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Edan Corkill

Edan Corkill is a staff writer and the chief of the Arts, Entertainment and Features Division. He graduated from Sydney University with a degree in Japanese Studies and has lived in Japan since 1997.

For Edan Corkill's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Flower power blooms at Tokyo Big Sight

Apr 10, 2014

Flower power blooms at Tokyo Big Sight

Who would have thought flowers needed their own industry fair? Growers, florists, ikebana schools and floral supplies makers, that’s who. A group of them are getting together this weekend at Tokyo Big Sight for Flower Dream 2014, a two-day event designed to showcase all ...

All-genre focus is the key to Art Fair Tokyo's success

Mar 6, 2014

All-genre focus is the key to Art Fair Tokyo's success

It is difficult to criticize Art Fair Tokyo, the commercial art fair that celebrates its ninth edition at Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho this weekend. Truth be told, it’s a wonder that the event has reached nine editions at all, what with the inherent ...

'Henry Black: On Stage in Meiji Japan'

Jan 18, 2014

"Henry Black: On Stage in Meiji Japan"

Former journalist Ian McArthur’s study of Henry Black, a Briton who became a professional rakugo-ka (storyteller) in Meiji Era (1868-1912) Japan, is a reminder that many colorful characters from that turbulent time — especially foreigners — remain little known to contemporary readers. “Henry Black: ...

'Art and Poetry: Waka Inspired Masterpieces'

Jan 8, 2014

'Art and Poetry: Waka Inspired Masterpieces'

A picture is worth a thousand words. But, it seems, some settle for just 31 syllables. Or something like that. In this new exhibition, the Nezu Museum brings together works of art and craft that have been inspired by waka, the traditional Japanese form ...