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Neglected Japanese master receives retrospective at Northwest Film Forum

Neglected Japanese master receives retrospective at Northwest Film Forum

The International Examiner January 19, 2006 0

Two silent films feature Aono Jikken scores BY KARYN KUBO LAMBORN Examiner Film Editor He was the first Japanese director to have a film reviewed in the New York Times — 14 years before

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“Sleeping Beauty” awakens the heart

“Sleeping Beauty” awakens the heart

The International Examiner January 19, 2006 0

Khanh Doan re-invents Briar Rose BY NHIEN NGUYEN Examiner Editor When Khanh Doan first auditioned for “Sleeping Beauty,” she didn’t think they would cast her as the lead, Briar Rose. The image of Sleeping

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Setsuko Tachibana prints: Simple yet stunning

Setsuko Tachibana prints: Simple yet stunning

The International Examiner January 19, 2006 0

BY CLAIRE EMIKO FANT Examiner Contributor Intaglio Artist, Seiko Tachibana Exhibition: Jan. 6 – 28 Davidson Galleries 313 Occidental Ave S. For contemporary print artist, Seiko Tachibana, leaving her home in Japan to explore

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Arts Etc

Arts Etc

The International Examiner January 5, 2006 0

Highlights David Ishii has called it quits and it signals the end of an era. One of the longest operating independent booksellers in Seattle and long a mainstay of Pioneer Square, Ishii closed David

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Also in January…

Also in January…

The International Examiner January 5, 2006 0

BY KARYN KUBO LAMBORN Examiner Film Editor In 1936 Shanghai, two people form a bond on the brink of the Japanese invasion: a blind former U.S. diplomat and a beautiful Russian countess. The diplomat

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Bittersweet love on “Brokeback Mountain”

Bittersweet love on “Brokeback Mountain”

The International Examiner December 27, 2005 0

BY KARYN KUBO LAMBORN Examiner Film Editor “Brokeback Mountain” Director: Ang Lee Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway Rated R, 134 min.strong> Director Ang Lee has made the best love story

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“Memoirs of a Geisha”: From bestseller to big screen with mixed results

“Memoirs of a Geisha”: From bestseller to big screen with mixed results

The International Examiner December 27, 2005 0

BY KARYN KUBO LAMBORN Examiner Film Editor “Memoirs of a Geisha” Director: Rob Marshall Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Koji Yakusho, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li Rated PG-13, 137 min.strong> One of the many dilemmas

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Arts Etc

Arts Etc

The International Examiner December 27, 2005 0

Visual Arts“The Simple Cup” is a small exhibit that explores this basic form as created by over 50 ceramic artists worldwide including Northwest names like Akio Takamori and Beth Lo. Through Dec. 30. KOBO

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Chinese art exhibit opens up with a bang

Chinese art exhibit opens up with a bang

The International Examiner December 27, 2005 0

BY JUDITH VAN PRAAG Examiner Arts Writer From Sunday, Dec. 18 through Thursday, Dec. 22, Seattle’s downtown Grand Hyatt Hotel hosts a special exhibit of the Dai Family Art Collection of 19th and 20th

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The roots of taiko in the United States

The roots of taiko in the United States

The International Examiner December 27, 2005 0

BY PAUL MORI Examiner Contributor No Japanese American festival celebration today would be complete without the sound of the drums known as “Taiko.” But it wasn’t always this way. In the early 1970s there

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