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Sep 17, 2017

Sculptor Shintaro Okamoto cracks the ice in New York

As New York City's bar owners and mixologists strive for the perfect drinking experience, Shintaro Okamoto encourages them to consider an often-overlooked detail — the quality of the ice. Okamoto, 43, founded his namesake ice studio in 2003 while still in graduate school for fine ...

'The Grand Izumo Exhibition'

/ Aug 2, 2012

"The Grand Izumo Exhibition"

The Kyoto National Museum is commemorating the 1,300th anniversary of the Kojiki, the oldest chronicle in Japan, as well as next year's grand installation ceremony of Shimane Prefecture's Izumo Taisha, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. Myths from Izumo Province were recorded in ...

The infamous queen of style

/ Jul 20, 2012

The infamous queen of style

For fashion fans who harbor a love of vintage looks, "La Vie de Marie Antoinette" should prove an inspiration. Arranged in sections to reflect different aspects of her short but significant life, this exhibition charts the rise and fall of the infamous 18th-century Queen ...

'Studio Mumbai: Praxis'

/ Jul 12, 2012

"Studio Mumbai: Praxis"

This exhibition brings together the work of a wide range of Indian architects and craftsmen, all resident artisans of Studio Mumbai, headed by Bijoy Jain, one of India's top architects. Studio Mumbai is known for architecture that uses both traditional crafts as well as modern ...

Boat races to mark festival

/ Jun 15, 2012

Boat races to mark festival

While Okinawa is known for waves and boats yearround, these summery things never draw more attention than they do on the day of the Hare Festival. A number of small events will be held across the area, acting as prayers for a bountiful ocean harvest ...