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'Fascinating Japanese  Woodcut Prints'

Feb 26, 2014

'Fascinating Japanese Woodcut Prints'

by Mai Hasabe

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Yokohama Museum of Art is holding an exhibition of around 220 works selected from its 1,600-strong collection of ukiyo-e (woodcut prints) Chosen to illustrate the art form’s history from the Edo Period (1603-1867) to present day, the exhibition ...

'Playmaking'

Feb 26, 2014

'Playmaking'

by Mai Hasabe

For children, going to a museum to look at art can seem boring, which is why “Playmaking” takes an interactive approach to attract a young audience. Created by four artists known for the element of fun in their works, all the installations here have ...

'Flying Expressions from  the New Collection'

Feb 19, 2014

'Flying Expressions from the New Collection'

by Hanna Lange

This exhibition focuses on the different forms of artistic expression of Maki Yamashita (1890-1973), Ryonosuke Shimomura (1923-1998) and Jun Tsukawaki (1952-), whose works were acquired by the Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, in 2012. Yamashita is known for his “re-coating” technique for his ...

'Tokutechikai Buddhism Art'

Jan 8, 2014

'Tokutechikai Buddhism Art'

by Marie Omata

Pure Land Buddhism, which began in India around the 2nd century B.C., offered a path to salvation for those who found difficulties with the more rigorous forms of Buddhist practice. It later spread to China and, by the 6th century, to Japan, where it ...