'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 ...