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'Soetsu Yanagi and Old Tamba'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 3, 2019

'Soetsu Yanagi and Old Tamba'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 10-Nov. 24 With a history of more than 800 years of making pottery, Tamba in Hyogo Prefecture is recognized as one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. One of the first to promote and extol the simplistic beauty of Tamba-ware was the art ...

'Kawabata Yasunari & Collection'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 3, 2019

'Kawabata Yasunari & Collection'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 14-Nov. 4 Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972) is best-known as the first Japanese novelist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1968). He was also a philosopher and avid art collector who amassed an impressive range of important works. Kawabata's acquisitions ranged from Japanese masterpieces by Urakami ...

Turning Japanese: Sumo champ Hakuho gets citizenship

Sumo Sep 3, 2019

Turning Japanese: Sumo champ Hakuho gets citizenship

Yokozuna Hakuho, a record 42-time sumo grand champion, has acquired Japanese citizenship after relinquishing his Mongolian nationality, an official government publication showed Tuesday. Although Japanese nationality is not required to compete in sumo, citizenship is necessary if a wrestler wishes to progress to become a ...

Osaka knocked out of U.S. Open in fourth round

Tennis Sep 3, 2019

Osaka knocked out of U.S. Open in fourth round

Defending champion Naomi Osaka's hopes for a third Grand Slam singles title were dashed Monday after she was knocked out of the U.S. Open by Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. Top seed and world No. 1 Osaka suffered a 7-5, 6-4 loss at the hands of ...