生け花 Ikebana

Ikebana (生け花, “arranging flowers”) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kadō (華道, the “way of flowers”). The tradition dates back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars. Later they were placed in the tokonoma alcove of a home. Ikebana reached its first zenith in the 16th century…

伊万里焼 Imari-yaki

Imari ware (伊万里焼 Imari-yaki) is a type of Arita ware (有田焼 Arita-yaki)traditionally made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyūshū. They were exported to Europe extensively from the port of Imari, Saga, between the second half of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. The name…

薩摩切子Satsuma kiriko

Satsuma kiriko (薩摩切子) is a type of cut glass from Japan. It was manufactured by the Satsuma clan from the final years of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868–1912). Today, faithful reproductions are produced. Shimazu Narioki (1791–1859), a feudal lord of the Edo period, invited glass craftsmen from Edo (now Tokyo)…

The hardest prison to escape is your mind-Strawhatz

Quick Style started Strawhatz as a fun project. Strawhatz is a group of performers that have decided to blend the culture into their urban art to create a unique universe with visual art and new sounds.  There is no limit to Curiosity, Determination, Imagination.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月岡 芳年

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (月岡 芳年; also named Taiso Yoshitoshi 大蘇 芳年; 30 April 1839 – 9 June 1892) was a Japanese artist.He is widely recognized as the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing and painting. He is also regarded as one of the form’s greatest innovators. His career spanned two eras – the last years of…