Opening Reception at Sato Sakura Gallery

Ronin Gallery and Sato Sakura Gallery will come together this November to transcend time and medium in the collaborative exhibition Sakura: An Enduring Tradition. Ronin Gallery will present a collection of 18th – 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints that depict cherry blossoms, while Sato Sakura will evoke the blooms of our modern world through contemporary Nihonga paintings….

Interview: European Obi Artist

Japanese kimono and obi are widely regarded as cultural icons of Japan, and the related arts and traditional crafts associated with them are most often found only in Japan. The kimono has declined in the past several decades, and the industry is struggling. However, there is a push to save the kimono, which includes the…

Chicago Japan Matsuri 2018

The first ever annual Chicago Japanese Matsuri was hosted this past weekend in Newcity, Chicago. Highlights of this Festival include various stage performances of traditional Japanese arts, martial arts demonstrations, shopping, and of course a lot of great food prepared by some of Chicago’s finest Japanese restaurants.  The shopping experience was varied and ranged from…

Finishers’ Celebration: Great Lakes Taiko Center

Join us for the BIG end of summer party!!! We welcome Great Lakes Taiko Center – Raion Taiko.  The library event is partially funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council and completely funded by our major sponsor the Adrian and Blissfield Railroad (The Old Road Dinner Train) and dozens of local business donations….

Japanese Summer Festival 2018

  The Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois is hosting their annual Japanese Summer Festival this weekend. On display is a wealth of traditional Japanese culture ranging from ikebana and bonsai, to taiko and calligraphy. These displaces are presented tastefully, and intended to be welcoming to anyone wishing to engage with these arts. Further more,…