by Kirk Patterson Fram Kitagawa was born and raised in Niigata Prefecture. A “regional coordinator,” he has just completed his third Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, the largest international art event in the world,…

Foreign women try their hand at Japanese arts by Melissa Feineman What do colorful paintings of children fishing, instal­lations of giant pink cocoons strategically placed in trees in the springtime, and organizing…

Beautiful, practical and affordable, you can’t go far wrong with a Zuan, says Meg Nakano JAPAN CAN be so complex, and display such visually appealing works of art, in such variety. You,…

by Henry Scott Stokes I suppose it is fact that all over Asia — taking the whole vast expanse run­ning from the Indian subconti­nent up to here — there is one outstanding…

by James Mulligan After touching down in Tokyo, newcomers are often welcomed by work colleagues and new friends with an invite to their homes. One of the first things the new arrival…

by Patrick J. Killen Casting about for something to give to friends who were to entertain us at their stateside home for several days, we decided the gift should be some­thing impressive…