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On Assignment: Traveling Japan's 'Sugar Road'

Nagoya, Japan-based photographer Ben Weller has lived in East Asia for 15 years and has a passion for sharing the region's beauty and cultures. He recently traveled to the southern island region of Kyushu for return client National Geographic Traveller (UK). For this assignment, Weller documented the Sugar Road, a historic trade route in Kyushu that became famous for importing its sweet namesake throughout Japan. Today, the Sugar Road exists not only as a living part of Japan's history, but also as a destination celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, unique cuisine, and onsen villages.

Weekend Update: 04.18.2024

Friday, April 19, 5-6pm: Out of the Jewelry Box Artists Talk at MAD Museum Expanding the voices represented in MAD’s permanent collection, OUT of the Jewelry Box considers the importance of queer perspectives in the world of studio and contemporary art jewelry. The exhibition showcases an extraordinary gift from Ron Porter and Joe Price, who have collected and worn art jewelry throughout their forty-one-year relationship, nine of those legally married. To celebrate the openin...