ME NO ME  Japanese Arts and Antiques【English】

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In this English-language issue, we selected features from the past issues of monthly antique art magazine “ME NO ME (Japanese Edition), focusing on interviews and stories of Japanese contemporary artists (Sugimoto Hiroshi), art collectors, and art dealers that represent the current antique art scene of Japan. Furthermore, Japanese old pottery, flower arrangements (Ikebana), Japanese dishes, Netsuke, and variety of Japanese antique art works are introduced with beautiful photos.


Special Interview
Sugimoto Hiroshi –
Signs of divine presence behind Japanese Artistry

Collector’s File
Maezawa Yusaku
Souda Kansui
Sato Tatsumi

IKEBANA : Breathing life into an antique
Ikenobo Sen’ei, 45th Generation Ikenobo Headmaster
Ikenobo Senko, Ikenobo Headmaster Designate

Art Collector Vanguards : Past and Present of Antique Art
Toda Hiroshi, Tanimatsuya Toda
Inoue Shigeo, Kochukyo Co., Ltd.
Kawashima Tadashi, Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.
Yanagi Takashi, Oriental Fine Arts “Yanagi”
Tajima Mitsuru, London Gallery

Dressing up KOIMARI
Koimari ware in its formal attire.
Shoki Imari, Kakiemon and Nabeshima with fine cuisine to complement the wonderful examples of Koimari masterpieces.

SHIN ZEN BI – il restauratore
A special inside report on the art of antique ceramics restoration by Mayuyama Koji and Mayuyama Yu.

The mystical world of spirits and demons