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Congratulations are in order for Mount Fuji, which was adopted on June 24 of this year as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Japan, thousands of people celebrated by trying to be among those witnessing the first raiko, or sunrise, since the...
  What do Japanese accent marks and opportunistic online pornographers have to do with each other, and with the Art Institute of Chicago's rich collection of pre-20th-century Asian art? While raucous behavior (including at least one eye-...
If you looked at just the bottom of this garment, you might guess it was from 19th-century France, whereas the top wouldn't look out of place on any contemporary sidewalk. And the contrasts don't end there; this trench-dress hybrid's...
As I have already admitted, the Ando Gallery is my favorite gallery in the museum. So it was thrilling to see the transformation it's undergoing in anticipation of Material Translations: Japanese Fashion from the School of the Art...
Active from 1790 until his death in 1849, Katsushika Hokusai was a renowned Japanese painter and printmaker in his day, perhaps most famous in the West for The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Lesser known is Hokusai’s series of prints One...