Shinzo Fukuhara: Shiseido's patron of beauty

Art Nov 28, 2018

Shinzo Fukuhara: Shiseido's patron of beauty

by John L. Tran

As an artist, Shinzo Fukuhara may not be a household name, but his production of a photography magazine, founding of the Shiseido Gallery and writings on aesthetics were seminal to the development of art photography in Japan.

Diplomat spouse's top shot captures Japan in full bloom

National Oct 16, 2018

Diplomat spouse's top shot captures Japan in full bloom

by Aika Sato

An extreme close-up shot capturing a delicate sakura cherry blossom clothed in white floating on a tranquil surface of water won the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize in this year's version of the Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes annual photo competition. Without gaudy hue embellishing the bloom, ...