In Tokyo, those in their 50s are driving Japan’s economy.
Curious about art and culture and showing a steady appetite for fine attire, this generation is concept store Nemika’s @nemika_official target market.
Designed by Kyoto-based artist KOHEI NAWA, the shop is the brainchild of high-end Japanese fashion brand LEILIAN, which has been in business for almost half a century. Nemika’s made-in-Japan mentality is subtly conveyed in its name: ne is the Japanese word for ‘root’, mi means ‘fruition’ and ka can be translated as ‘flower’. Together, the three words allude to the materiality of soil and earth, which Nawa interpreted as a garden. Nemika’s wooden floors represent earth, its sinuous walls evoke flowing water (needed for flowers to grow), and display shelves and wall mirrors are reminiscent of minerals. Pieces of custom-designed furniture are arranged as stones and rocks would be in a Japanese garden. The botanical theme is not left solely to the imagination, however; by cultivating roses in its own flowerbeds, the brand indulges a passion it believes brings charm to people’s lives, just as fashion does.
Probably one of my most favorite #contemporaryart installations, #TheSoulTrembles by Shiota Chiharu ( #塩田千春 ) features her unique style in the use of threads, hoses, and ordinary everyday objects to convey emotions, stories, and experiences.
Large screen with two doors in ivory with gold lacquered wood panels in the Maki-e and hiraMaki-e technique with naturalistic and landscape scenes with a large cherry tree in the center and with finely decorated roosters in detail.
34 x32 cm
Ghost of the day is by Utagawa Toyokuni I. Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as the Ghost of Ôtô no Miya (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as the Ghost of Lady Kureha (L). Completely confused by the information I found about these ghosts so I won’t even get into that :/ If I find anything that makes sense, I will post it later. Thank-you for looking. #woodblockprint#japaneseart#japaneseghost#yurei#obake#ghost#kabuki
La palabra japonesa sashiko significa "puñaladas", o puntada para correr. Los humildes comienzos llevaron a la creación de artículos para el hogar mediante el diseño de un tejido simple y estilizado para acolchar varias capas de tejido suelto para mayor resistencia y seguridad. Los diseños modernos de sashiko ahora han rejuvenecido su interés al usar diseños tradicionales japoneses trabajados sobre tela teñida con añil con puntada blanca en contraste. Adición de un acabado de lujo para acolchar, muebles para el hogar y proyectos de artesanía. Este kit incluye todo lo que necesitas para crear piezas atemporales hechas a mano.
______________________________________________ “Spring Evening” | By: Shotei Takahashi (1871-1945)
Created in the 1930’s, this stunning hosoban-size shin-hanga print depicts a spring evening, featuring a silhouetted woman wearing a kimono and holding a lantern.
Hosoban is a fairly rare narrow print size; about 13" x 6" (33cm x 15cm). It was more common in older actor prints of the eighteenth century, although still used sometimes for kacho-ga in the nineteenth.
Shotei was among the first designers to be recruited into Publisher Shotei Watanabe's stable of artists, which would later expand to include Goyo, Shinsui, Hasui, Kasamatsu, Koson and Koitsu, among others. Many Watanabe prints were designed for export, primarily to North America, where the demand for all things Japanese was high in the early 20th century.
By 1923 Shotei had produced nearly 500 designs for Watanabe, when Tokyo was hit by the Great Kanto earthquake - the worst natural catastrophe in the history of Japan.
The fires ignited by the earthquake raged for three days, and Watanabe's print shop and all the woodblocks created by Shotei and the other early shin-hanga artists, were destroyed.
After the earthquake Shotei created another 250 prints mostly depicting scenic Japanese landscapes in the shin-hanga style he had helped to define. He continued to work for Watanabe, but also worked with the publishers Fusui Gabo and Shobido Tanaka, where he had more control over the finished print than was possible with Watanabe.
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Kawase Hasui: Spring Moon at Ninomiya Beach (woodblock print), 1932
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“Hasui s greatest painting: a two-panel screen of a coastal village produced in the summer of 1927 as a wedding gift for his younger brother. Newly married to an English woman, his brother was moving to London to work for a bank.
We have no information about the significance of this village to Hasui and his brother, but it may represent the artists message to the newlywed on the eve of his departure for England: ‘Dont forget Japan.’ And maybe the scene conveys an even more important thought: ‘Teach your children about Japan.’”
René C. Balcer: ‘Kawase Hasui – Collecting a Modern Versatile Master’, Impressions, No. 34 (2013), p. 112-13.
Kawase Hasui: Coastal Landcape (two-panel folding-screen, ink and color on silk), 1927