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Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: The art of loss brings lesser-known islands to life
Honjima, Takamijima, Awashima and Ibukijima open for the fall season of Setouchi Triennale 2022.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Oct 22, 2022
Peter Liedberg: ‘It’s rare for businesses in Japan to even know about sign painting’
A Swedish graphic designer and sign painter finds that if you have a genuine interest in what you're doing, then it's less painful trying to become better at it.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Oct 21, 2022
Designart Tokyo 2022 envisions a more sustainable future
Through Oct. 30, Tokyo abounds with functional and fantastical designs.
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CULTURE / Art
Oct 8, 2022
Halvor Skiftun Digernes finds a new life's calling crafted from clay
The former mixologist and Tokyo cafe co-founder is combining his creative interests with a new passion — ceramic arts.
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CULTURE / Art
Sep 21, 2022
Japanese folk art opens a door to Black American identity
American artist Theaster Gates introduces 'Afro-mingei,' an aesthetic that combines Black identity and Japanese craft art, to the Aichi Triennale.
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BUSINESS / Women at Work
Sep 20, 2022
Working with a belief that art has the power to change the world
First as curator and now as director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Mami Kataoka has aimed to shape a society that respects individuals by using contemporary art as her medium.
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CULTURE / Art
Aug 20, 2022
Memento mori: Photography in the face of the inevitable
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum examines how we face our own mortality in the new exhibition “TOP Collection: The Illumination of Life by Death.”
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jul 23, 2022
Colorful design gets its moment in the sun
The summer heat got you down? Perk up with these vivid designs and materials inspired by the season.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jun 18, 2022
Sitting pretty at the world’s largest furniture and interior design fair
Looking to spruce up your home? Italy's Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone exhibitions are chock-full of inspiring designs.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 15, 2022
Net-zero Picasso: Museums rethink art shows to cut climate impact
While there is little museums can do to reduce the carbon footprint made by the air travel of tourists, they can cut back on the flights a Warhol or Picasso makes.
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CULTURE / Art
Jun 2, 2022
Kazuto Ishimaru and the Salon de Suigeikan: A strange world of masks, leather and drunken giant whales
Artists Masamichi and Kazuto Ichimaru are a father-and-son duo who run one of the strangest museums in Kanagawa Prefecture.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
May 22, 2022
A fabricated future: Awards highlight pioneers of material design
Fantastic, futuristic materials may one day become the building blocks of a sustainable present.
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CULTURE / Art
May 10, 2022
Andy Warhol 'Marilyn' sells for $195 million, most ever for U.S. artist
The painting, 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,' was created by Warhol in 1964. It, along with the 35 other lots in the sale, was consigned by the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation in Zurich.
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WORLD
Apr 27, 2022
Online army deploys to save Ukraine's art and heritage
Historians, librarians and IT specialists from around the world have joined forces since the invasion began to form an online army to back up everything from websites to libraries.
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CULTURE / Art
Apr 15, 2022
Echigo-Tsumari and Setouchi triennials: Building communities in a time of upheaval
Two contemporary triennials taking place in Japan this year are finding longevity by collaborating with local residents and embracing site-specific art.
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JAPAN
Apr 11, 2022
Former Japanese princess Mako Komuro finds new role at New York's Met
Sources say that Komuro is not on staff, which suggests that she is working there on a volunteer basis.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Apr 10, 2022
Sean Lotman and Ariko Inaoka: 'Everything has meaning: trees, stones, water, stars. God is in there.’
A photographer couple in Kyoto discusses why they prefer analog film and how they're helping their son discover his creativity.
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WORLD
Mar 11, 2022
As sanctions hit more visible Russian assets, tax-haven free ports prepare for scrutiny
A series of scandals involving stolen art, and even looted antiquities from the war in Syria, that turned up in Geneva's free port has dented these warehouses' reputations.
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CULTURE / Art
Feb 25, 2022
Teshikaga Extreme Cold Art Festival: ‘A place created by gods and artists’
The annual event, which takes place in Japan's coldest onsen town, finds inspiration in the dramatic natural beauty of Hokkaido winters.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Feb 1, 2022
A photographer to the stars takes up in Tokyo
There are billions of unique individuals in the world. Matthew Jordan Smith says if you want to stand out as a photographer, you need to fine-tune your vision.

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