'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, ...

The Edo samurai knew how to look sharp

Art Jun 30, 2015

The Edo samurai knew how to look sharp

by Yoko Haruhara

'The World of Edo Dandyism: From Swords to Inro" at the Nezu Museum is a splendid collection of Edo Period (1603-1868) swords and sword accessories that includes blades, scabbards and metal fittings, as well as decorative sets of inrō (pill boxes) and netsuke (carved ...

Netsuke

Books / Reviews Sep 20, 2014

Netsuke

by Madeline Barbush

The British Museum's Noriko Tsuchiya compiles an intricate selection of netsuke, a prized Edo Period (1603-1867) art form of miniature sculptures. Her book contains 100 photographs, paired with color illustrations to contrast composition and artistic expression. Netsuke, by Noriko ...