The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

The National Museum Jamaica, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica, officially opened a temporary exhibition titled “The spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts.” This exhibition seeks the understanding of viewers about the brief history of Japanese martial-arts-from battlefield combat techniques to popular sports or physical exercise tempering the body … Continue reading The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japanese Martial Arts

Another high-quality exhibition related to Japan's history and culture is headed to Jamaica in the form of ‘The Spirit of Bud?: The History of Japanese Martial Arts’. The last Japan-themed exhibition to grace our shores was JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters which was focused on the anime, manga, art, history and culture. It goes without saying that I … Continue reading The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japanese Martial Arts

Exhibition: Photography from the Meiji Period

The Museum for Photography in Berlin’s Kunstbibliothek recently opened a fascinating exhibition titled "Pale Pink and Light Blue: Japanese Photography from the Meiji Period (1868-1912)." From the preview pictures the exhibition is like being transported back in time to the down of the modern era with many of the first pictures ever taken then coloured … Continue reading Exhibition: Photography from the Meiji Period

JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters – Exhibition Photos

I attended the press preview of the JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters exhibition which opens tomorrow at the National Gallery in Downtown Kingston and runs until the 14th of June 2014. I invite ALL past and present fans of Japanese anime, manga, art, history and culture to visit the exhibition no matter what age. Art and animation … Continue reading JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters – Exhibition Photos

JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters coming to National Gallery

In recent years, interest in Japanese pop culture, particularly anime and manga has dramatically grown all over the world. Jamaica is no exception, with a strong following among young Jamaicans, and this is a significant part of the active cultural exchanges between Japan and Jamaica. The National Gallery of Jamaica is therefore pleased to present … Continue reading JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters coming to National Gallery

Pictures from Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2014

The 2014 staging of the Japanese Calendar Exhibition was well attended even though the venue was changed from the Sovereign Center to the Four Seasons Hotel. I attended and watched or participated in many Japan-themed activities such as calligraphy, origami, ikebana, quizzes, martial arts, synchronized swimming, cosplay and more. I also managed to connect with … Continue reading Pictures from Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2014