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Pamela Wesson

Designer-Copywriter-Vintage Trader in Cambridge

Mom’s Japanese Monsters

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2016
IN CAMBRIDGE @ VOL 5

In the 50s and 60s Pamela Wesson and her family lived in Japan. Her mother fell for antique woodblock prints of ghosts, demons and monsters, which Pamela presenter here tonight. Some of these creatures from centuries ago can be recognised today in Studio Ghibli and other animated films.

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Arquikids: Japanese vs. Catalan Architecture

BY SOLANGE ESPOILLE
IN BARCELONA

Japanese architecture versus Catalan architecture through the eyes of children.

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Japanese Modern Art

BY KENICHI ASANO
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

Kenichi Asano is a sculptor, but not in the traditional sense, even though his very modern-looking works are all produced using traditional Japanese construction techniques. The presentation is in Japanese, but the visuals really do all the talking. (in Japanese)

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Real Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

We love Japanese gardens, and we want the world to know more about Japanese gardens. Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's site.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 31, 2013.

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7 Design Lessons from Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

After 3 years of working in and looking at Japanese gardens, Jenny Feuerpeil of Real Japanese Gardens summarizes the design (and life) lessons she has learned so far in the gardens of Kyoto, Kamakura, and Tokyo. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 14, 2013.

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When Rice Attacks!

BY MATT ALT
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Resident yokai expert Matt Alt comes at us with yet another fascinating look into the world of Japanese monsters. This time he elaborates on the creatures that lurk between lines of planted rice paddies. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 2, 2014.

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Six Minutes of Sex

BY STEPHEN SALEL
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Stephen Salel is the Robert F. Lange Research Associate for Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art, and co-curator of the exhibition Arts of the Bedchamber: Japanese Shunga. He speaks about the japanese shunga art and history of sexuality in Japan by showing paintings related to sex. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 14, 2014.

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Spirited Figures

BY CESC GRANÉ
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Graphic designer and character designer Cesc Grané speaks about his amazing creations inspired by Japanese aesthetics and myth. Cesc began by taking cues from yokai (old Japanese monsters and spirits) and putting his own unique spin on their appearance and how they are connected. He tells us how the ethos of Japan has inspired him daily, and recounts stories of his fantastical daydreams involving monsters, heroes, and mischievous creatures of all sorts.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 8, 2014. 

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Encounter my Woodblock Prints

BY DR. SHAHIDA MANSOOR
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 27, 2018

While working with the Japanese medium of water-based colour woodblock prints, Dr. Shahida Mansoor's interest in her traditions and arts became renewed and strengthened. Her encounter with Japanese woodblock print - and as a result, a renewed interest in her own traditions - is not terminus in the sense that she is not a traditionalist in her expression.

In the case of her work, done during the period of her seven year stay in Japan and afterwards in Europe, Dr. Mansoor adopted a kind of oriental approach which is not that of a traditionalist but of a modernist. Interrelation of two traditions and technical skill achieved in one has fueled her modern soul.

Dr. Mansoor's works are not a return to the bygone times, similarly they are without intention of bridging gaps between those two traditions. Her carved in lines are free and uninhibited and thus stimulate fantasy of the viewer to psychological games.

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Did you say wabisabi???

BY GREGORY BOZZETTI
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 31, 2018

Gregory Bozzetti presents about a tale blending the roots of Japanese tea ceremony and modern luthiery.