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Star Wars-themed folding screen displayed at Kyoto temple

Sep 13, 2017

Star Wars-themed folding screen displayed at Kyoto temple

A folding screen painted in ink featuring main characters of the Star Wars movie was unveiled Tuesday at Byodoin, a Buddhist temple on UNESCO's World Heritage list in Kyoto Prefecture, ahead of the release of the latest episode in December. The movie's famous robot characters ...

Modern lacquer recalls past splendor

Sep 13, 2017

Modern lacquer recalls past splendor

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Celebrated domestically and internationally for tea ceremony caddies in lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlay, as well as rather more substantial fittings such as kimono display hangers, artisan Tatsuaki Kuroda (1904-82) has finally been honored with the first Kyoto retrospective exhibition of his work. The exhibition focuses ...

Kotoshogiku outmuscles Harumafuji

/ Sep 13, 2017

Kotoshogiku outmuscles Harumafuji

Harumafuji's plea for a timeout went unanswered at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. As a result, top-ranked maegashira Kotoshogiku beat him in the most unexpected fashion. Harumafuji (2-1), the only yokozuna competing in the tournament, never put up a fight on the third ...

Icho relishes coaching opportunity in Iran

Sep 13, 2017

Icho relishes coaching opportunity in Iran

Four-time Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kaori Icho has coached about 70 women on a short-term assignment to Iran to develop wrestling instructors. On Monday, Icho talked about the difficulty and excitement of coaching in a country where women's wrestling does not receive the same level ...