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Japanese Aesthetics: Wabi Sabi and The Chashitsu

Connor Busch Overview The intention of this exhibition is to explore Japanese ideals about aesthetics through the appearance of Wabi…

Portals and Paths in Japanese Religious Architecture

Exhibit Overview The exhibition Portals and Path in Japanese Religious Architecture examines how religion, sacred places, beliefs influence architecture. This…

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Japan: Reflected in Water Throughout Time

Lucy Buchanan Overview This exhibition looks at works of Japanese art that feature images reflected in water. Each piece uses…

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Opulent Interplay

By Christian Jacobsen Overview: Edo period Japan was a time of travel and trade. Land was no longer one of…

Representations of Herons in Ohara Shōson and Hashimoto Koei’s Japanese Woodblock Prints

What did herons symbolize in Japanese art? In Japanese culture, herons are valued for being birds who can move across…

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Kiyohime and the Significance of Detail in Japanese Art

The tale of Kiyohime and Anchin has been used to justify the Buddhist belief that “women have little inclination toward…

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Gender Presentation in Japanese Prints

During the Edo period in Japan, which was 1603 to 1867, it was illegal for women to act or even…

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The Architecture of Japanese Buddhist Temples

Natalie Solari Overview: This exhibition takes a closer look at the main buildings of five Japanese Temple Complexes. Temples are…

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Everything Changes in Japanese Art

Ramon Carrillo Martinez Overview This exhibition examines five images that showcase correlation between the Buddhist universal truth of impermanence—that “Everything…

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Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints of the 20th Century

By: Teddy Keenan Overview- After the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868, Japan opened up to the west. Western…

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Transmission and Kachō-e: Birds, Flowers, and Tradition

OVERVIEW As illustrations of both nature and spirit, kachō-e (花鳥絵) or kachō-ga (花鳥画) woodblock prints have have long been regarded…

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The Wealth of Water: Ando Hiroshige’s aquatic prints of the 19th century

Sofia Di Scipio Overview Water has been an essential means of life, transportation, and trade in Japan for centuries. The…

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Understanding Cultures through Clothing: Ainu Attush and Salmon Clothing

When one looks at another country from an outside perspective many things are lost. People assume that the country, as…

Kano Painting Style: The Fusion of Japanese and Chinese Art

The Kano School of Painting was one of the most famous schools of Japanese painting in history. It produced a…

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Psychoanalyzing Woodblock Facial Expressions and Body Language

By: Rachel Schultze Overview There are seven universally shared emotions- fear, joy, anger, surprise, sadness, contempt, and disgust. When we…

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Work and Rest: Living Spaces of Feudal Japan

Work and Rest: Living Spaces of Feudal Japan – Campbell Coughlin Overview Looking at the place where a person lives…

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Hokusai, Master of the Elements

Nate PalumboDecember 20, 2021 Exhibition Overview Represented in his beautiful Ukiyo-e prints, Hokusai stands as a proven master of the…

Man-made Nature

One of the most technologically advanced nations in the world, Japan, holds some of the most historic and cultural structures…

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Eliciting Spiritual Transcendence in Contemporary Japanese Architecture

A Virtual Exhibition Curated By : Jake Leone Overview Focusing on the shift from traditional to contemporary religious structures, the…

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Art Nouveau: Asian Influence on European Art

Jason Ledoux Starting in the 1880s Art Nouveau was an experimental, ornamental art style that gained traction within western Europe….

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The Untold Story: Japan’s Influence on Impressionism

By Hannah Smith Overview: The exhibition The Untold Story: Japan’s influence on Impressionism, details how the influx of Japanese artwork…

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Villas and Castles: Purpose Behind Architecture

By: Matt Giuttari and Zach McCrystal Overview We set out to compare and contrast different dwelling’s of Japanese Emperors. Our…

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Why Make Woodcuts of Food?

Japanese woodcut prints were made cheaply and in large quantities. Their success depended on their popularity, which meant that they…

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日本、月本: Depictions of the Moon in Japanese Color Woodcuts

An exploration of moon imagery in Japanese color woodcuts.

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Stones in Japanese Gardens

Stones are essential building materials and have been widely used. Stones are static and abiotic objects; however, humans can view…

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Art in Japanese Mythology

Art in Japanese folklores, legends and myths.

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Birds in Japanese Prints: The Flight of Seasons and Life

Louis Benioff Overview Overall, this collection of prints have patterns of nature as a focus, and are a strong focal…

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Exploring Art in Children’s Festivals

Overview I grew up looking at a large carp banner hung high above the couch in my grandma’s living room….

