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The Hiroshima Panels and Post-Atomic Bomb Art in Japan

Finn Boed and Spencer Crough “The Hiroshima Panels” are in the context of the years-long aftermath following the atomic bombing…

Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, CA

Location: Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA Architect: Makoto Hagiwara Built: Initially began in 1894 The Japanese Tea Garden…

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Hiroshima Panels IX Yaizu

Title: IX Yaizu (ninth of the series, Hiroshima Panels) Creator: Maruki Iri, Maruki Toshi Date: 1955 Period: Post-WWII US Occupation…

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Geishas and Animals in Japanese Woodblock Prints from the 17th Century to the 21st

What are Japanese Woodblock Prints? Most people probably know Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura (The Great Wave). This is one of…

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“Japanese Prints 1868–2008”

Smith, Lawrence. “Japanese Prints 1868–2008.” Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000, edited by J. Thomas Rimer, by Toshiko…

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Two Women Writing

Artist: Kikukawa Eizan Date Created: 1850s Location: Japan Medium: Woodblock print; ink and color on paper Historical Period: Edo Era…

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Movie Poster for 1954 Japanese film Godzilla

Creator: (東宝株式会社, Tōhō Kabushiki-kaisha)  Date Created: 1954 Period: Postwar Period © 1954 – movie poster made by Toho Company Ltd. …

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Two Women

Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro Date Created: 1790s-1800s Location: Japan Medium: Woodblock print; ink and color on paper Historical Period: Edo Era…

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Scene from Russo-Japanese War

Creator: Toyohara Chikanobu 豊原周信Location: JapanDate Created: 1904Physical Dimensions: 36.7 × 72 cm (14 7/16 × 28 3/8 in)Medium: Woodblock Print…

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Evening Shower at Ryogoku

Creator: Utagawa HirokageDate Created: 1859Location: JapanDimensions: 13-3/16 x 8-1/2 in. (image) 13-3/4 x 9-1/2 in. (sheet)Period: EdoMedium: Ink on paper,…

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Dancer as Sagi Musume

Artist: Taniguchi Kokyo Date Created: 1900s Location: Japan Dimensions: 10.5 in by 16.25 in  Medium: Woodblock print; ink and color…

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Sōgenchi Garden of Tenryu Ji

Location: Arashiyama, Tokyo Garden Architect: Musō Soseki, Built: 1339 Culture: Kamakura and Muromachi periods(1185–1573) The Tenryū temple, pictured on the…

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Monkey Reaching for the Moon

Artist: Ohara Koson  Date Created: 1900s Location: Japan Medium: Woodblock print; ink and color on paper Historical Period: Meiji era…

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The Power of Figurines and Physicality: A Study of Buddhism Deities and how Their Figurines Came to be

Overview: Throughout almost all religions across the world, an innumerable amount of deities exist, spanning polytheistic and monotheistic institutions alike….

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Hiroshima Panels XI Mother and Child

Title: XI Mother and Child (eleventh of the series, Hiroshima Panels) Creator: Maruki Toshi, Maruki Iri Date: 1959 Culture: Japanese…

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Hiroshima Panels I Ghosts

Title: I Ghosts (first of the series, Hiroshima Panels) Creator: Maruki Iri, Maruki Toshi Date: 1950 Period: Post-WWII US Occupation…

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“Out of the Dark Valley: Japanese Woodblock Prints and War, 1937-1945”

Brown, Kendall H. “Out of the Dark Valley: Japanese Woodblock Prints and War, 1937-1945.” Impressions, no. 23, 2001, pp. 64–85….

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Hiroshima Panels XII Floating Lanterns

Title: XII Floating Lanterns (twelfth of the series, Hiroshima Panels) Creator: Maruki Toshi, Maruki Iri Date: 1968 Culture: Japanese Materials:…

Dōtaku (Ritual Bell) with Flowing Water Design

Details Title: Dōtaku (Ritual Bell) with Flowing Water Design Creator: Unknown Date: B.C. 1th Century Type: bronze External Link: http://syuweb.kyohaku.go.jp/ibmuseum_public/index.php?app=shiryo&mode=detail&list_id=445017&data_id=6495 This bronze ritual bell, dōtaku,…

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Super Famicom Super Godzilla – Japanese Edition Cover

Perhaps the most famous monster of all time, Godzilla was born just less than a decade after the end of…

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Jizo Bosatsu Standing on a Double Lotus

Title: Jizo Bosatsu Standing on a Double Lotus Location: Japan Culture: Japan (15th Century AD) Medium: Gilded Wood Dimensions: Width:…

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Dancing Fox

Artist: Ohara Koson (1877-1945) Title: Dancing Fox Medium: Washi on Woodblock with Ink and Color Date: 1910 Dimensions: 14 1/2…

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Untitled (Three Women Listening)

Title: Untitled (Three Women Listening) Creator: Kunisada, Utagawa Date: 1851-53 Culture: Japanese Materials: Wood, Ink Dimensions: aprox. 12 x 18…

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“Woodblock Prints in the Ukiyo-e Style”

Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura, also known as The Great Wave is one of the most famous Japanese Woodblock paintings. Japanese…

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Spring Evening on the Kintai Bridge, Yamaguchi

Title: Spring Evening on the Kintai Bridge, Yamaguchi Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) Culture: Japanese (1947) Medium: Color Woodblock Print Dimensions:…

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Hiroshima Panels XIII Death of the American Prisoners of War

Title: XIII Death of the American Prisoners of War, (thirteenth of the series, Hiroshima Panels) Creator: Maruki Iri, Maruki Toshi…

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Hiroshima Panels XIV Crows

Title: XIV Crows (Fourteenth of the series, Hiroshima Panels) Creator: Maruki Toshi, Maruki Iri Date: 1972 Culture: Japanese Materials: Sumi…

