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Hanaya Kanbei: A Photographer and His Age

Nov 19, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 651-0073

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Hanaya Kanbei was a photographer active in Ashiya City, Hyogo prefecture from the pre-war era. Born in Osaka in 1903, he later bought a photography supply shop and co-founded the amateur Ashiya Camera Club in 1930. He and his fellow club members experimented with design techniques already occurring in the

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Dec 8, 2016 - Feb 5, 2017
Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nakagyo-ku, Karasuma-Oike
Kyoto, Kyoto 604-0846 Japan

Kyoto International Manga Museum The renowned girls manga magazine Ribon was first issued by the Shueisha publishing company in 1955. Over the years, a number of famous shojo (literally, ‘young woman’) manga artists have gotten their start by appearing in Ribon, such as Arina Tanemura, Ai Yazawa, and Wataru Yoshizumi. Each issue of the magazine,

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The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl: Transmitting a Secret Art across Generations of the Raku Family

Dec 17, 2016 - Feb 12, 2017
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Okazaki Enshoji-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Kyoto, 606-8344

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto In 16th-century Kyoto, Japanese tea master Sen no Rikyu asked Chojiro, a potter, to make tea bowls for use in sacred wabi-style tea ceremonies. The original techniques used to create these chawan tea bowls gave rise to a unique genre of traditional pottery now known as Raku ware.

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A Journey to the Land of Immortals – Treasures of Ancient Greece

Dec 23, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017
Kobe City Museum, 24 Kyōmachi, Chūō-ku
Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken Japan

Kobe City Museum The aesthetic refinement of Ancient Greek art has mesmerized audiences from cultures around the world since the era of its creation. Centering on themes of polytheism and the intricate relationship between gods and mortals, the style depicted in Ancient Greek works has stood out against other historical art forms for its glorified

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