Transforming the splendor of Japanese art

Sep 25, 2014

Transforming the splendor of Japanese art

by Yoko Haruhara

Every culture treasures its arts, and art museums are at the forefront of art preservation, engaging curators and specialists to ensure works remain as faithful to the originals as possible. Japan, however, has a long cultural and philosophical tradition that runs counter to the ...

The collector who saw the fine print

Jun 13, 2013

The collector who saw the fine print

by Yoko Haruhara

The Nezu Museum is currently showing “Ceramics and Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Hagi Uragami Museum,” an exhibition of outstanding artworks collected over the years by the entrepreneur Toshiro Uragami, who donated them to the Hagi Uragami Museum in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1996. How did ...