamura http://f-asobi.com/tenpo.html Friday 2nd June to Sunday 11th June 2017 After leaving the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art located on the northwestern coast of Japan, Toshiyasu further honed his skills in...

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A Box of Trays
Pure Design—Wajima Kirimoto Woodcraft The craft scene in Japan is multi-faceted.  There are heroic examples of studio craft.  There are folk crafts.  There are fine traditional crafts representing repeated and well tried formulas to create very beautiful pi...

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A Japanese Garden?
Unintentional but beautiful The western seaboard of the Noto Peninsula facing the Japan Sea is rugged.  The weather too can be rough and stormy.  In complete contrast, the eastern coastline of the peninsula faces water that resembles a lake.  This is especi...

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2017 Funa Asobi Spring Show
Funa Asobi Gallery Spring Show Saturday 29th April to Sunday 7th May Tastefully displayed in a traditional Japanese building, this show is a chance to experience craftwork so quintessentially Japanese in spirit and form. Ceramics, woodwork, textiles, small ...

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2017 April, Exhibition Notice, Haruko Yamashita
An Exhibition of Work by Haruko Yamashita “The Power of Sculpture— Artist’s Thoughts on Public Art” Gallery A and B, Shiinoki Cultural Centre, Kanazawa http://www.shiinoki-geihinkan.jp/about/english.html Friday 14th April to Sunday 23rd April 2017 Haruko Ya...

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2017 April, Exhibition Notice—Takashi Shinohara
Exhibition of Work by Noto Potter Takashi Shinohara Kintetsu Department Store, Abeno Harukas Tennoji, Osaka 11th Floor Art Gallery http://abenoharukas.d-kintetsu.co.jp/special/foreign/index.html Wednesday 12th April to Tuesday 18th April 2017 10 am to 8 pm....

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The Challenge
The shore near Wajima is rugged and the sea looks clean.  But is it? The Challenge—Ocean Rescue Mankind's current ignoble attitude toward the oceans, our scandalous waste of resources and poor efforts to recycle materials properly may well be our downfall. ...
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