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  • Collection: Forging Alliances

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Forging Alliances installation view with Oliver Statler, Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn open to illustration of Staring by Kiyoshi Saitō, 1950; and James Michener, The Modern Japanese Print: An Appreciation open to illustration of Listening…

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Holiday began publishing in 1946, immediately following the end of World War II. Known for commissioning noted writers and artists, it had over a million subscribers in the 1960s. This all-Japan issue includes articles on Japanese language and…

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Published by Charles E. Tuttle Company, Tokyo and Rutland, VermontJames Michener’s introduction to this book describes Oliver Statler as “a quiet American who entered Japan as a civilian employee of the army during the first years of the…

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Published by Charles E. Tuttle Company, Tokyo and Rutland, VermontRaised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, James Michener was a high school English teacher who had just begun to work in scholastic publishing when, in 1943, he was called to active duty in…

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Published by John Weatherhill, Tokyo and New YorkHarrisburg native and Penn State professor of art education Kenneth Beittel built this region’s first stoneware kiln in 1954 (this kiln, along with another one constructed by Beittel, was located…

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Naoko Matsubara, the daughter of a Shinto priest, followed an international career path. Having studied at the Kyoto Academy of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Royal College of Art in London, she traveled Europe and Asia for two years.…

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Tokyo-born Ikezumi Kiyoshi received some formal training as an artist, and after World War II became a freelance woodblock printer. Rather than depicting the post-war present or recalling traditional Japanese print motifs, his unusual themes and…

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The second son of Shoji Hamada, Shinsaku followed his father’s profession, using the same materials and tools. He attended Waseda University in Tokyo, one of Japan’s elite universities, studying industrial arts to prepare for a career as a…
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