Japanese Bamboo Art at The Met

Works from one of the finest private collections of Japanese baskets and bamboo sculpture, many never before seen in public, are the focus of an exhibition at The Met Museum. Collected by long-time New York residents Diane and Arthur Abbey, the objects date from the 19th century to the present and are due to enter the museum's collection. Find out more on the exhibition website and view an installation time lapse video below. 

Isle of Dogs

The new trailer for cult director Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation film Isle of Dogs looks promising. When the corrupt mayor of Megasaki City exiles all canine pets to a vast rubbish dump called Trash Island, a boy called Atari sets off alone in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire city.

The art of Japanese porcelain

In the town of Arita on the Japanese island of Kyushu, the Kakiemon kiln has been producing a special kind of porcelain for four hundred years. To this day, the kiln operates a traditional Japanese workshop system, with succession based on the oldest son inheriting and sustaining the brand and workshop. An exhibition at the British Museum is now exploring the creation process behind this remarkable craft.