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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Real Kyoto covers the arts scene in Kyoto and Kansai with information on current events and criticism.
 

 
 

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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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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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In Praise of Clay

On April 21, 2012 By

CERAMIC ARTS
BY JONATHAN DEHART
Kyoto ceramic connoisseur Robert Yellin muses on the ties that bind art, life and environment

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Kawamura Junko on Noh

On November 26, 2011 By

THEATER
BY HARADA YURI

“The actor is not moving, but the pose is full of pent-up energy. Think of a spinning top…”

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Shakuhachi Meditations

On November 1, 2011 By

MUSIC
BY PRESTON HOUSER

Two beautiful recordings by a local shakuhachi musician…

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Nature and Imagination

On October 7, 2011 By

CERAMIC ARTS
BY DEIDRE MAY

Sudo Hisao’s latest sculpture, not yet dry, stands in his ceramic studio: a giant acorn, bursting with life, erotic tip pointing upwards…

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Nishio Haruo: Thatcher

On October 3, 2011 By

BUILDING ARTS
BY MARTIN PIDDINGTON

North of Kyoto city lie the satellite communities that make up the country town or cho known as Miyama — famed for its thatched houses, and home to thatcher Nishio Haruo…

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Kimono Aloha Fashion

On October 3, 2011 By

FASHION
INTERVIEW BY JENNY HALL

Facing the kimono industry’s rapid decline, Kameda Kazuaki, president of the Kameda Tomisen factory and fashion store Pagong, searched for an alternative way to use and market beautiful silk kimono fabrics

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Goblin

On October 2, 2011 By

FILM
BY SUSAN PAVLOSKA

Tengu is the story of David, an American who travels to Japan to meet a renowned scholar of Japanese folklore. The mysterious Dr. Ozawa never appears, but his tiny female assistant picks David up and installs him at a spooky Taisho-period inn…

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