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Ethnic Symbolic Symbolic Space and the National Ainu Ethnographic Museum

On March 31, the "Ainu Ethnic Museum", which conveyed the culture and history of the Ainu people in Shiraoi Town, Hokkaido, closed for the purpose of serving the "Symbolic Symbolic Symbol Space". Since its opening in April 1984, more than 14 million visited. "Ethnic Symbolic Symbolic Space" will be opened on April 24, 2020 as a base for promoting understanding of the history and culture of Ainu, inheriting the Ainu culture towards the future, and leading to the creation and development of a new Ainu culture. And aim for a million visitors a year. In 2018 it was 150 years since I named the Ezo place Hokkaido. And Takeshiro Matsuura 's birth will be 200 years. Mr. Takeshiro Matsuura became a pioneering judge in 1869 and named "Hokkaido" on the 15th of August (originally "Kitajima"). In addition, Mr. Takeshiro Matsuura deepened exchanges with people of Ainu through six exploration of Ezo, leaving a lot of detailed records of Ezo. A memorial project of Hokkaido 150 years now and a memorial project of 200 years of birth is being held in Matsusaka city, Mie Prefecture, where Matsuura Takeshiro Memorial Museum is located. "Ethnic Symbolic Symbolic Space" functions as a national center on the revival of the Ainu culture and the creation of a new Ainu culture, and already more than 2 million foreign nationals (half of permanent residents) live in Japan It is hoped that it will be a space cooperated with the "multicultural symbiosis" promoted by the Japanese government "promotion of diversity". Ethnic Symbolism Symbolic Space Exchange Promotion Public-Private Support Network Portal Site (AKARENGA) HOKKAIDO 150 / hokkaido 150.jp (Hokkaido 150 Year Executive Committee) "Ainu Rain Museum Picture Book Library" Mr. Kawakami Mrs. Kawakami (1912-1988) Traditional Hidaka (Saru) It is a local folk tale. The animation is the Ainu picture book "Shinkansen swan's news" Ainu language (with Japanese subtitles). Ainu picture book "Shiratori's News" Japanese version (museum ainu) Ainu Traditional Culture Restoration Ainu Shinpyo Collection / Yukie Chomori

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Ugo Rondinone of the Miami · Bus Museum of Art (Ugo Rondinone)

In Miami Beach, Florida, there is a fun contemporary art bus museum (The Bass Museum of Art). This museum was opened in 1964 in a building where the John & Johanna Bath (John & Johanna Bass) was a public library that was a testament to the city that gave over 500 collections of works to the city. After renovation work in 2001, we renewed it on October 29, 2017. The renovation in 2001 and renewal in 2017 is designed by architect "Isozaki Shin". THE BASS (Website) Bass Museum Official Site The Bass (Facebook) Posted a fun parenting program (^ ^) In this bus museum where this neon sign is beautiful, interesting from Swiss-born contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone (Ugo Rondinone) Works (GOOD EVENING BEAUTIFUL BLUE) are on display. Mr. Rondinne is exhibiting the strange monster image popular among children in the "Yokohama Triennale 2011" in 2011. Life-size clowns who are put on the second floor floor and are likely to start moving even now. There are 22 males and 23 females, different race and age. Life-size clowns that make the emotions of the viewer appear are interesting (^ ^) "Crown" is a comedian who makes showy costumes and makeups, appears in circus and the like. In Japan, it is often called "clown", but clown is a type of crown. Also, due to its strange appearance, there is a clow phobia (clowro phobia) with extreme fear against clowns, and there are many movies with clown as the theme. Blogger · Mikish, who lives in New York, is reporting a fun bus art museum of Miami Beach with a fashionable image (^ ^) Fun in Miami Beach Contemporary Art Museum Bus Museum Bass Museum of Art (Petite New York) UGO RONDINONE (Website)

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France

Salvatore · Mundy will be exhibited at the Louvre · Abu Dhabi

The first universal museum in the Arab world, Louvre Abu Dhabi, is on Sardiyat Island, 500 meters off Abu Dhabi in UAE. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, who received the Pritzker Prize. Art works from the French, crafts and rental works will be exhibited as an important collection. The exhibition spans the entire human existence, from prehistoric ones to current commissioned artworks, focusing on universal themes and ideas, and using traditional exhibition methods to classify objects from various civilizations . Salvador Mundi (savior) portrayed by Leonardo da Vinci died by Louvre Abu Dhabi (Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi Branch), painted the highest ever amount (about 51 billion yen) as artwork, was exhibited It became clear that it was. Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened on November 9 last month, announced on December 6 that Da Vinci's Salvatore Mundi "arrives in Louvre and Abu Dhabi". About the winning bidder, the US newspaper New York Times reported that it was Saudi Pradret, but the WSJ told that Prince Muhammad purchased through the agent based on information such as US government sources I will. Louvre Abu Dhabi (Website) Louvre Abu Dhabi (Facebook) Salvatore / Mundi News (Google News Search)

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Princess of a ceramic country in the Peacock Room

On today's Google Arts & Culture, Freder and Sackler Galleries: FSG Ukiyo-e prints were displayed. The Freer Museum of Art in Washington DC's National Mall is one of the Smithsonian museums managed and operated by the Smithsonian Institute, and like the adjacent Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, India including Japan, China and South Korea It is an art museum exhibiting antique art items such as Asia centered and the Middle East. The two art museums also have the same purpose as the exhibits, so they are connected so that they can both visit and go in the exhibition aisle in the basement floor, and it seems that the managers in both buildings and curators are also in common. Raymond · R · Sackler and Arthur · M · Sackler are renowned as founder of Sackler · lecturer (to honor mathematicians) are brothers. The Freer Museum of Art (1923) was established by Detroit businessman Charles Lang Freer (Charles Lang Freer) in cooperation with the American painter James McNeill Whistler. An interesting title painting "Rose and Silver: The Princess from the Land of Porcelain" was painted by Whistler between 1863 and 1865. It is hanging over the fireplace in Peacock Room / Peacock Room (Peacock Room). Freer and Mr. Whistler, and Mr. Sackler may have felt nostalgia in the Asian region and the Islamic region? The room where different culture, religion and "beauty" gathered is attractive and you will want to go (^ ^) Freer and Sackler Galleries (official site of Freer and Sackler Gallery) Arthur M. Sackler Museum (Wikipedia) Harvard Read more

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Museum

A wonderful space from adults to young children The Noguchi Museum

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (commonly known as Noguchi Museum: The Noguchi Museum) was founded in Long Island City, New York in 1985. Noguchi himself designs all this museum. It is said that Noguchi's crystal of aesthetic sense of Noguchi captures public space as a work of art (Isogu Noguchi Biography / Noguchi Museum) Dedicated his life to an experimental prototype of art expression, sculpture, garden, furniture and lighting design, ceramics, We have a wide range of works such as stage art. It seems that the work seemed to be the most beautiful scenery playing with parents and children, as well as Isam (^ ^) Isamu Noguchi's work had never received a high evaluation in the US until 1938. In the same year, upon receiving a request for production of a work to be set up at AP Communications Building at Rockefeller Center in New York, we will complete a large sculpture symbolically expressing "freedom of press". This work will be a precedent and a number of public space projects around the world will be highly evaluated. It is a sculpture work reflecting the belief that Isamu Noguchi's sculpture art can play an important social role. Mr. Mikishi living in New York and being a blogger seems to have been to the Noguchi Museum for the first time in a long time since the access from Manhattan became convenient. I have posted nice photos and articles. FAMILY PROGRAMS - Family oriented program (The Noguchi Museum) Relaxing space that is healed by the wonders of Queens Museum Museum Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (Petite New York) The Noguchi Museum (Google Maps)

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Norman · Rockwell's The Problem We All Live With (Everyone's Problem)

Norman Rockwell (February 1894 - November 1978) is a US painter and illustrator. Skillfully depicts the sorrows of the common people, has a wide popular popularity in the United States. From 1916 to 1963 I decorated the cover of The Saturday Evening Post and drew over 2,000 works in my life. Norman Rockwell Museum (Website) It is a fascinating museum (^^) While there are many humorous works as one of the most American painters, in the late (1964) masterpiece The Problem We All Live With (everyone's problem) , Nigger (discriminating blacks of blacks) and KKK (supremacy of white people) and graffiti, first going to the white school while protecting by the Federal sheriff in front of the wall where the tomato reminiscent of blood is thrown 6 I am depicting the age of old Ruby Bridges. It is a piece that criticized racism severely. Norman Rockwell (Google Arts & Culture) Norman Rockwell is pursuing reality and vividly depicts various stories of the people. Composition, composing power, expressive power that makes drama feel a piece of painting is loved by many fans. On YouTube, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg explain the charm of Rockwell's work. This picture was raised in the next room of the president's office of the White House in July 2011. It is a video of that time. Ruby Bridges visits with the President and Read more

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Sakhalin Regional Museum (Сахалинский областной краеведческий музей)

The first Sakhalin museum was founded in 1896 (Meiji 29) at Alexandrovsky Fort. Collections such as ethnographic magazines, archeology, geology, botany and zoology were collected by activists who worked for prison, their acquaintances and administrative agencies of the Sakhalin runaway site. (See below) Establishment of Sakhalin Regional Museum (Official Japanese Site) In 1937, the building of the Sakhalin Museum is a Japanese traditional architecture "the crown style". Collections of ethnographic magazines, paleontology, botany and so on of indigenous peoples in southern Sakhalin were displayed at the Sakha government museum. There, Ainu linguist Shimochi Chiri, ethnographic magazine scholar Yamamoto Toshio, botanist Shigeo Sugawara and others were active. The Ninety-nine-type Light Tank was produced as the Japanese tank, the largest number of 2,378 vehicles, and was operated as a main tank of the Japanese Army during the Second World War. It has been exhibited all over the world including Asian countries, the United States and Moscow, but it was also in the Sakhalin Regional Museum (^ ^) This museum has genuine items on the history of society and culture, nature in Sakhalin and Kuril archipelago Store things of. The number of items and collections on exhibition is over 200,000 pieces. Among the rare exhibits are the old things of the traditional culture of Sakhalin's indigenous people (Ainu, Wilta (Oloc), Nibufu) and the paleontologic collection. It is an interesting local museum (^^) Hayahara-shi (Japan) (Wikipedia) Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Japan) (Exhibition of historic geology, Южно - Сахалинск) Sakhalin (Russian official website) 6/28 Joint economic activities delegation Sakhalin Provincial Museum (Russian official website)

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Think about 'cultural theft' in the global era.

Curry Cross, who is aiming at IT entrepreneurs while being a first-rate model (model alone, with an annual income of over 500 million yen), was featured in the March issue of the fashion magazine Vogue and was filmed at Ise Shima in Japan When I released a Japanese style artistic photo, I took up a lot of topics in various ways. Somehow exclusively from ethnic groups and racial people other than Japanese, this photo is "severe criticism of Japanese, discrimination against Japanese, foolish, if you can use Japanese models if it is like a black hair wig" or so A complaint erupted. "Actually, in the United States, it became a little social problem news," said Liberty ♪ living in New York City. "Cultural appropriation" is an action that encourages use as a trend without permission, without understanding its meaning, tradition with cultural and religious implications. (CELESY, June 1, 2016) The ripple about "theft of culture" has been developed not only in the fashion world but also in Hollywood and the arts field, apologies and discontinuation of events, and it has sharpened. In Japan, the cultural identity was thin and it was not sensitive to the concept of "cultural theft". However, there have long existed minority culture such as the Ainu ryuu and the Ryukyu kingdom in Japan. In future Japan, the number of immigrants and foreign tourists will also increase. I think that it is time to think about cultural diversity and different cultures, including education and media. KARLIE KLOSS IN VOGUE US MARCH 2017 BY MIKAEL JANSSON (awake-smile.blogspot.jp) Pictures taken with Ise Shima About "stealing" before Japanese people notice (2016/06/30 SHIORI KIRIGAYA / Bi Magazine ) Curly Cross apologizes for flames up apologize Japanese culture is stolen, showing off "Geisha style" at VOGUE magazine (2017/02/17 The Huffington Post) Vogue, USA Fashion magazine Vogue, Ise Shima special feature by black hair / Japanese clothing supermodel The way of playing NY (How to play NY) "The controversy of La · japonaises" of Boston Museum of Art (2015/07/10 yuco / note.mu)

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Beautiful victorious goddess, treasure trove of Samothrace (NIKE)

"Samothrace's Nikete" which is regarded as a treasure along with "Venus of Milo" at the Louvre in Paris is a goddess of victory that appears in Greek mythology, an elegant and dynamic figure, a characteristic of a woman who has expanded its wings It is loved by people all around the world from such motifs. This sculpture looks the most beautiful when standing at a position 45 degrees to the right, looking at the statue in front. It clearly shows the composition line of the sculpture. One line is a large vertical line, rising to the chest height along the right foot. The other is an oblique line, rising from the left foot to the thigh, reaching the chest. In this way, the statue of the victorious goddess is filled with a right-angled triangle that simultaneously supports the blooming shape of the body, the clique of folds of clothing, and the energy of movement at the same time. It is explained in detail by "Nike of Samothrace" seen with the magnifying glass. YouTube is "restoration work of Nike" which ended in 2015. The origin of Nike (Inc.) Is said to have been designed by Jeff Johnson, one of our employees, in a dream (^^) from the goddess Nikke (victorious) of Nike and the wing motif as a logo. In the movie "Titanic", taking the pose that spreads both hands at the tip of the deck imitates Nike standing on the tip of the ship. Dynamic movement of women who spread wings beautifully as the goddess of victory is symbolized and may be loved by many people because there is no head (face) with a strong impression (^ ^) Look at the magnifying glass "Nike of Samothrace" | Louvre Museum - Louvre (Website) There are also numerous outdoor sculpture statues of Nike in Japan, mainly in universities and sports facilities, in Northern Hokkaido Nikke asuka (Kuniyama Asuka) born in Otaru City motif The work which made it is famous. Kunimatsu Asuka | Walking in Sapporo (Website) TED Talks How to feel the beauty (Richard Seymour)

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Movie

Lucas Museum in Los Angeles, completion is completed in 2020

George Lucas, the creator of the movie 'Star Wars', sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 4,050 million dollars (about 320 billion yen at that rate) in October 2012. We also announced that it plans to invest the profits of the sale of that huge amount in charity business. And announced in June 2014 that it will construct the Lucas Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The construction plan of the Lucas Museum which displays the art work collected by Lucas himself is a total of 1.5 billion dollars (about 174.6 billion yen) when all the construction cost, donation and the price of the artworks to be held are combined. Although it had been approved by the Chicago city council and the park authorities etc., the park protection group "Friends of the Parks" appealed legal action because the construction of the museum violated the provision concerning the development around the Lake Michigan By doing so, we are giving up construction on June 24, 2016. Construction is currently being considered in Los Angeles or San Francisco. The Lucas Museum is a central facility for experiencing narrative art (story-like art), which can touch the evolution of visual expression from illustrations to movies and digital art. You can also see the visual effects of "Star Wars" and the development of VFX. Education for adolescents is also taken into consideration and you can expect customers from foreign countries. Mr. Lucas contributes to the development of both Hollywood and Silicon Valley. The fans are amused, but it seems that San Francisco, who has Lucasfilm at Bloomberg in economic paper, is predominant over Los Angeles. <1/11: Addendum> Lucas Museum will be decided in Los Angeles, completion will be around 2020. Lucas Museum Plans to Build in Los Angeles (1/10 News Releases) Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Website) George Lucas Can not Give His $ 1.5 Billion Museum Away (Bloomberg) Museum of Art specializing in narrative arts in Chicago (George Lucas)

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Kushiro Marsh drawn so that Mr. Eisaku Sasaki can be seen

"I draw as I see, not drawing as I see," "Color decides with mind." This is the word of Masaki Sasaki (Sasaki Eiji) (1913-2012) called a marshy painter. Mr. Sasaki grew up in the wilderness of the north country, so the picture is completely self-taught. Watercolor, design, stone prints, graphic design etc. We did anything. Especially oil paintings are consistently producing mental work with the theme of the climate of Higashi. I am traveling to countries of the Soviet Union, Middle East, Mediterranean countries, Western Europe, Northern Europe, North America, Latin America, South America for the purpose of visiting museums in the fifty-fifty years, such as visiting museums and fishing. I think that it takes only a moment to have a vivid color in the extremely cold northern part of Kushiro Marsh, like a colorless ink painting. It is targeted that the mosaic culture was cheerful and colorful at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in the South American continent for the first time. Mr. Eisaku Sasaki talks about his work as "a heart felt beautiful", but I also think it is like Kushiro Marsh which my own way of life created. I would like to see the original painting at the Kushiro Marsh Museum. On November 12, the new road station, the village of Akan Tanbo, the Kushiro Marsh Museum, accommodation facilities gathered and renewed as "Road Station Akan Tanbo no Sato - Cranes Terrace -". Kushiro Marshal Museum (Official Site) Kushiro Wet Museum (Facebook) Road Station Akan Tanbo no Sato - Crane Terrace - (Website)

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Museum

Vigeland Sculpture Park and Monolith

The Vigeland sculpture installation (Vigeland sculpture installation) is 3 km northwest from the city center of Oslo, the capital of Norway. Only in Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869 - 1943) works are displayed in a sculpture garden with an area of ​​320,000 square meters (about seven Tokyo dome). The total number of large and small sculptures is 212 points, and the total of youngsters and young women of these sculptures total 600 or more. Vigeland produced prototypes of each piece at full scale with clay, and the craftsmen finished them in bronze statues and stone statues and placed them in the garden. The height of the huge monolith (The Monolith) which is built at the highest point of the park is 14.12 meters, the image of 121 people is relieved. These people are entangled like naked and embracing each other, and they are stretching to the sky in a stack. It expresses the desire of a human being who struggles to approach by mental or sacred things. In 1927 the giant granite masses weighing hundreds of tons were carried from the quarry and the transfer operation from the plaster model to the granite began in 1929 with three masons and it took 14 years to complete It is. There is "The Wheel of Life" symbolizing the theme of Vigeland Sculpture Park, "a journey from the beginning of life to the end". In this "ring", four people and one baby hugs and floats in the air drawing a circle like a garland. Next to the park is the Vigeland Museum (Vigeland Museum). At the Sapporo Art Forest Outdoor Art Museum, works of sculptor Gustav Vigelan are open to the public. Apart from Oslo City, it is a valuable place to see works of Vigeland as a whole. "Triangle" "Mother and child" "Men and women" "Women slipping through branches of trees" "Man putting hands on the back", Oslo City's cooperation to open the spring in 1988 and spring 1989 spring It is now set in the scenery of the forest of Sapporo. Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Japan (Website) Pictures of 5 works of Vigeland (as itary Nothari) 5 photos of the work The Vigeland Park and Museum (3: 47 min) from The Vigeland Museum on Vimeo. Read more

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