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ichi-go ichi-e [from Zen Buddhism | Japanese 4-character idiom 一期一会] ~ lit. "one time, one meeting"; often translated as "for this time only", "never again", or "one chance in a lifetime", but a better translation may be “Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.”

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Japanese knot directions for your bamboo trellis...because I may need to properly tie bamboo together...

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SCENOGRAPHY FOR CONTEMORARY DANCE / "ZONE - nomadic" ZONE was a collaboration between the Japanese National Theatre and Noism in the spring of 2009. The concept of a ‘ZONE of professions’ was established by artistic director Jo Kanamori and was presented in three pieces called ‘academic / nomadic / physic’.

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Ivory Shibayama netsuke with Sesshu Signed Yasu Yuki. Depicting the famous painter Sesshu as a boy at the Sokokuji temple, the seated figure bound with ropes being gnawed by a small rat . Signed on the bottom in inset tablet Yasu Yuki Tokyo school Size 27mm high- 25mm wide.19th C

Extremely close-up detail from the home page of Japanese fiber artist Hiroko Takeda. via the artist's site

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Suit of samurai armor for sale at the flea market outside of the Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho, Tokyo, Japan.

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