Damage to Kumamoto Castle walls linked to 1889 Meiji temblor

Nov 6, 2016

Damage to Kumamoto Castle walls linked to 1889 Meiji temblor

Nearly 80 percent of the walls at Kumamoto Castle destroyed by Kyushu’s earthquakes in April had also been damaged by a strong 1889 earthquake that struck during the Meiji Era, the Kumamoto Municipal Government said. “The technology used to repair the stone walls of ...

'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'

Aug 30, 2016

'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'

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Sept. 7-Oct. 30 This upcoming exhibition celebrating Japan’s Meiji Era (1868-1912) aims to live up to its name by setting out to amaze even the most erudite of art and culture fans. More than 100 works of traditional crafts from Meiji Japan — including ...

Low City, High City

| Sep 13, 2014

Low City, High City

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Best known for his translations of “The Tale of Genji” and the fiction of Yasunari Kawabata, for which the author won a Nobel Prize, Edward G. Seidensticker was also an accomplished essayist and historian. Low City, High City, by Edward G. Seidensticker.KNOPF, Nonfiction. The ...

Images of 1896 Sanriku quake found

Mar 26, 2014

Images of 1896 Sanriku quake found

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More than 10 glass-plate negatives of photos taken by an amateur photographer showing damage inflicted on a town in Iwate Prefecture by a devastating earthquake and tsunami 118 years ago were discovered recently, with experts describing them as important for both disaster studies and ...