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Sep 18, 2021
Itchiku Tsujigana: From Shadow to Light
“Fabric of Light. Itchiku Tsujigahana”, here is the title of the book that caught my eye in the middle of a myriad of bookshelves. It was sitting right there, in a former bookshop of Namur. I went through my precious find quickly and slowly at the same time. That growing feeling of curiosity has been quickly replaced by awe and amazement. –
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Oct 30, 2020
Itchiku Kubota: The Symphony of Light
Itchiku Kubota is considered as one of the most original and representative Japanese textile artists, known and esteemed both in his country and abroad. The master of kimono devoted his entire life and art to a constant technical and conceptual research whose objective was to overcome the strict boundaries of the traditional Japanese. –
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May 7, 2020
Looking back, moving forward – reflecting on the Itchiku Kubota exhibition
Inarguably, this exhibition of masterwork by Japanese artist Itchiku Kubota was the most attended art exhibition in the gallery’s history, setting daily, weekly, monthly and overall exhibition attendance records. –
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Apr 15, 2020
How one Ottawa painter unpacks his Japanese heritage through art
It took Ottawa-based painter Norman Takeuchi most of his life to come to terms with his Japanese heritage. – It took Ottawa-based painter Norman Takeuchi most of his life to come to terms with his Japanese heritage.
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Feb 19, 2020
Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Ōboshi Park (Yamanashi)
Ōboshi Park is located northwest of Mont Fuji and is an excellent place from which to view not only Japan’s tallest peak but also the Yatsugatake Mountains, further northwest, with their stunning alpine landscapes. – Ōboshi Park is located northwest of Mont Fuji and is an excellent place from which to view not only Japan’s tallest peak but also the Yatsugatake Mountains, further northwest, with their stunning alpine landscapes.
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Oct 29, 2019
My Grande Prairie Now. International art exhibit making GP its only stop in western Canada
Grande Prairie will be the first Canadian city in more than 20 years to play host to an internationally renowned exhibit of Japanese kimono. Itchiku Kubota’s “What do the Mountain Spirits Ponder?” was last in this country in 1995 when it was on display at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa. – on May 15th, the Japan Foundation, London, organised a conference by Dr. Jacqueline M. Atkins on
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Sep 20, 2019
10 of the best art museums in Japan
Brilliant gardens and buildings, coupled with great art make these spectacular – and affordable – museums an absorbing visit. – Brilliant gardens and buildings, coupled with great art make these spectacular – and affordable – museums an absorbing visit.
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Sep 12, 2019
Cultural highlights of Japan: readers’ travel tips
Shrines, onsens and classical theatre vie with baseball and hip-hop as Japan’s kaleidoscopic array of culture delights our tipsters on their travels – Shrines, onsens and classical theatre vie with baseball and hip-hop as Japan’s kaleidoscopic array of culture delights our tipsters on their travels
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Jul 12, 2019
Masterpieces at the foot of the mountain: Kubota Itchiku’s Kimono Art in Yamanashi Prefecture
Near the shore of Lake Kawaguchi, overlooking Mount Fuji, are the creations of Kubota Itchiku, who re-created lost dyeing techniques to make unique kimono artworks. –
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Feb 12, 2019
Japanese kimono exhibit draws record crowds
There are only a couple days left to take in one of the most renowned exhibits to ever visit the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. Titled “What do the Mountain Spirits Ponder?”, the exhibition is a collection of delicate kimonos created by Japanese artist Itchiku Kubota. – on May 15th, the Japan Foundation, London, organised a conference by Dr. Jacqueline M. Atkins on
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Nov 24, 2018
Unique Japanese art exhibit now open at Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
A much-anticipated exhibit of textile art from Japan is now open at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. It is called What Do the Mountain Spirits Ponder? and is a set of four-dozen oversized kimonos. –
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Nov 8, 2018
Masterwork kimono unveiled for incoming art exhibit
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie offered a sneak peek of its upcoming Japanese art exhibit with the unveiling of textile artist Itchiku Kubota's masterwork kimono. When East Comes West: A Celebration of Japanese Culture took place Tuesday evening at Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie. – on May 15th, the Japan Foundation, London, organised a conference by Dr. Jacqueline M. Atkins on
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