Tag: Japan

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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…

“Furnishing the Modern Metropolitan: Moriya Nobuo’s Designs for Domestic Interiors 1922-1927”

In Furnishing the Modern Metropolitan: Moriya Nobuo’s Designs for Domestic Interiors 1922-1927, author Sarah Teasley introduces Moriya Nobuo; an interior…

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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…

“Aspects of Japonisme”: A Historical Analysis of Japonisme in the Late 19th Century

Weisberg, Gabriel P. “Aspects of Japonisme.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 62, no. 4 (1975): 120–30. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25152585. “Aspects…

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A Shoal of Fishes Series of 20 #6 Tobiuo & Isimochi (flying fish & white croaker)

Title: A Shoal of Fishes series of 20#6 Tobiuo & Isimochi (flying fish & white croaker)Creator: Hiroshige, AndoCulture: JapaneseWork Type:…

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Nijo Castle

Description: Nijo Castle in Kyoto, JapanDate: October 9 2016Source: Nijo CastleAuthor: David Stanley from Nanaimo, Canada  The image was taken…

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Katsura Imperial Villa in the Spring

Title: Katsura Imperial Villa in the Spring Creator: unknown Medium: architectue and garden Materials: natural landscape Date: 17th century Culture:…

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A Shoal of Fishes series of 20, #9 Iseebi & Ebi

Title: A Shoal of Fishes series of 20, #9 ISEEBI & EBI (crawfish/spiny lobster & shrimp/prawn) Artist: HIROSHIGE, Ando, Japanese,…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title: Matsura Imperial VillaDate: Early 17th centuryLocation: Kyōto, JapanArchitect: Kobori EnshuMaterial: Bamboo, Wooden Slats, Thatch, Stone, Clay Description:This picture was…

Pedestrian Bridge at Katsura Rikyu

Title: Katsura RikyuAuthor: KimonBerlinDate: 25 November 2008, 14:01:18 Description: This is an image of visitors to the Katsura Villa crossing…

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Nijo Castle

Nijo CastleKyoto, Japan1625 Nijo Castle was designed and built as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa shōguns. The structure is…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title: Katsura Imperial Villa  Author: Tomoaki Ueda Date of Image: Taken on 10 July 2006 Date of Villa Completion: Early 17th…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title of Work : Katsura Imperial Villa (Katsura Rikyu) Category : Japanese Traditional ArchitectureLocation : Kyoto (Along the Katsura River…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title: Katsura3.jpgPhotographer: np&djjewellMedium: image/jpegDimensions: 2,477 × 3,701 pixelsDate: November 25th, 2009Licensing Information: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic  This image depicts an…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title: Katsura Imperial VillaDate: Early-17th centuryLocation: Kyoto, JapanMaterials: Wood, bamboo, clay, and landscape Description: The Katsura Imperial Villa was home…

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Katsura Villa, Two Bridges

Title: Two Bridges in Katsura VillaPhotographer: Andrew J. BordwinDate: July 15, 2019 Description:This photograph shows a view of two bridges…

Building of Honmaru Palace

Building of Honmaru Palace, Nijō Castle, Kyoto as seen from Fortification Image Label: Honmaru Palace Image Title: Honmaru Palace in…

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Katsura Rikyu

Photographer:KimonBerlinMedium: image/jpegDate: 25 November 2008Dimensions: 3,504 x 2,336 pixels Description:This photo is taken from the inside of the main building in the Katsura…

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Nijo Castle (Ninomaru Palace)

Image Label: Ninomaru Palace Image Title: Ninomaru-Goden Hall of Nijo Castle Location: Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan Author: Soramimi (そらみみ) Date:…

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Katsura Villa’s Tsuchibashi and Onrin-do

Title: Katsura RikyuPhotographer: KimonBerlinMedium: image/jpegDate: 25 November 2008Dimensions: 3,504 x 2,336 pixelsTaken from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Katsura_Rikyu_(3264703616).jpg Description: This is a photograph of…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title of Work: Katsura Imperial Villa Author Name: Tomoaki UedaLicensing Information: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licenseMedium: image/jpeg Date of Creation: taken on July 10, 2006Dimensions: 1,600 x 1,200 pixelsImage…

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Nijo Castle

Title: Nijo CastleAuthor: Aoye YuanDate: 5 June, 2017 Description:Nijo Castle represents the power of the shogun. It includes the perfection…

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Katsura Rikyu

Title: Katsura RikyuPhotographer: KimonBerlinDate: 25 November 2008Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimon/3264691732/Licensing: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Image Description: The main attention of the…

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Ninomaru Garden of Nijo Castle

Title: Ninomaru Garden of Nijo CastleAuthor: SoramimiDate: 24 September 2015Licensing Information: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share…