The Nippon Club, miniatures, Edo-style, Edo period, Japan, NYC, exhibition, craftsmanship, Sukeroku, KUMON Institution of Education, Yoshitoku, Yuko Matsuyama

Miniature Edo-Style Toys from Japan on Display at The Nippon Club 🗓 🗺

Miniature Edo-Style Toys from Japan Thursday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 25 Opening reception: Thursday, June 28 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club – 145 West 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), 7th Floor Admission: Free The Nippon Club presents Miniature Edo-Style Toys from Japan, an exhibition that showcases some of the finest examples of crafts from … Continue reading Miniature Edo-Style Toys from Japan on Display at The Nippon Club 🗓 🗺

Diving into Ukiyo-e with Rakugo Storyteller Katsura Sunshine

The Wave (here, in miniature, a refrigerator magnet purchased at Narita Airport, Japan) is a well-known example of Japanese woodblock prints known as Ukiyo-e. On the walls of art museums worldwide, as well as refrigerators and dormitories, what was created as amusement for the common people in Japan during the Edo Era is appreciated as fine art today. Rakugo, a humorous style of storytelling, was … Continue reading Diving into Ukiyo-e with Rakugo Storyteller Katsura Sunshine