So I just got an email from Ikeda-sensei about a possible speaker (he
works with Japanese ceramics, but also translates for the Japan Times
and has worked with the Taiko group KODO. Ikeda-sensei would like to
have an event on MARCH 27. If you have any specific times that you
would prefer for this event, please email me back SOON. Otherwise, I
will just choose a time.
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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 17:24:31 -0500
From: Kyle Keoni Ikeda <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Japanese Ceramics Artist visit to the Japan House
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I just wanted to double check if it would be okay to schedule a talk to the
Japan House by the Japanese Ceramics Artist I mentioned to you last week for
Friday March 27 sometime. He'll be visiting that weekend, but will likely be
taking off on Sunday.
His name is Dan Rosen, but he goes by D.H. Rosen, and is currently an artist
based in Tokyo also attending Tama Art University. I have pasted a short
bio for your reference, but Dan also writes articles for the Japan Times about
art and ceramics, and was a former manager for the Taiko Group KODO (as well
as translator and interpreter for them), so I'm sure he has many interesting
stories he can share with the students in the Japan House about
and studying in Japan. He also received a scholarship from the
(the Ministry of Education and Culture) to study in Japan while he was
pursuing his Bachelors of Fine Arts as an undergraduate college student.
Anyway, let me know if Fri 3/27/2009 is free and what time would be good.
Born 1971 in Philadelphia, Daniel Harris Rosen first went to Japan in
1990 when he fell in love with clay and traditional Japanese pottery. Daniel
would go on to spend most of the 90s in Japan doing writing and production
work, but he always reserved the weekends for time behind the potter's
In 2000, he returned to the United States to formally study ceramic arts
and spent over three years in the University of Hawaii at Manoa art
department honing his craft. During that time, Daniel's work was exhibited
at both state and national exhibitions in the United States, and he gained a
local following on the island of Oahu where he lived.
In 2004 Daniel moved to Tokyo where he took a break from vessels and
began doing large-scale installation work. In March of 2007 he graduated
with a Master of Fine Arts from Tama Art University and was accepted into
their doctorate program immediately after. During grad school, Daniel became
one of the core members of Rinpa Eshidan, a process-art group whose videos
became an internet sensation in 2006 and established the group as one of
Tokyo's premiere live-art ensembles. Both with the group and as a solo
artist, Daniel's present research and studio work focus on reexamining the
boundaries of ceramic arts in a 21st-century context.
(for more information see Dan's webpage at http://www.dhrosen.com
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