'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 ...

From Mikimoto's pearls to ones of publicity wisdom

Dec 23, 2013

From Mikimoto's pearls to ones of publicity wisdom

Having invented a method for creating cultured pearls in 1893, Meiji Era entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto set about selling them to the world. Apparently not one for understatement, he once announced he hoped to “adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls.” ...