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January 2015

Cover news: More World Auctions Records for the Asian Art World

Profile: The photographer Shirana Shahbazi, monogatari-e – narrative paintings at the Idemitsu in Tokyo. A look at the Japanese Collection in the Cincinnati Museum of Art. Profile of the Hagi potter Hamanaka Gesson. Hiroshige prints at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Japanese contemporary ceramics on show at the Harn Museum in Florida. The new Okada Museum in Hakone, Japan. The Museum of Ethnography has just reopened in Geneva, we look at their Asian collections.
The Forbidden City in Virginia. Japanese textiles in Paris and the 19th- century photographs of Siam and Angkor by the Scottish photographer John Thomson, currently on show in Bangkok. Indian art in Salem and the photographs of Marc Riboud in New York City. Japanse armour at the Crow Collection in Dallas, Japanese clocks, and Hiroshi Sugimoto photographs in London. Islamic Arts Diary.

Hamanaka Gesson
THE JAPANESE POTTER Hamanaka Gesson (b.1943, Kishiwada, Osaka), who is based in Hagi, western Honshu, is known as the ‘Master of Hagi pottery’. Hagi wares have a 500 year-old Korean-inspir...
Hiroshige’s Japan: Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road
IN THE CENTURY and a half that has passed since Utagawa Hiroshige’s death, his name has become synonymous with ukiyo-e print-making, to which he devoted his life. The Meiji Restoration of 1868 &...
Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection
THIS EXHIBITION, curated by Tomoko Nagakura, a curator and professor of Japanese art and currently a Research Fellow for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, could not have been possible without the ...
Monogatari-e: Illustrated Narrative Paintings
IT HAS BEEN 24 years since the Idemitsu Museum has presented an exhibition on a similar theme, and for this current show about 30 paintings in various formats have been chosen. 2014 was the commemorat...
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