All posts tagged "art"

  • UK based Japanese artist puts heart to art

    Kazuhito Takadoi may not be a household name in Japan but art aficionados in Europe pay a high price for his brand of art. Takadoi studied Garden Art and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University in the U.K....

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Art has no limits

    When Takayuki Fukuzawa launched a series of eyebrow raising T-shirt designs called “Moso Mapping Akai Bra T-shirt” or 3D red bra T-shirts via mail order, it was sold out in three days. Takayuki Fukuzawa who works at...

    • Posted November 1, 2014
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  • Art Matters

    eaching art in Japan was an unimaginable possibility for someone coming through the Los Angeles public schools in the 1960s and ‘70s.  At least I would not have imagined it for myself.  After all, I had no...

    • Posted March 8, 2014
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  • Jeremiah D. Welsh Talks Art

    The natural world is an ostensibly simple one. Its beauty, however, is deeply rooted in its complexity. This is the concept that fascinates artist Jeremiah Welsh. A new Tokyo resident, the Connecticut native encapsulates his unique outlook...

    • Posted May 4, 2013
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  • Hold on to your dragons

    Divya Cherian, artist and founder of Bite the Rainbow International Art and Design, is all fired up for the Year of the Dragon, 2012.

    • Posted January 30, 2012
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  • The heart of art

    For many, there is nothing more cherished than memories.  As such, whether they consist of pictures from a recent family trip or from one’s own childhood, photo albums are some of the most valued items in many...

    • Posted September 28, 2010
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  • The porcelain painter meets the culinary master chef

    Fueled by her passion for tableware, ceramics, and jewelry design as a child,  Fleur d’Huytesa pursued her studies at Sevre, a renowned French porcelain manufacturer where she received her first tutelage in the art.  Fleur had always...

    • Posted September 28, 2010
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  • 100% Hip City

    We all know Tokyo is hip but Tokyo Designer’s Week kicks off at the end of October to make sure we don’t forget. Now in its 23rd year, the event is a mecca for designers from around...

    • Posted November 4, 2008
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  • Art feast

    Japan’s contemporary art world is coming of age. The nation’s youth are updating the scene, injecting the culture with their own 21st century visions and styles. Consider it the latest renaissance. From the distinctive art of anime...

    • Posted November 4, 2008
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  • Soul moving: Toriizaka art

    TF talks to Karen Thomas the owner of Toriizaka Art, an innovative salon gallery that shares its premises with her family’s Roppongi home.  Karen first moved to Tokyo in 1992 with her husband Jack and their two...

    • Posted November 4, 2008
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  • Sister Act

    It is said that music is the universal language, transcending cultural boundaries. Three American girls in Japan are living proof of that theory. Kyla (16 years old), Brenna (13 years old), and Shana (9 years old) Ryan...

    • Posted October 1, 2008
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  • Battle Royale!

    Photo © Elena Derevstova Every August Harajuku is taken over for a weekend by thousands of people dressed head to toe in colourful costumes, music blares out from enormous speakers and giant flags sway through the crowds...

    • Posted August 5, 2008
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  • Amor flamenco, amor de Tokyo

    The passion of the dance

    • Posted June 1, 2008
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