Welcome to Cynthia Shaver Asian Art Appraiser Newsletter May 2018,

For the last few weeks, my professional colleague and friend Noriko Miyamoto has stayed with my husband and I.  This joyful event spurred a photo-journal of our four decade friendship, all starting while resting on a rock together at a flea market in Kyoto.  We have shared our lives, the ups and downs,  the dreams, and a book,  HANTEN AND HAPPI. The underlying common denominator was and always will be, a love of textiles.

Occasionally I post some images of Noriko and I on Instagram, copied here.

A daily news summary I read

#MeToo movement influence in Japan

Thank you to fellow Fine Art Appraiser Jeanie Craig for this link, a great way to begin or end your day.

Enjoy your view, relax, please do something nice for a stranger today.