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The Mark of Beauty

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The Mark of Beauty

This unconventional art program introduces the great variety of beauty to be found in the arts and crafts related to everyday Japanese life.

Hosted by Masao Kusakari


Mon.4:30 - 5:00
8:30 - 9:00
16:30 - 17:00
22:30 - 23:00

Jul. 6, Mon.

Higashi Dry Confectionary

This episode focuses on higashi literally "dry confectionary", which forms part of the confectionary that was developed and refined in Kyoto over the centuries. Peach-colored versions of these dry sweets evoke the spring. They can depict the colors of the cherry blossoms at many different stages from the time they first appear. These sweets are served in a traditional tea ceremony, playing a supporting role to the all-important tea, and therefore are not usually too elaborate. They appear in many shapes and colors in the spring, giving an idea of how people in Kyoto perceive their surroundings.

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