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'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 ...

'Ichihashi Orie Exhibition 2001-2013'

Dec 11, 2013

'Ichihashi Orie Exhibition 2001-2013'

by Jordan Sievers

Ichihashi Orie is a young photographer who has recently gained significant recognition for her print media and advertising campaigns for major companies such as McDonald’s, Kirin and Uniqlo. She has a distinct style that utilizes light in a way that exposes fine details, yet ...

'The Snowman Fantasy World'

Dec 11, 2013

'The Snowman Fantasy World'

by Jordan Sievers

This exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the animated version of Raymond Briggs’ popular children’s book “The Snowman.” Originally written in 1978, the picture book was adapted for the screen by Dianne Jackson in 1982, and it has since captivated audiences worldwide. The story ...