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Japanese novelty

The novelty market in Japan is very unique.
It is a combination of traditional culture and modern culture. In addition to the already existing souvenirs, new ones are created one after another, each one reflecting the popular culture of its time.
Japanese novelty is also unique because of different types of souvenirs you can find in different regions of Japan.
Visitors are fascinated by the keepsakes that both vividly and artistically reflect the culture of the region they are visiting.
The keyword for Japanese novelty is "Kawaii." It means "cute" or "lovable" or "adorable." "Kawaii" is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture.

Exhibition at Nippon Club Gallery NYC

Magical Works of Japanese Coppersmith by GYOKUSEN-DO
Since 1816, Japanese GYOKUSENDO has been producing hand-hammered copperware in Niigata Japan. The hammered copperware called 'TSUIKI-DOKI' in Japanese, it more than two hundred year-old technique of pounding flat copper sheets into three dimensional goods such as kettles and teapots has been elevated to a fine art. In 2010, GYOKUSENDO became the house of Living Cultural Treasure of Japan.
The World of Exquisite Metal Craftsmanship - Hogen Mikado
Engraving Arts by HOGEN MIKADO
The sharp edges created by the chisels contribute to the beauty of metal engraving. Hogen Mikado adds to it by using his own special technique to make his engravings appear like three dimensional, luminous objects, even though the metal surfaces are flat.
Gleam Of Dynasty
Original KIMONO by Naoki Nomura The Nippon Gallery host an Original Kimono Exhibition by Naoki Nomura, one of the living masters of the Kyo Yuzen style of kimono design. Kyo Yuzen is based on a dyeing technique perfected in Kyoto around the middle of Japan's Edo period, which lasted from 1603 to 1867.
Japonism in Contemporary Art
Introducing artworks inspired by Japanese culture. Participating Artists: Adler A.F.: Sculpture, Allan D. Hasty: Installation, Colette Lumiere: Painting / Installation, Curtis Kulig: Installation, Emil Memon: Photograph / Drawing, Hayley McCulloch: Installation / Painting, Hye Rim Lee: Print, Iara Celeste Diaz: Painting, IRWIN: Photograph, James Knight: Drawing, Jårg Geismar: Installation, Konstance Patton: Sculpture, Mai Ueda: Video,....