Crafts and coral of an embattled coast

Travel Feb 11, 2017

Crafts and coral of an embattled coast

by Stephen Mansfield

A little north of the massive Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, a slew of scattered residential settlements and visitor sites are pincered between the Torii Station Army Base and an ammunition storage facility situated in Yomitan, a region of the southern mainland, where a ...

'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 7, 2016

'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

by Megan Green

June 14-July 31 The French term "toile de jouy" translates as the "cloth from Jouy-en-Josas," a chintz-producing town in the south-west suburbs of Paris, and it refers to a specific style of textile that was used for both clothing and furnishings. These monochromatic printed textiles ...

'Marimekko: Design, Fabric, Lifestyle'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Apr 12, 2016

'Marimekko: Design, Fabric, Lifestyle'

by Megan Green

April 23-July 11 Founded in 1951, the popular Finnish textile and clothing company Marimekko is well known for its bold colors and organic, vibrant designs, in particular its "Unikko" poppy print by Maija Isola. This exhibition, which first ran at The Museum of Art, Kochi, ...