Creative Kyoto

For more than a thousand years, Japan's imperial capital Heian-kyo (also known as Miyako) was the arbiter of Japanese culture, an aesthetic matrix stimulating the evolution and flowering of the finest and subtlest arts. Now known as Kyoto, this city is revered for its "Living National Treasure" artisans with lineages of up to 15 or more generations of mastery, and equally noted for ongoing excellence and innovation in contemporary arts.  

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Creative Kyoto

On November 14, 2011 By

Creative Kyoto For more than a thousand years, Japan’s imperial capital Heian-kyo (also known as Miyako) was the arbiter of Japanese culture, an aesthetic matrix stimulating the evolution and flowering of the finest and subtlest arts. Now known as Kyoto, this city is revered for its “Living National Treasure” artisans with lineages of up to […]

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Short Shorts

On December 10, 2015 By

WRITERS IN KYOTO PRESENTS THE FIRST
ANNUAL KYOTO WRITING COMPETITION

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APRIL 18-MAY10: Fourteen exhibitions on the theme of “TRIBE,” spread across Kyoto in brilliantly-coordinated venues ranging from a sub-temple of the city’s first Zen monastery to traditional inner-city machiya to a temporary Shigeru Ban cardboard-columned pavilion in front of City Hall to “anti-fashionista” Rei Kawakubo’s local Comme Des Garcons concept store.

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Our theme will be “Tribe,” but not in an ethnic sense—it’s more in the sense of a community that shares the same sense of values.

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Nakagawa Shuji: Oke Maker

On September 2, 2014 By

“Grandfather at work was beautiful to watch.” Shuji remembers, “And the products he created were also splendid and of high-quality. The ideal of the Japanese woodcraft artisan is that at the final sweep of the plane, the separate elements become a single object. My grandfather was making oke that way.”

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Joel Stewart’s TONE POEMS

On December 13, 2013 By

TONE POEMS

The sheer variety of images ranges between the hyper-realistic and the abstract: a gleaming white-and-blue ceramic sake ewer that could almost be plucked from the panel, a quiver of glowing vertical lines reminiscent of Star Trek’s transporter in mid-operation.

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Migrating Genius

On September 7, 2013 By

INTERVIEW
BY STEWART WACHS

“There’s so much to learn from birds. When I was a child they were my first absorbing fascination in life.”

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BY YUKO ABE

Take the first step in ridding the world of nuclear weapons, and visit this great photo exhibit taking place in Kyoto Shokoku-ji Jotenkaku Museum from the 6th of August to the 8th of September, 2013.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DIEGO PELLECCHIA BY TOYOSHIMA MIZUHO AND HANA MURRELL

“I’m hoping to transmit the ethics of Noh. Respect for the space and discipline, work ethics, orderliness, cleanliness. “

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The Art of Tanahashi Toshio

On January 16, 2013 By

CUISINE
Shojin-ryori master TANAHASHI TOSHIO

The pleasure of shojin is to find freedom within limitation of using only vegetables.

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