Vintage Kaleidoset Brain ...

YES IT IS A TRADITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND FORERUNNER TO THE COMPUTER AGE. ”Kaleidoset is a unique design-making set composed of three simple forms: the circle, the square, and the triangle, each divided into quadrants. The inherent mateability of these basic shapes enables anyone to compose striking kaleidoscopic images of infinite variety and offers hours of […]

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Japanese IRORI Miniature ...

This old and rustic Japanese Jizai Kagi would have been suspended over the hearth and used to hang a water kettle over the fire so that tea would be available at a moments notice. Obviously used by a rural farm family, and small which indicates that it was used in a small fire pit in […]

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Japanese Art and Design |...

Like the new gallery it commemorates, t his book presents the Japanese collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum for the first time in their 130 year history. A few publications in the past have featured on V&A’s Japanese ceramics, wood block prints or netsuke, but never before has the full range of material been […]

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Radish and Daikon Waterco...

Chiura Obata was born in 1885 in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. As a young artist he moved to San Francisco in 1903 and worked as an illustrator for the city’s Japanese newspapers, ‘The New World’, and the ‘Japanese American’. Offered and shown is an early large watercolor completed in 1921 representing vegetables in full color. Obata […]

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