Nikkō Tōshō-gū: A Realm of Peace

Paeten Parker The Nikko Tosho-gu shrine is “home” to the Japanese Tokugawa shogunate who ruled Japan for many years. Tokugawa…

Analysis of “Aspects of Japonisme”

Aspects of JaponismeAuthor(s): Gabriel P. WeisbergSource: The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art , Apr., 1975, Vol. 62, No….

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Ise Shrine

Date: 3rd or 1st century medium: thatched reed and japanese cypress Every 20 years, this building is taken down and…

Phoenix Hall in Boyodo-in

Subject: ArchitectureTitle: Phoenix Hall Temple in BodyoCreation date: 998Author: Martin Falbisoner,Photo Taken: Nov 18 2016 Phoenix Hall is the main…

“Aspects of Japonisme”: Weisberg on Japonisme

Weisberg, Gabriel P. “Aspects of Japonisme“The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Apr., 1975, Vol. 62, No. 4 (Apr.,…

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Untitled (Diving Bird)

Creator: Ohara KosonCulture: JapaneseTitle: Untitled (Diving Bird)Work Type: Color woodcutDate: UnknownSize: 35 x 19 cmRepository: Wetmore Print Collection, Art History…

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Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, “Temple of the Golden Pavilion”)

Temple of Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto(5,312 × 2,988 pixels, file size: 4.89 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Golden_pavilion,_Kinkakuji.jpgImage Author: OndranessDate:…

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Horses and Grooms in the Stable

Title: Horses and Grooms in the StableArtist: Unknown Era: Late 16thLocation: Honkoku-ji, KyotoMaterial: Color ink on paperDimensions: H: 5 ft 1…

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Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Image Title: Shugakuin Imperial Villa, at Kyoto Japan Author: Wiiii Medium: Image Image Size: 3,556 × 2,012 pixels, file size:…

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Matsumoto Castle

Image Label: Matsumoto Castle Image Title: Matsumoto Castle 1-1Location: Matsumoto, Nagano 390-0873, JapanAuthor: 柑橘類 (talk)Date: August 14, 2007 Description: Originally known as Fukashi Castle,…

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Suidō Bridge and Surugadai No. 48

Title: Suidō Bridge and Surugadai (Suidōbashi Surugadai), No 48 from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo Creator: Utagawa Hiroshige…

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Soldier and woman, Russo-Japanese war print? (previously mistakenly numbered AND043A)

Title: Soldier and woman, Russo-Japanese war print? (previously mistakenly numbered AND043A) Artist : Unknown Period: Meiji to Taisho era, late…

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Wind God and Thunder God

The Wind God and Thunder God

Shonan Christ Church
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The Shonan Christ Church

Title of Work : Shonan Christ ChurchArchitects : Takeshi Hosaka ArchitectsClassification : Contemporary Japanese Architecture – Protestant ChurchYear : 2014 Location :…

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Azaleas: Woman Washing Her Neck, from an untitled series of beauties and flowers

Creator : Utagawa Toyokuni ITitle: Woman Washing Her NeckWork Type: Woodblock PrintDate: c. 1812Material: Woodblock Print, Ink and color on paperMeasurements:…

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Fire Bird – Hi No Tori

Title: Hi No Tori (Fire Bird)Creator: Hiromitsu Nakazawa (1874-1964)Date: UnknownMedium: Woodblock PrintCulture: JapaneseRepository: None (Auctioned) Description: A wood block print…

Pheasants under Cherry and Willow Trees and Irises and Mist

Creator: Attributed to Kano Ryokei Title: Pheasants under Cherry and Willow Trees and Irises and Mist Work Type: pair of…

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Under the Wave off Kanagawa / The Great Wave

Titles: Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura) / The Great WaveSeries: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku…

“Western-style Japanese Furniture: The Modernization of Japan”

Teasley, Sarah. “Furnishing the Modern Metropolitan: Moriya Nobuo’s Designs for Domestic Interiors”.  Design Issues, Autumn, 2003, Vol. 19, No. 4…

Nikko Tosho-gu

Author(photographer): Zairon. Title: Yomeimon Gate. Built: 1617. Architect: Tōdō Takatora. Architecture Style: Ishi-no-ma-zukuri. Location: Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Date: Photo…

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Monkey Reaching for The Moon

Title: Monkey Reaching for the MoonArtist: ShosonDate: c. 1910Size: 34 x 18 cmMaterial: Ink on paper, color woodcutRepository: [Black] Print…

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Rain at Maekawa, Sagami

Title: Rain at Maekawa, Sagami Creator: Kawase Hasui Date: 1932 Culture: Japanese Medium: color wood cut Repository: Connecticut College Asian…