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Japan’s Influence on Mexican Candies and Snacks – Néstor Hernández

Bibliography Sergio Hernández Galindo, E. N. S. / T. by K. M. / 31 A. 2018. (n.d.). Japanese peanuts, a…

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Ghosts, Demons, and Spirits: The Depiction of Supernatural Beings in Japanese 2D Art

Introduction/Overview: From Hollows in Bleach, curses in Jujutsu Kaisen, to human-eating demons in Demon Slayer, Japanese 2D art in the…

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Defining Japan-ness & The Concept Of Nature Within Japanese Architecture

My goal in this project was to find the connection between nature and “Japan-ness” and how that connection is exhibited…

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Japanese Gardens Support Well-Being

I am invested in ideas related to biophilia, our innate love of nature, especially when applied to design. The research…

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Modern Sculpture in Post World War II Japan

The violence and destruction of World War II in Japan had a profound effect on the country for many decades…

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Representations of Traditional and Modern Japanese Architecture in Anime

By Marcos Villa Marin Throughout this publication I will be answering, What are the differences and similarities between Traditional and…

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Reshaping Beauty through Japanese Fashion

My research question is: How did Japanese ideals and cultural dress influence modern fashion? This relates to the core question…

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Netsuke: Minature Marvels

Research Question: How can we see Netsuke in the past, present, and future of “Japaness”? This question relates to the…

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The Catalyst between Traditional and Contemporary Ceramics in Japan

By: Lauren Cecconello Overview This project aims to find the significant changes in Japanese ceramics from the traditional to the…

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The History Behind Japan’s Soccer Jerseys and Emblem

Overview Soccer is a big part of my life and I always try to incorporate it in any project if…

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Shigin

By: Joseph Robles Synopsis- Shigin(詩吟) is a unique form of poetry recital created in Japan. Shigin was an interpretation of…

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Akira Kurosawa: How Important is Color to a Movie’s “Japan-ness”?

In the Western world, cinema has been the fastest-growing form of art and entertainment since the turn of the 20th…

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Japan-ness and Dystopia: Why Does Cyberpunk Love Tokyo?

Introduction In the aftermath of the Second World War, Japan was faced with the daunting task of rebuilding its nation…

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Androgyny in Japanese Artwork

Overview: Gender expression in artwork is oftentimes a complicated issue to explore because of the many expectations, stigmas, and stereotypes…

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The Japanese Dragon in Art and Mythology

Overview What is a Japanese dragon? What makes a Japanese dragon different from other Eastern dragons? Is there truly a…

Chinese/Japanese Landscape Art

Rowan McGrath The Goal of My Chapter This chapter aims to explore further and find the unique beauty of Chinese/Japanese…

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Onna-e vs Otoko-e: Paintings Mirror Society During the Kamakura Period

The Heian and Kamakura Periods of Japanese history, lasting from 794 CE to 1186 CE (the Heian Period) and from…

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Masters of the Motion Picture

Storytelling has always been a foundational characteristic of human existence and expression. Throughout history, humans have told stories through writing,…

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The Influential Kenzo Tange

Overview Kenzo Tange is one of Japan’s most influential and honored architects. Tange was born in Imabari, Shikoku Island, Japan…

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The Evolution of Holy Men in Buddhist Art

For my chapter, I chose to study the diffusion of Buddhist art throughout Asia. My selected images clearly show how…

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Ancient Japanese Art Seen Through Technology and Astronomy

Astronomy has always been a topic of interest to me; I decided to pursue a degree in physics with a…

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Azuchi-Momoyama castles: Opulence, Religion and Defense.

Introduction In 2019 I traveled to Germany and Austria and visited famous castles. I was amazed by their grandiosity which…

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Japanese Zen Gardens

During the Muromachi period in Kyoto, Japan, zen gardens, also known as Karesansui, were often created at temples of Zen…

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Mono no aware of Japanese Paintings

Abstract This project was inspired by Yasunari Kawabata’s speech at the Nobel Prize for Literature, in which he spoke at…

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Japanese Zen Gardens During the Muromachi Period

The Zen gardens of the Muromachi period (1336-1573) in Japan are ones of beauty, peace, and tranquility. The creation of…

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Sesshū Tōyō: Influences of the Revolutionary Japanese Painter

Background Born in 1420 to an important Samurai family in the Bitchu Province of western Honshu, Sesshū came to be…

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Utagawa Hiroshige: Unveiling the Cultural and Historical Significance of “The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō”

Maintext Unlike most people, I knew Utagawa Hiroshige as a Ukiyo-e artist before I knew Katsushika Hokusai. I remember seeing…

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The Kano School

Overview: The Kano school of painting was established by Kano Masanobu. This school was associated with the influential zen temples…

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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…