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Nippon-ga -Taro Yamamoto x Akita Maiko-

TRAVEL 2015 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
Taro Yamamoto is a professor at Akita University of Art, but also a young painter who uses traditional Japanese techniques to create paintings with a ‘modern’ and humorous twist to them. This new art style is called  ‘Nippon-ga’, and has currently been attracting a lot of attention within Japan. In this documentary, he will take on a new project featuring an ‘Akita maiko’, which is inspired by pre-WW2 paintings showcasing geisha girls who once worked in the Kawazori district in Akita City.

Part of the "Artisans of Japan Series"!

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