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Posts Tagged ‘History’

Posted in Blog on May 10, 2013

Simon Leach workshop

      Already 3 weeks ago I attended a workshop by Simon Leach at the Civic Art Center in Walnut Creek, California.   He is the grandson of Bernard Leach a master potter from Great Britain. I know Hamada Tomoo, the grandson of Hamada Shoji a master potter an ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on April 5, 2013

Terracotta Warriors-Asian Art Museum

Two weeks ago I went to the exposition of the Terracotta Warriors in the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. General Terracotta Warrior.  The elaborate underground palaces and formidable terracotta army of China’s First Emporor, buried for more than 2,000 years, are perhaps the ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 28, 2012

My Sunday at the De Young Museum in San Francisco

2 Weeks ago I went to San Francisco to see 2 expositions at the De Young Museum. The first one was about Stephen De Staebler             (1933 – 2011): “Matter + Spirit”, who created for more than 50 years figurative sculpture from clay. Drawing inspirat ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on April 9, 2010

Goldsmith family exhibition in Holland

On April the 3rd in The Netherlands, I attended and participated in the exposition of “Rudie Arens” (a brother of my mother): “A family of artists and goldsmiths”. The exposition is open until June the 6th, 2010. My uncle is 91 years old, still working (f ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on February 2, 2010

Rediscovery of my heritage: my grandfather Rudolph ...

I celebrated Christmas 2009 and the New Years in the Netherlands with some of my family. While there I visited an aunt, sister of my Mom, I had never met before. Family quarrels happen in a lot of families and we are one of them. I have no idea what all happened. My grandfather ( ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 10, 2010

To Stockholm with my son Maarten

After New Years I went to Stockholm with my son Maarten to see where he lives. He does cancer research at the Karolinska Institutet for his Masters for 8 months. He lives again in one room after living in a bigger apartment, but it is still quite big. It also snowed in Stockholm ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 1, 2010

New Years Celebration in The Netherlands

New Years Eve celebrations in Holland are as divers as the people, but with the recent economical situation a lot of people go back to old traditions like having the party at home, watching TV or playing boardgames together. My sister-in-law Inge, my son Roland and niece Esmee. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on December 8, 2009

Marguerite Kamakura Bori Tray

This Kamakura Bori tray I found in an antique shop here in Kamakura. It has a beautiful Marguerite flower design on it and the texture around the flower brings everything in balance and harmony. This texture is typical for Kamakura Bori ware. You clearly see the black lacquer la ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on December 7, 2009

Shariden, the oldest building of the Engakuji

In the beginning of November I went to the “Shariden”, which is the centerpiece and the oldest building in the whole Engakuji complex and the only building in Kamakura that is designated as a National Treasure. The original one, which no longer exists, was built in 1 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 26, 2009

Kamakura Treasure Museum

Today, I finally visited the Kamakura Treasure Museum.  It is situated on the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine grounds in a beautiful setting surrounded by lots of trees and of course, the autumn colors were astounding, especially the yellow from the Gingko tree. The featured ex ... Continue Reading

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