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Quote of the Week – Hirayama on Hiroshima

June 11th, 2008 · 14 Comments · Quote of the Week

Words of Ikuo Hirayama, 81 year old survivor of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima: “I believe that art can overcome hardships. I believe that flowers can blossom from anguish and inhumanity.” Referring to the peace flame, pictured above, that will remain lit until the world no longer has nuclear weapons, Hirayama said: "I saw the […]

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Japan News and Notes – 12/21/07

December 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Japan News and Notes – 12/21/07 · Art and Culture, Japan News and Notes

This has been a busy week for me but I did come across some interesting items that I wanted to share. An article fro the Japan Times noted an exhibition that I will not be able to see in person titled Culture Filters. The artist, Osorio Zapata created the fabulous work to the right and […]

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Furoshiki – It’s a wrap!

December 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on Furoshiki – It’s a wrap! · Art and Culture

I am a big fan of arts & crafts in general and I have a special admiration for the Japanese approach of making an art form out of things that they use in daily life. The furoshiki is a great example – it is basically a square of fabric that can range in size from […]

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