When art met craft in Meiji Era Japan

Art Apr 3, 2018

When art met craft in Meiji Era Japan

by Matthew Larking

The focus of "The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Period: Making and Designing Meiji Arts and Crafts" at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, concerns the relationship between nihonga (Japanese-style) painters of Kyoto and craft production during a time when craft and design ...

'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Aug 30, 2016

'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'

by Mark Jarnes

Sept. 7-Oct. 30 This upcoming exhibition celebrating Japan's Meiji Era (1868-1912) aims to live up to its name by setting out to amaze even the most erudite of art and culture fans. More than 100 works of traditional crafts from Meiji Japan — including netsuke, lacquerware, ...

Images of 1896 Sanriku quake found

National / History Mar 26, 2014

Images of 1896 Sanriku quake found

by Kiyoshi Numata

More than 10 glass-plate negatives of photos taken by an amateur photographer showing damage inflicted on a town in Iwate Prefecture by a devastating earthquake and tsunami 118 years ago were discovered recently, with experts describing them as important for both disaster studies and ...

Travel May 5, 2001

Aichi's Meiji Mura: Remnants of the Meiji Era

by Michael Mcdonagh

Japan takes enormous pride in its culture but has a poor record on its preservation. This is particularly true of the Meiji Era (1868-1912), perhaps the most dynamic period in the country's history, when Japan emerged from more than 200 years of self-imposed isolation ...