By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Xiaojin Wu, curator at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, shows me a Japanese piece that’s been first lacquered, then carved. The artist, she explains, put several layers of lacquer on first, then slowly, steadily, and taking great care for symmetry, carved the Art Deco designs into the lacquer. Many […]
Tasveer, a nonprofit organization that brings independent and progressive South Asian films and artists to the Pacific Northwest, will present the 9th Aaina, a South Asian Women’s festival, at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on April 25–April 27.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Johsel Namkung, Korean by birth, is a singer and translator. He arrived in Seattle on Oct. 24, 1947, at age 28, with his Japanese wife. During World War II and the years following, he lived in Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and various other parts of Japan trying to keep his […]
By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Starting this month and running through Dec. 2, the Seattle Asian Art Museum
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The transition to America is difficult for many immigrants and their family members. Many immigrants in the Northwest have brought over treasured traditional arts and cultural practices and have preserved them for future generations. Seattle alone has the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and the […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Before the Yoni Ki Baat (YKB) women discussed their vaginas, they sat around nervously at
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly As part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s “Painting Seattle” exhibit, canvases by Kamekichi Tokita occupy one showroom wall. Works from Kenjiro Nomura are exhibited on the opposite wall. The two men, friends, co-workers, and Japanese American Issei chroniclers of their hometown, shared much but also diverged as they […]
Just because there is no designated holiday doesn’t mean we should not educate our youth and ourselves to bring joy and meaning into our lives.
From Seward Park to Woodland Park, the 20-mile stretch along Lake Washington is also known as the “emerald necklace.”
The Gardner Center for Asian Arts and Ideas concluded its second Saturday University Lectures Series last Saturday. The lectures revolved around issues of health and women’s rights in modern Asia by local experts.