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Imayo, Japan's New Traditionists, woman in traditional attire using a vacuum cleaner

Imayō logo, designed by Chae Ho Lee. YAMAMOTO Taro, Sumidagawa, Sakuragawa, Japanese pigments on paper.

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will host Imayō: Japan’s New Traditionists from October 2—December 2, 2016.

Imayō, a unique, contemporary art exhibition, features six Japanese artists who combine their mastery of the history and technical aspects of Japan’s rich pre-twentieth century art and craft traditions with the influences of anime, manga and pop culture to propel those traditions toward new directions in the twenty-first century.

Curated by John Szostak, professor of Japanese art history at UH Mānoa, Imayō features a wide range of art media, including textiles, paintings, ceramics, lacquer wares, and both carved wood and cast-metal sculptures at The Art Gallery and the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA). At HoMA, historical works from its collection are also on view there. For an optimum experience, viewers are invited to visit both venues, each of which offers its own special dimension and unique artworks.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information and special events schedule visit the art department website

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