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July 2018

The Evolution of Japonism

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THEME FOR JULY
The Evolution of Japonism

Japanese arts and crafts, cinema, fashion, Zen practices and even gardening have shaped new art and craft styles in the West and influenced thinkers and thrilled audiences everywhere. Known broadly as Japonism, this cultural wave continues to rise.

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Japan and the Cross-Pollination of Art

An interview with National Museum of Western Art director general Akiko Mabuchi

Laurent Ghnassia: Purveyor of Extraordinary Moments

A French branding expert fuses Japanese and Western cultural elements to create ethereal, unforgettable encounters

The World of Hokusai Manga

Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai's collection of sketches - known as Hokusai Manga - thrilled European artists and sparked a new style of art - Japonism

How Imari Ware Took Europe by Storm

With China in chaos, the Dutch began sending Imari ware to Europe and started a royal craze for Japanese porcelain

The World's in Love with Zen

Zen discipline, concepts and practices from Japan have captivated and guided some of the greatest minds in the West

Japan's Green Ambassadors:Japanese Gardens Overseas

The Portland Japanese Garden in the US is a verdant and serene example of Japan’s garden wizardry and culture

Bringing Japanese Cinema to the World

Movie and media giant Toho has been showing audiences abroad how amazing Japanese anime and films are for decades

A Global Fashionista Favorite from Japan

Designer and fashion entrepreneur Chitose Abe’s hybrid creations resonate with fashion fans worldwide

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