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'Shimura Fukumi'

Feb 2, 2016

'Shimura Fukumi'

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Feb. 2-March 21 Living National Treasure Fukumi Shimura is a master of senshoku dyeing and weaving, who brings kimono to life with colorful designs using only natural dyes derived from plants. In 2014 she was awarded the 30th Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy ...

'Ishuretsuo: The Image of Ezo'

Dec 8, 2015

'Ishuretsuo: The Image of Ezo'

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Dec. 15-Feb. 7 Hakyo Kakizaki’s 1790 series of paintings “Ishuretsuzo,” which portrays the influential figures of Hokkaido’s Ainu people, was praised by the Emperor and feudal lords of its time and has since been copied and replicated many times. Usually housed at Museum of ...

Dec 1, 2015

'Giorgio Morandi: Infinite Variations'

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Dec. 8-Feb. 14 The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art asks how Giorgio Morandi’s paintings of simple bottles can be so heartwarming. The still-life painter Morandi (1890-1964) favored everyday objects as subjects, often depicting the same item repeatedly in an exploration of how composition can ...