3-D printing throws ceramics into a spin

Jun 4, 2015

3-D printing throws ceramics into a spin

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Cutting-edge 3-D printing technology is changing the dynamics of Japanese ceramics as designers merge the traditional craft with a digital framework in pursuit of aesthetic refinement — and drastically reduce the time needed to create their artwork by ditching the potter’s wheel. Yuichi Yanai ...

Kanazawa City: the architecture of tea

Sep 6, 2014

Kanazawa City: the architecture of tea

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One of the first things you see as you exit Kanazawa Station is a giant brass sculpture of a teapot sunken drunkenly into a mound of grass or, depending on your interpretation, tilting to fill a cup of the refreshing green brew the city ...

Geki×Cine marks 10 years of screen-stage marriage

Apr 10, 2014

Geki×Cine marks 10 years of screen-stage marriage

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You wouldn’t know it to look at our poker faces, but deep down every Japanese is a drama queen. For more than a millennium, the Japanese have retained an incredible love — nay, obsession — for drama, and the more extravagantly cheesy the better. ...

Amphibious flood vehicle unveiled

Feb 20, 2014

Amphibious flood vehicle unveiled

Motorcycle chain manufacturer Daido Kogyo Co. said Wednesday it has developed a small electric vehicle that can move across the water in floods and other disaster situations. The company in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, aims to start selling the four-seat car, dubbed FOMM Concept One, ...

Kanazawa artists play with genres

Jun 13, 2013

Kanazawa artists play with genres

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It’s 11 p.m. and Kanazawa venue Puddle is packed. The space is a two-room, wood-furnished cafe/bar in the city’s Katamachi neighborhood. There’s a mediocre jam band playing later that night, but the DJ set by Yasuhiro Tsukamoto is what catches my attention. With little ...