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The Osakan artists who bucked the system

Art Jun 11, 2019

The Osakan artists who bucked the system

by Matthew Larking

Osakan paintings have conventionally emphasized regional traits of humor, boisterousness and fun. "Do You Know Osaka Painting Circles" at the Shokado Garden Art Museum, however, reminds viewers of its farther flung painting traditions.

'Ikat Textiles From the World'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 11, 2019

'Ikat Textiles From the World'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 14-Sept. 10 Across the world, ikat, resist-dyeing yarn before it is woven into a fabric, is one of the most practiced techniques of patterning textiles. There are three ways to produce ikat: warp ikat — dyeing lengthwise yarn; weft ikat — dyeing transverse yarn; ...

Rugby World Cup trophy arrives in Japan for three-month tour

Rugby Jun 11, 2019

Rugby World Cup trophy arrives in Japan for three-month tour

The trophy for this year's Rugby World Cup arrived in Japan on Monday ahead of a three-month tour around the country. The Webb Ellis Cup landed at Narita airport after traveling more than 300,000 km around the globe on the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour. It ...