Date Archives

January 2014

Commensurable Distinctions

As with most things in life, exciting events always happen while you are away! There is no way I can make it back to Irvine for the Japanese Arts and Globalizations (JAG) conference, “Commensurable Distinctions: Intercultural Negotiations of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture,” but sending my best wishes for its success! Aside from having…

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Lessons from the Native American Art Show

It is really fascinating to learn about one’s own country in a foreign country… Or at least that was my experience at yesterday’s アイヌ・アートが担う新たな役割―米国先住民アートショーに学ぶ Symposium (“Promotion and Communication of Ainu Arts and Culture: Learning from the Native American Art Shows in the U.S. Southwest”). In the true spirit of multicultural collaboration, the goal was to…

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Already Winter

As obvious by my silence, my sincere intent to update my blog semi-regularly has definitely been met with complete and utter failure! It is already winter here in Hokkaido, and when looking back at my photos from fall, it makes me wonder what is hiding under all of this snow! Research has been plodding along,…

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