Sep 26, 2014

First Review of My New Book!

I am so happy people seem to like my new book, Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, and Culture. A review has been published online.

Sep 12, 2014

Yet Another Article on the Flood of Fakes from China

A friend just alerted me to this article from the China Daily USA, "'ANTIQUES' are not as old as they look," that I had previously missed. I can't say this too often--basically collectors need to BEWARE when buying antiquities with no provenance because most are likely to be recently-made fakes produced throughout China (the article even helpfully includes the map below of where certain types of arts are produced).