NEW ART IN TOKYO
by Elisabeth Kley
This spring I visited Japan, three weeks after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Sixteen thousand aftershocks have been recorded since March 11, 2011, but the ones that could be felt in Tokyo and Yokohama were surprisingly un-scary. Mesmerized by woodblock ink in an art supply store, I didn’t even notice that the building was moving and couldn’t figure out why the store worker wanted to move me away from the aisle.