Japan Parade

The first Japan Parade in New York City made its way down Central Park West on Saturday marking the 150th anniversary of the Japanese mission to the United States in 1872. The parade was founded to build and strengthen the appreciation and awareness of cultural understanding between the local Japanese communities and New York City.… Continue reading Japan Parade

Friendships Endure Over Many Miles And Many Years

Japanese Lantern in Sakura Park, New York City was a gift of international friendship from the city of Tokyo in 1960. A traditional lantern design it is an example of the style known as kasuga-toro, and includes a stylized lotus flower at the base of the capital, reliefs of imaginary animals, and a capstone with… Continue reading Friendships Endure Over Many Miles And Many Years

Miya Ando

Miya Ando is a descendant of Bizen sword makers and spent her childhood among Buddhist priests. She combines traditional Japanese techniques with modern ones transforming sheets of metal into abstract paintings suffused with color. Ando applied heat, sandpaper, grinders and acid to the metal canvases to produce the light-reflecting gradients. Her Hamon paintings refers to… Continue reading Miya Ando