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EXHIBITION: Miniature Edo-style Toys from Japan / New York, NY

06/28/2018 - 07/25/2018

This exhibition showcases some of the finest examples of crafts from the Edo period (1603 - 1868) in Japan. Included in the exhibition are the intricate miniature figures and toys depicting life in Edo, such as hagoita (wooden paddles) with zodiac animals, hanten coats worn by fire-fighters, among others. This exhibition is nominally supported by The Japan Foundation, New York.

This exhibition is on view from June 28 through July 25, 2018 at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club, 145 West 57th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

[Image: Daimyo's Procession from the Sukeroku Collection]

EXHIBITION: Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927) / New London, CT

06/16/2018 - 10/14/2018

Featuring over 50 Japanese color woodblock prints by artist Tsukioka Kogyo along with several masks, this exhibition explores the art of woodblock prints and the history, stories, and costumes of Japanese Noh theater at the turn of the 20th century. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This exhibition is on view from June 16 through October 14 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320.

[Image: Image: Kumasaka (Kumasaka the Robber), 1897 from Nogaku Hyakuban (One Hundred Noh Dramas), woodblock print, 15 x 10 in. Collection of Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst.]

EXHIBITION: Objects of Use and Beauty: Design and Craft in Japanese Culinary Tools / Brockton, MA

06/02/2018 - 10/28/2018

This exhibition demonstrates the beauty of design and use in Japanese cooking and reveals the artistry of craftsmanship in such tools as knives, whisks, ceramic kama, and other important items. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from July 2 through October 28 at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

[Image: Chopstick Rests (Hashi-oki), Origami Crane (Orizuru), Photo Credit: Joanne Rathe Strohmeyer]

EXHIBITION: Masayuki Koorida: Sculpture / Hamilton, NJ

05/06/2018 - 03/17/2019

This show is an extensive survey of work by Japanese artist Masayuki Koorida in his first major exhibition in the United States. It will include large scale works in granite and marble as well as small playful works in stainless steel and cast acrylic, and new drawings. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from May 6, 2018 through March 17, 2019 at Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619.

[Image: Masayuki Koorida, Light-Twin, 2014, stainless steel, 11.02 x 18.11 x 11.42 inches, Collection of the Artist]

EXHIBITION: Excavating the Future City: Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama / Minneapolis, MN

03/04/2018 - 07/22/2018

Naoya Hatekayama's photographic explorations have consistently traced the ways that human intervention alters nature and transforms it into the built environment. The artist's first thematic exhibition organized by a U.S. museum features approximately 90 works created over the last 30 years. This exhibition is supported through Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

The exhibition is on view from March 4 to July 22 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404.

[Image: 05/02/2011 - Takatachô-Morinomae, from Rikuzentakata, 2011. Chromogenic print
17.48 x 21.65 inch (print); 20 x 24 inch (paper). Minneapolis Institute of Art]

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