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Hiroshima Panels Crows

Title: XIV Crows Creator: Maruki Toshi, Maruki Iri Date: 1972 Culture: Japanese Materials: Sumi ink on paper Dimensions: 180 cm…

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Hiroshima Panels III Water

Title: III Water (third of the series, Hiroshima Panels) Creator: Maruki Iri, Maruki Toshi Date: c. 1950 Period: Post-Word War…

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The Hiroshima Panels “III Water”

Title of piece: Water Artists: Iri and Toshi Maruki Date Painted: 1950 Medium: Sumi ink, charcoal or conté on paper…

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Hiroshima Panels VI Atomic Desert

Title: VI Atomic Desert (sixth of the series, Hiroshima Panels) Creator: Maruki Toshi, Maruki Iri Date: 1953 Culture: Japanese Materials:…

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Hiroshima Panel: VIII Relief

Relief, 1950 Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki, Japanese Sumi ink, charcoal, or conté on paper180 × 720 cm On August…

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Jomon Period Jar

Title: Jar Date: 2500-1500 BCE Location: Japan Physical Dimensions: h14.13 in (Overall) Provenance: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with the Hollis Family Foundation Fund, the Henry…

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Jomon Vessel with Flame-like Ornamentation

Title: Jomon Vessel with Flame-like Ornamentation Creator: Unknown Date: 3000-2000 B.C. Period: Jomon Period Location: Umataka, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata Culture: Japanese…

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Bronze Mirror

Title: Bronze Mirror Location: Japan Period: Middle Kofun Period Date: 400/499 Culture: Yamoto Medium: Bronze Dimensions: Diameter: 12.90cm (excl. jingles)…

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Bronze Mirror Decorated with Triangular Rim, Double-Wave-Patterned Band, Gods, and Animals

Creator: Unknown Period: Kofun Period Date: 3- 4th century Culture: Japan Medium: Bronze Dimensions: 21. 5 cm long diameter Classification: Unknown…

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Bronze Mirror Decorated with Triangular Rim, Double-Wave-Patterned Band, Gods, and Animals

Title: Bronze Mirror Decorated with Triangular Rim, Double-Wave-Patterned Band, Gods, and Animals Creator: Unknown Place: Higashinomiya Tumulus on Mount Hakusan, Japan Size:…

Magatama and Earrings

Title: Magatama and Earrings Creator: Unknown Culture: Japanese Kofun period Date: 5th Century Physical Dimensions: Magatama’s height – 4 cm, Earings – 0.2 cm…

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Dotaku (Bronze Bell)

Title: Dotaku (Bronze Bell) Creator: Once Known Date: Yayoi period (ca. 300 B.C.–A.D. 300) Culture: Japanese Medium: Bronze Repository: The Metropolitan Museum…

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Jomon Vessel with Flame-like Ornamentation

Title: Jomon Vessel with Flame-like Ornamentation Creator: Unknown Date:  3000 – 2000 BC Period: Jomon Period Location: Umataka, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata,…

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The Unnamed Prints of Connecticut College

Introduction For my independent study, I focused on a series of Japanese woodblock prints that Connecticut College has in its…

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Spring Evening at the Kintai Bridge

Title: Spring Evening at the Kintai BridgeCreator: Kawase HasuiPeriod: PostwarDate: 1947Culture: JapanSeries: N/AStyle:Medium: woodblock print; ink and color on paperDimensions:…

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Tozaki, Ukishima, in Ibaraki Prefecture

Title: Tozaki, Ukishima, in Ibaraki PrefectureCreator: Kawase HasuiPeriod: ShôwaDate: 1936Culture: JapanSeries: N/AStyle:Medium: woodblock print; ink and color on paperDimensions: 25…

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Minakuchi: The Famous Pine Trees at the foot of Mount Hiramatsu

Title: Minakuchi: The Famous Pine Trees at the foot of Mount HiramatsuCreator:  Utagawa HiroshigePeriod: EdoDate: 1855Culture: JapanSeries: The Fifty-Three Stations…

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View From the Precinct of Kanda Myojin Shrine

Title: View From the Precinct of Kanda Myojin ShrineCreator:  Utagawa Hiroshige Period: EdoDate: 1854Culture: JapanSeries:  100 Views of EdoStyle: Ukiyo-eMedium: woodblock…

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Kanbara: Clear Weather after Snow

Title: Kanbara: Clear Weather after SnowCreator: Utagawa HiroshigePeriod: EdoDate: 1852Culture: JapanSeries: The Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road Style: Ukiyo-eMedium: woodblock…

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Toyokawa River and Yoshida Bridge

Title: Toyokawa River and Yoshida BridgeCreator: Utagawa HiroshigePeriod: EdoDate: 1841-1844Culture: JapanSeries: The Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road Style: Ukiyo-eMedium: woodblock…

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Enoshima In Sagami Province

Title: Enoshima In Sagami ProvinceCreator: Utagawa HiroshigePeriod: EdoDate: 1840’sCulture: JapanSeries: N/AStyle: Ukiyo-eMedium: woodblock print; ink and color on paperDimensions: 22…

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Triptych

Title: Triptych Creator: Utagawa KunisadaPeriod: EdoDate: 1840Culture: JapanSeries: N/AStyle: Ukiyo-eMedium: woodblock print; ink and color on paperDimensions: 34 x 23…

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Tohto Famous Shiba Akabane Zojoji Temple

Title: Tohto Famous Shiba Akabane Zojoji TempleCreator: Utagawa Hiroshige Period: EdoDate: 1839-1842Culture: JapanSeries: Famous Places in the Eastern CapitalStyle: Ukiyo-eMedium: woodblock…