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Creative KyotoFor 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.
ROBERT YELLIN GALLERY
Real Kyoto covers the arts scene in Kyoto and Kansai with information on current events and criticism.
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 […]Continue Reading →
On April 23, 2015 By johneinarsen
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.Continue Reading →
On March 23, 2015 By johneinarsen
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.Continue Reading →
“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.”Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →