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Shinobu Machida

Collector 庶民文化探求家 in Tokyo

Japanese Traditional Medicine World

PRESENTED ON MAY 28, 2015
IN TOKYO @ VOL 125

庶民文化研究家の町田忍さんが送る、昔懐かしい日本の原風景紹介。今回は「薬」。薬袋や看板の意匠、ロングセラーの伝統薬についての紹介や隠されたエピソード。新しい発見が詰まってます!

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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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Kodan

BY KYOKO KANDA
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

In this fascinating presentation, the amazing Kyoko Kanda reveals the world of kodan, the traditional Japanese way of oral storytelling. (in Japanese)

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Why Medicine Hat?

BY JASON OPENO
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 07, 2014

Jason Openo shares the journey that brought him to Medicine Hat, AB.

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Mom’s Japanese Monsters

BY PAMELA WESSON
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

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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Noh Fusion! Traditional Japanese Theatre Meets Contemporary Western Music

BY RYOKO AOKI
@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

世界の主要な作曲家と共同で、能と現代音楽の新たな試みを行っている青木涼子さん。来月主演するご自身のために書かれたA・デュモン作曲オペラ《秘密の閨》を中心に、意欲的に取り組まれている音楽プロジェクトについてお話してくださいます。

Ryoko Aoki is pushing the boundaries of Japan’s traditional Noh theater by fusing it with of contemporary music of major world composers. She will be presenting on these theatrical crossroads, as well as on other highly-motivated musical projects, including the Opera “Himitsu no Neya” in which spirited French composer Aurélien Dumont wrote the lead role specifically for her performance.

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Chindonya - Japanese Traditional Advertiser -

BY YOSUKE TAKADA
@ VOL 145 ON MAR 24, 2017

陽気な音楽とパフォーマンスで商店街やイベントを盛り上げる、チンドン屋さん。 東京チンドン倶楽部代表の高田洋介さんが、知られざるチンドン屋さんの世界やその歴史をPechaKuchaプレゼンしてくださいます。

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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.

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Spoon Medicine, axe carving and slöjd

BY ALEX YERKS
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Alex Yerks is a full-time green woodworker and photographer, carving spoons in the tradition of sloyd or as he calls it “kitchenalia”. while traveling globally to teach. He’ll be sharing thoughts on “Spoon Medicine”, the therapeutic aspects of carving. Alex is a photographer, outdoorsman, musician, and last but not least, a greenwood worker—maker of simple and rustic items utilizing trees and other raw natural resources with just axe & knife. Dedicated to all things wooden, his skills and attention focus on learning the ways of yesteryear and examining their compatibility with the modern world. He believes we all have a connection with our natural environment and can enrich our lives if we surround ourselves with simple items crafted from the forest.