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Porcelain shards serve as stark reminder of war

Life | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 30, 2020

Porcelain shards serve as stark reminder of war

Pieces of Old Imari porcelain serve as reminders of the tragedy of war and reviving them symbolizes the hope for world peace. A person assembles fragments to restore a broken Old Imari porcelain work. | ROIP JAPAN A number of the Old Imari porcelain works, which ...

Refinement, artistry of swords

Life | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 23, 2020

Refinement, artistry of swords

Samurai culture can be said to represent the epitome of Japan in its combination of strength and beauty. Left: Blade with so-shu forging pattern and dragon; Right: sharkskin scabbard with red lacquer One of the most well-known symbols of the samurai is the katana sword, a ...

New hotel brings piece of Hawaii to Yokohama

Life | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 1, 2020

New hotel brings piece of Hawaii to Yokohama

A bit of Hawaii has come to Japan with the opening of The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama on Sept. 23 in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai 21 district. The hotel is a branch of The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Oahu, Hawaii, which was established in ...

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