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Appreciating Innocence: The art of Akio Takamori

Take a peak into the artist Akio Takamori's new art show "The Beginning of Everything" at the James Harris Gallery.

Fantasy meets tragedy in Mr.’s Japanese Neo-Pop Art

Now at Seattle Asian Art Museum

Roger Shimomura Fights Back in ‘An American Knockoff’

This time, it’s personal. For four decades, Roger Shimomura has made art that exposed and examined the stereotypes and prejudices he’s lived with as a Japanese American. “An American Knockoff: Paintings,” his current show...

A Wise and Witty Worldview

Photo caption: Patti Warashina’s “Passage Through Venetian Light,” 2012. Low-fire clay, underglaze, glaze, mixed media 122 1/4 x 60 x 60 in. Collection of the artist. Photo credit: Rob Vinnedge. Patti Warashina’s world is an...

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Photo caption: Junya Watanabe, Autumn/Winter 2000 Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute. Photo credit: Takashi Hatakeyama. A dress that folds into a book. A dress that unfolds into a perfect rectangle. A dress that collapses...

MODERN TWIST: A New Spin on An Ancient Material

Bamboo is ubiquitous in Asia, where it is used for everything from food to building construction. The ultimate sustainable material, this fast-growing grass is industrially processed into textile fibers and flooring, kitchenware and furniture. Perhaps its most ancient use...

The Romance of Indian Painting

India is one of the world’s oldest cultures and the Ramayana is one of its most important works of literature, as culturally significant in Asia as the Odyssey is to western civilization. It is...