"This site is a catalogue raisonné of the art of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. It contains over 5,000 images, counting multi-sheet compositions as single images. An undertaking such as this can never be considered complete...
" An archive of the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi
, a 19th century print maker from Japan. Some highlights include sumo wrestlers
, triptychs from Genji
, the Zodiac
, and Tanuki
having fun (slightly NSFW). [Via Pink Tentacle.
] [more inside]
The Japanese word kōgei
(also as kougei
) [工芸], basically translates as 'crafts', or even 'handicrafts'. In many places in the world, such products are generally considered as something lesser than 'arts'. In Japan however ... Please meet Mr. Lionel Dersot, Tokyo resident for 25+ years, who is ready to take you on a (bilingual) survey of some wonderful work in the field, both old and new, at his blog 'The Daily Kogei
' - Un petit détour bilingue dans l'artisanat japonais et bien plus, diffusé de Tokyo
If you are interested in Japanese culture and especially that jolly Japanese pop music, then you might enjoy this podcast radio program made in Sweden. Nine one-hour-sessions has been made so far and each one focuses on a special artist or theme, and includes (at times) interviews with the artists themselves. The show's in English.
The podcasts (ep. 7-9) in MP3 are available here
The radio programs (ep. 1-7) are also available here
for RealAudio Streaming.
Hiroshi Yamaguchi to Steve Ballmer: Suck My Tiny Yellow Balls
• Now that he's retired and, er, mellowed, the former Nintendo CEO has a lot to say about Japanese business culture, Western business culture, and the gaming industry.
The National Diet Library Gallery.
Japanese arts and history. 'The NDL Gallery features
electronic exhibitions of the NDL's unique collections
with easy-to-understand explanations. Under the
general title "Memories of Japan", an increasing
number of exhibitions of Japanese history and culture
will become available to the public.' Ex-libris
in the world.
Related :- The
Virtual Museum of Japanese Arts.
What's that up in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Warrior of Love Rainbowman!
from the 70's. Via Coudal