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TSUGUHARU FOUJITA (1886/1962), JAPANESE PAINTER – Blending traditional Japanese art with European Modernism in a unique manner

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SHIKO MUNAKATA (1903/1975), JAPANESE PAINTER – Inherent in the woodcut, it can never be ugly

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FUJISHIMA TAKEJI (1867/1943), JAPANESE PAINTER – Developing Romanticism and impressionism within the Western-style art movement

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JAPANESE BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ

Immediately after World War II have been written modern dramas, which were able to move an international audience. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/satsuma-domain-japan-kagoshima-landscapes/ Early works of Japanese literature were influenced by cultural contact with Chinese literature. Japanese literature has a long history and showcases the idiosyncrasies of such a culturally dominant nation. You need to remember that – since Japan reopened its ports to ...

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THE STARTLING POETRY OF JAPANESE MODERNIST – Chika Sagawa: uses free verse to explore interiority

Few women wrote poetry and those who did, typically used traditional forms to address domestic concerns. Chika Sagawa, born in Kawasaki Ai in 1911 was one of the most innovative poets in early-twentieth-century in Japan. Rather than relying on traditional forms, she used free verse to explore her interiority through imagery and her images were shockingly new. Not long after ...

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THE LONG JOURNEY OF THE JAPANESE MUSIC – Starting from shōmyō and gagaku, coming to Extreme metal and Game music

Japanese idol musical artists are significant part of the music market (girl groups and boy bands regularly topping the singles chart). Japan has the sixth-largest population in the world and its music industry generates billions of dollars worldwide every year. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/satsuma-domain-japan-kagoshima-landscapes/ The first Fuji Rock Festival opened door to huge rock music celebration in 1997. Rising Sun Rock Festival, opened ...

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SATSUMA DOMAIN / JAPAN – Kagoshima landscapes

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IRANIAN SOUNDS

In addition to preserve the so-called traditional Persian music, the music of Iran has developed a new music in genres (pop and rock, metal, hip hop and electronica) https://www.bia2.com/music/, but as proven by archaeological studies, the music of these lands has prehistoric origins. The Iranian music style has influenced the musicality Caucasian Central Asia. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/iranian-inner-landscapes/ The classical Persian music was ...

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IRANIAN ADVENTURE – Mesmerised by the richness of culture and scenery

With staggering architecture, exotic landscapes and rich culture, Iran offers endless adventure. Iran is a great fusion of civilisations, which all left their mark in innumerable ways. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/iranian-inner-landscapes/ If you travel through this country, you can discover refined Islamic cities, ancient Persian ruins, its landscapes are wonderful, from high mountains to deep deserts, where roams the presence of the Asiatic ...

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THE SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ – Novel by Dalia Sofer

All her childhood seemed like a dream. Allow Iran (so abruptly), has left a void in her, as if her life had not been quite real. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/iranian-inner-landscapes/ For a long time she lived with a sense of duality in living between two cultures, two people, two stories. Dalia Sofer was born in Tehran in 1972 and now lives in New ...

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