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Akutai Festival

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Dec 14, 2017

Akutai Festival

by Yuki Yamauchi

Chants of "wasshoi" and "soiya" are often heard at Japanese festivals, but at the annual Akutai Festival they're replaced with cuss words. Akutai translates as "abusive language" in English and according to lore, the festival in Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture, began during the middle of the ...

'Kuriki Tatsusuke: Retrospective'

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Aug 18, 2015

'Kuriki Tatsusuke: Retrospective'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Aug. 28-Sept. 27 Described by critics as modern and intelligent, the work of Tatsusuke Kuriki (1943-2013) focuses on the form of ceramics in relation to their decorative potential and the restrictions of clay as a material. Unlike traditional pottery that often highlights imperfection as aesthetically beautiful, ...