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2016.09.10 (sat)

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro Exhibition : Palazzo Reale, Milano

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro Exhibition : Palazzo Reale, Milano
From September 22, 2016 ~ January 29 2017, Palazzo Reale in Milano will hold an exhibition of over 200 works by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro, that are on loan from the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection. The exhibition is produced by the city of Milano and MondoMostre Skira, curated by Rossella Menegazzo, professor of Asian Art HIstory at Universita degli Studi of MIlano. This exhibition is one of the most important events of many tha [...]

2016.09.06 (tue)

Simple Bag’s Journey : Villa Panza

Simple Bag’s Journey : Villa Panza
A short one-hour journey will take one to Varese, to visit an unusual exhibition of contemporary American art. Villa Panza is an beautiful mid-18th century villa, that is famous for splendid gardens measuring 33,000 m2 and an impressive collection of modern art. In 1996, the last owner, Giuseppe Panza, donated the villa and all artworks to FAI (Fondazione Ambiente Italiano) a foundation which protects Italian heritage and culture. The [...]

2016.07.27 (wed)

Milano :  ”Diner en Blanc” ~ “Cena in Bianco”

Milano :  ”Diner en Blanc” ~ “Cena in Bianco”
Milano :  "Diner en Blanc" ~ "Cena in Bianco" The "Diner en Blanc" was launched in 1988 by François Pasquier, who invited some friends to enjoy a dinner in Bois de Boulogne park in Paris, clothed in white so that they could find each other in darkness. This event now takes place in 50 countries of the world, attended by about 10,000 people. The rules are on the official "Diner en Blanc" site. Participants must be elegantly dressed in w [...]

2016.07.21 (thu)

SHIMA-SHIMA Origami Workshop at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

SHIMA-SHIMA Origami Workshop at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
During Milan Design Week 2016, Bagatti Valsecchi Museum launched a line of SHIMA-SHIMA products made especially for the museum shop.  In addition, they had organized several events related to Japanese culture.  On April 21,  a talk by Noriko Tsuiki and Margherita Rosina, director of Fondazione Ratti, was held at the museum. The following month, there was an origami workshop at the museum, using SHIMA-SHIMA origami papers.  In Italy, there [...]

2016.01.30 (sat)

2016 : 150th anniversary of Japan ~ Italy relations

150 years ago, on August 25, 1866, Japan and Italy signed a treaty which initiated diplomatic relations between the two countries. During its long history, there have been exchanges in many fields such as politics, economy and culture, maintaining good relations throughout the years, and enjoying strong ties to this day. During EXPO Milano 2015, the Japan Pavilion was awarded Gold Medal in exhibition design. In October, at the closing of the e [...]

2016.01.28 (thu)

New Year in Japan

New Year in Japan
It is almost the end of the first month of 2016 ….. still in time to post some photos taken in Japan this month. New Year is a time when traditional customs are observed. We get together with family and friends, and enjoy special "osechi-ryori" feasts, which are eaten only during this time of year. Many visit Shinto shrines to pray for good health and fortune. Recently there seems to be a re-birth of interest in the kimono, and I was espe [...]
Japan Kokura Stripe