Welcome to Daruma
The only magazine in English devoted solely to Japanese art and antiques, Daruma started in late 1993 hoping to bring some of the more interesting articles on the subject to the attention of non-Japanese through translating curators', dealers' and collectors' work and also using Westerners with special knowledge of a field. Many Daruma readers are not native English speakers (Germans and Japanese are our second biggest markets), so we try to avoid highfalutin words and grammar (no snobbery but similar in content to books): preferring short words to long, we tend to cut down verbiage, to suit our 6o page format.
We try to deal only with new angles e.g. on prints or netsuke, so there is no repetition; in this sense back numbers (we still try to keep most issues) are still fresh, not old information. Often we handle subjects that local/foreign curators and dealers have only just started studying. The editor is a Scottish, Oxford-educated university professor. We welcome feedback.