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MUSEUM MUSINGS

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JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Sep 28, 2002
Clock museum shows passage of time
For Edo Period Japan, knowing the precise time was more a status symbol than an everyday necessity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Sep 21, 2002
Traditional house preserves dream of pioneering writer
Surrounded by trees, the old house sits preserved in tranquility, exuding the beauty of traditional Japan and reviving the taste of the Edo Period two centuries ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Sep 14, 2002
Romantic-era painter's works bring old-fashioned district of Tokyo to life
For anyone who enjoys the sight of old-fashioned Japanese houses and the rich culture that flourished in the early 1900s, the Nezu residential district of central Tokyo is a wonderful place for a stroll.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Sep 7, 2002
Inax Gallery enables mundane items to assume new, artistic dimensions
Free your mind and take a look around. Inax Gallery reminds visitors that everything that exists in this world -- even something that would be unlikely to ordinarily attract attention -- has an interesting story to tell.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Aug 31, 2002
Blind 'superstar of the koto world' leaves trove of nature-inspired works
He may have struggled with blindness and financial hardships, but Michio Miyagi's legacy -- at Michio Miyagi Memorial Hall -- is the unmistakable sounds he produced on the koto, or Japanese harp.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Aug 24, 2002
Taro Okamoto museum throws open artist's inner sanctum
Even to those who are clueless when it comes to art and culture, the name Taro Okamoto will probably ring a bell. After all, the late avant-garde artist was responsible for the famous statement "Geijutsu wa bakuhatsu da!" ("Art is an explosion!")
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Aug 17, 2002
8,000 relics of Tibetan Buddhism might not all appeal to faint-hearted
The area around Tokyo's Meguro Fudoson Temple has traditionally been a site for the city's faithful.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Aug 10, 2002
Reformer Eiichi Shibusawa's ideals point way forward
With the country's economic problems continuing, and with people apparently at a loss over how to remedy the situation, Shibusawa Memorial Museum offers a hint to the path Japan should take by showcasing the starting point of its earlier era of modernization.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Aug 3, 2002
Artist's work brings copper plate color prints to life
An impression of stillness amid the wonder of color is a beautiful thing to behold.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Jul 20, 2002
Printing technology through the ages awaits
How have advances in printing technology contributed to our society as a means of communication?
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Jul 13, 2002
19th century face of Edo resurrected in Koto Ward commoners' ghetto
Devastated by the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and then flattened again by U.S. air raids during the war, little of the old face of Tokyo remains.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Jul 6, 2002
Everyone's a winner at Tokyo sports gallery
One of most heart-warming memories of the soccer World Cup will be the rival players exchanging their shirts after each game.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Jun 28, 2002
Who'd have thought that Shinagawa was once a coastal gateway town?
Take a trip back in time and sample a taste of the ebb and flow of life in premodern southern Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Jun 22, 2002
Sumida venue showcases accessories made from hawksbill turtle shells
Along the Sumida River in Tokyo's old "shitamachi" district, a small, no-frills museum with three generations of tradition behind it is waiting to be discovered.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Jun 15, 2002
Famed sculptor's mannequins wear evolution of Western haute fashion
The Sugino Costume Museum is ensconced among campus buildings in a quiet residential area in Tokyo's Meguro district frequented by college boys in the days before World War II who were curious to glimpse female dressmaking students in stylish Western clothes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Jun 8, 2002
Shibamata serves up postwar nostalgia as vagabond Tora-san comes home
Movie-lovers and people who cherish the memory of the good old early postwar days can indulge in nostalgia at the Tora-san Memorial Hall in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Jun 1, 2002
Venue lets budding, talented artists bring their works out of the closet
"Yomenanohana," or kalimeris "yomena," is a weed that flowers unnoticed in the fields, and for Kyoko Mita, it is the perfect name for a museum for unknown artists.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
May 25, 2002
Museum offers its visitors hands-on experience for drumming up a storm
On the fourth floor of a small building near the Sumida River in old-town Tokyo, people are making a racket in Megumi Ochi's museum.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
May 18, 2002
Pieces at Tokyo furniture museum all miniature history lessons: curator
A piece of furniture speaks volumes about history, lifestyles and people's sense of beauty, according to Masashi Saito, curator of the Furniture Museum in Tokyo's Harumi district.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
May 4, 2002
Shibuya museum links tobacco, salt past and present in curious harmony
To the uninitiated, the combination of tobacco and salt in a museum is a curious one.

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