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This Sunday February 23: Paint The Town Lime With An Art Workshop and Fine Wine

You’ll create your individual painting with a partner. Perfect for date/ friend/ family night. If you wish to fly solo also doable.Come make a new friend or bring one. A…

Statue of a Korean Girl Causes Meltdown at Aichi Triennale

by Kaori Shoji It’s 35 degrees Celsius in Nagoya City and the mercury is expected to rise even further. Maybe the recent incident at the Aichi Triennale has something to…

Abstract Art, Coffee And Art Photography In Osaka: The Slaby Sisters Exhibition Until July 9th

The Slaby Sisters: Johnna Slaby (painter) and Reylia Slaby (photographer) are pleased to present their first joint exhibition at the Intercontinental Hotel Osaka until July 31.. The exhibition features five pieces…

Make Up Your Mind…by October 30th. aMaz(e)ing art by Ian Anderson

The opening reception party for the show "Make Up Your Mind" was held on October 21st, featuring a living painting performance with guest artist, dominatrix and fashion designer Lehysl. Using…

Book Review: “Why the Japanese Are Beautiful” (日本人はなぜ美しいのか) by Kaori Shoji

Still, Masuno's book is hugely inspiring, if only because it makes us realize the seeds of beauty are within. All we have to do is become aware of it, and…

Prince Genji’s Pole Dances & Romances: Japanese Literature Sways to LIfe

Thus the stage is set for a mystical Nutcracker meets Noh plus comedy, improvisational dance, strip-tease, burlesque and the finest aerial arts and acrobatics. Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji…

Bamiyan, The Destroyed Buddha Images & Meditations on Art

You see, the Japanese are sometimes called the world's great antiquarians. And they can trace their own tradition of Buddhist sculpture back to Bamiyan. So they --like many people-- find…