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In Next Month – November 2021

Our first issue was published in November 1997. It iss exciting times for us as it's the start of our 25th anniversary year.

In the Japan-focused November 2021 issue:

Two Japanese artists this month: Akiko Hirai talks about her love of ceramics and the featured profile is the sculptor and installation artist Tatsu Miyajima (b 1957).

We also look at contemporary Japanese lacquer, recently commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia.

Other features include Japanese gardens through time and the life and work of the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). And we explore narrative images, story-telling in Japanese art from Edo-period prints and paintings to contemporary manga.

From the Archives, for this issue, is the exhibition Shinto; The Myriad Gods of Japan.

We also look at two current exhibitions in more detail: Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything - the British Museum's recent purchase that is on show in London; and Tokyo Art & Photography, the latest exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

As always, elsewhere in the issue we have auction previews, reviews of the Asia Week NY fall auctions and our usual round-up of exhibition from around the world and not forgetting Islamic Arts Diary.