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Dressing up the fabric of time in Kobe

Art Dec 8, 2015

Dressing up the fabric of time in Kobe

A dazzling show of 100 detailed replicas of historical women's garments, "Kimono: From the Kofun to the Edo Period" at the Kobe Fashion Museum takes us back in time in two ways. The first way is obvious. The time span of the costumes on display, ...

Kyoto's Rinpa school is moving in many ways

Art Nov 3, 2015

Kyoto's Rinpa school is moving in many ways

At this moment, the Kyoto National Museum is showcasing some extraordinarily breathtaking work. Three sets of "Wind God" and "Thunder God" screens by three major Rinpa (also known as Rimpa) artists are being displayed together in the same location for the first time in ...