japan

Hobbies
9:40 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Temari thread balls: A lesser-known Japanese art

Temari balls made by Ethy Denardo
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

This month, Ethy Denardo is hosting a workshop on Temari, or decorated Japanese thread balls, at Comstock Public Library.

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1:16 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Snyder wants more Chinese tourism in Michigan

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Last year, Chinese tourists spent more than $100 billion in the U.S., 37 percent more than in 2011.
LANSING - The Chinese spend more on international tourism than any other country, and Michigan hopes to cash in on their growing appetite for travel. Tourism is a key focus of Gov. Rick Snyder's upcoming trade mission to Asia.
Fine Art
12:55 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Japanese bamboo art, a more than 600 year old craft

One of Shohaku Yufu's baskets
Credit Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

You might have stopped by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts this summer and seen the exhibit on contemporary Japanese bamboo art. It’ll be at the KIA until September 15th. One of the artists, Shohaku Yufu, gave a demonstration Wednesday.

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Culture
10:57 am
Fri December 14, 2012

"Land of the Rising Sun" exhibits Japanese culture

South Haven Center for the Arts' Melissa Warner-Talcott holds up a basket of the cherry blossom origami they've made so far.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear about the "Land of the Rising Sun" exhibit

Every few years, the South Haven Center for the Arts has a cultural exhibit. This year, the center will turn into a little slice of Japan.

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Fine Art
3:58 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Local artist to make documentary about Japanese woodblock printing

Credit Photo courtesy of Mary Brodbeck

Kalamazoo wood block print artist Mary Brodbeck says she has come to realize that very few people understand how a wood block print is made. A conference for such artists was held in Japan last year and Brodbeck attended, both as an accomplished print maker, and as a novice filmmaker. Brodbeck says learning to make a documentary was and still is a steep learning curve, but she had to tell the story of an art process that she feels few people actually understand. 

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