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Azabu Art Walk and Kogado Incense Shop

It all began years ago, when I was invited by a friend to attended an opening reception for an exhibition of the famed American potter Warren MacKenzie at Gallery Shun in Hiroo, downtown Tokyo. Owned by the eccentric artist Yoshiyaki … Continue reading

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Nihon Mingeikan-75th Anniversary show

It seems fitting that my first post be about the Nihon Mingeikan- the Japan Folks Museum. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Tokyo, the museum is a testament to the vision of its founder, 19th century philosopher Soetsu Yanagi. … Continue reading

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