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  • For Your Interest

    What Makes a Print Rare?

    From the Edo period to today, artists produce woodblock prints in multiples. While surimono (lavishly printed, privately commissioned works) could be commissioned in editions as small as a single
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  • Catalogues & Ebooks | Contemporary Art

    Wrestling the Demon: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara

    Living with Art, Living with Each Other Noriko and Ushio at work. Photograph courtesy of the Shinohara family. “Art is a demon,” “Making art is always struggling.” Ushio and Noriko
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  • Artist Spotlight | Contemporary Art | For Your Interest

    Meet the Artist: Ushio Shinohara

    Born in Tokyo in 1932, Ushio Shinohara comes from an artistic family. His father a poet, his mother a nihonga painter and doll maker, Ushio continued the artistic legacy and attended Tokyo
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  • For Your Interest

    Haunted at Sea: The Tale of Yoshitsune and the Taira Ghosts

    Japanese myths brim with ghosts and demons, animals with magical powers, mischievous spirits, and mysterious realms where humans and supernatural creatures live side by side. Known as yokai, these
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  • Artist Spotlight | Contemporary Art | For Your Interest

    Meet the Artist: Noriko Shinohara

    Born in Toyama Prefecture, Japan in 1953, Noriko Shinohara moved to New York City in 1972 to study at the Art Students League. After six months in the city, she met Ushio Shinohara, who is twenty one
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  • Contemporary Art | News and Events

    In the Gallery - Wrestling the Demon: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara

    On October 11th, Ronin Gallery welcomed an eager crowd to the opening of Wrestling the Demon: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara. Noriko Shinohara, Ushio Shinohara and Alex Kukai Shinohara all attended the
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  • Artist Spotlight | For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: Hokusai's Great Wave

    No single work of Japanese art is better known than Katsushika Hokusai’s (1760­-1849) Under the Wave off Kanagawa, or, as it is widely known, the Great Wave. Published by Nishimuraya Eijudo as
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  • Catalogues & Ebooks | Contemporary Art

    Contemporary Talents of Japan 2017

    For over 40 years, Ronin Gallery has focused on bringing the best of Japanese art to the United States. In keeping with this tradition, Ronin Gallery seeks to nurture and promote the most exciting
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  • News and Events

    In the Gallery: Contemporary Talents of Japan 2017

    Last Tuesday, the second annual Contemporary Talents of Japan exhibition opened to a packed house.  Held in conjunction with the Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence program, the exhibition presents
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  • For Your Interest

    Ten Onsen to Visit in Japan

    With the high level of volcanic activity in Japan, it is no surprise that the country boasts many natural hot springs.  These hot springs, or onsen, attract international and domestic visitors
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