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Sonic sculpture (ice, pebbles on bamboo and metal) Any other examples?

The ice melts, releasing the pebbles onto the sculpture. YOUTUBE Anyone know more about this genre of what I call sonic sculpture? [more inside]
posted by surplus on Jan 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Contemporary art and performing arts in Japan

Contemporary art and performing arts in Japan? I will be living in Tokyo for about 4 months soon. I plan on checking out the arts and performing arts (theater, dance) contemporary/emerging/experimental/however-you-want-to-call-it scene. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kitsuloukos on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Traditional Print and Paper Visit in Japan?

I am a printmaker, but I have also been trained in bookbinding and papermaking, including some Japanese papermaking. We are going to Japan in late March/early April, and I would love to visit a printmaking/papermaking studio. [more inside]
posted by emilyclaire on Jan 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me find a dirty movie.

Help me find a dirty movie. (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by djstig on May 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Jumpsuits and Solenoids?

Totally failing at finding a series of videos of a Japanese man in a jumpsuit and hardhat who has invented several musical instruments based on solenioids. Anybody know what I'm talking about and/or where to find them?
posted by TheCoug on Feb 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Where can i purchase older Japanese currency?

Looking for an older note of great artistic quality... [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata on Jul 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Who marks up their art on purpose?

Is there an Asian practice of placing dots in the corner of paintings to show imperfection / humility? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on May 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Instruction for proper Japanese bowing technique

A humorous visual guide to proper Japanese bowing technique. Does anyone have a link? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Feb 10, 2010 - 6 answers

The Wedding of Princess Ka'iulani

Has anyone heard of a mural painting called "The Wedding of Princess Ka'iulani" commissioned on his return home by a Japanese businessman who visited Hawaii and was moved by her short life? [more inside]
posted by LadyOscar on Nov 13, 2009 - 0 answers

Funky origami advice?

Hi all, I have recently become obsessed with origami, and I love the funkier side of the craft. Bright colors, geometric patterns, modular pieces. I have the basic folds down, but now I want to make and learn about really cool stuff. Do any of you have suggestions about the most interesting origami papers, websites, discussion groups, patterns, etc.? Or any other origami advice?
posted by tnygard on Feb 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Identify this Japanese magazine

What Japanese art magazine is this? [more inside]
posted by pengale on Feb 16, 2009 - 5 answers

The Westering Sun

Where can I find (in a book or online) an image of Okada Saburosuke's painting "The Westering Sun"? I haven't been able to locate so much as a reference to it since seeing it in the Tokyo National Museum. Is there a more common English rendering of the title?
posted by Cucurbit on Jun 14, 2008 - 4 answers

How can an American get money to travel to Japan?

How can I, an American, get money to travel to Japan? - Ideally I'd like to go through arts & humanities grants, cultural exchange programs, or visiting artist/musician programs, but other forms of travel funding assistance would be great too. Bonus mefi: how can an American musician (electronic, pop, club) find venues, promoters, DJ's, clubnights, etc, that can lead to a performance while visiting Japan/Tokyo.? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Jan 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Lost in the past of the web?

Seeking the website of a Japanese photographer. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Oct 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Bringing Japanese Artist's Work to U.S.: Galleries, Commissions and Tax/Custom Issues?

My father-in-law is an artist in Japan who has had pretty decent success selling traditional and non-traditional woodcarvings. (His work can be found here) Now he'd like to show his work in the US. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by rklawler on Jan 2, 2005 - 7 answers

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