NADA and NowHere’s “Letters, Lights, Travels on the Street (Bokura ga tabi ni deru riyuu)” Highlights Contemporary Japanese Art

This multi-artist exhibition adorns the walls of the NYC-based creative center

Beyond the glass-paneled garage door that acts as a fair-weather entrance to NowHere, a multipurpose cultural center for Japanese creators based in NYC, two lengthy white walls are dotted with diverse contemporary artworks for Letters, Lights, Travels on the Street (Bokura ga tabi ni deru riyuu), a group exhibit running through 11 September. Curated by Jeffrey Ian Rosen, the co-president of New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) …

Pioneering Japanese Fashion Designer Issey Miyake Dies at 84

This morning, Miyake Design Studio announced the passing of its founder, Issey Miyake, the pioneering Japanese fashion designer who first rose to fame in the ’80s for eye-catching, avant-garde designs. Miyake was born in Hiroshima in 1938 and studied graphic design at Tokyo’s Tama Art University. He moved to Paris where he transitioned from studies at the renowned École de la Chambre Syndicale de la …

Hand-Dyed Indigo Uchiwa Fan

From Tokushima, Japan-based Awagami, a washi brand run by the Fujimori family, comes a lovely Uchiwa fan—a traditional Japanese non-folding fan whose style dates back to the 14th century. Hand-dyed with indigo in an ombre pattern by Awagami artisans, it’s made from kozo paper and bamboo.