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Fifty “pictures from the floating world” celebrate Japonisme

This year marks the 160th anniversary of the opening of diplomatic relations between France and Japan, paving the way to its status as global …

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<i>Carp Swimming Against a Waterfall, 1852</i><p><b>“Considered the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre</b> (“pictures of the floating world”), the Japanese artist …

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Adorable landscapes by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

<b>Adorable landscapes by Utagawa Kuniyoshi</b><p><b>Lee Jay Walker</b><p><b>Modern Tokyo Times</b><p>Utagawa Kuniyoshi is among the crème de la crème of <i>ukiyo-e</i> artists because …

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The Historical 'Loyal League of 47 Samurai' Inspires a Show at SBMA

Learn about the historical story that proved to be a muse for many artists over many generations, with a new exhibition in Santa Barbara about Akō …

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How Van Gogh imagined Japan

Soon after his arrival in Paris in 1886, Van Gogh purchased no fewer than 660 brightly coloured, inexpensive woodcut prints from the dealer Siegfried …

Hokusai’s prints — as you’ve never seen them before | Christie's

As a collection of Hokusai’s ukiyo-e prints appears in our Japanese and Korean Art sale on April 18 in New York, we thought it would be fun to bring …

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Art of Japan and the mystery of Utamaro

<b>Art of Japan and the mystery of Utamaro</b><p><b>Lee Jay Walker</b><p><b>Modern Tokyo Times</b><p>The distinguished art of Utamaro Kitagawa is known internationally based on …

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Kuniyoshi: The Masterpieces at Ronin Gallery

For Asia Week 2018, Ronin Gallery invites you to immerse yourself in the fantastical realms of Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) woodblock prints. Kuniyoshi: The …

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Shini-e and Art of Japan: “I leave my brush in the East”

<b>Shini-e and Art of Japan: “I leave my brush in the East”</b><p><b>Lee Jay Walker</b><p><b>Modern Tokyo Times</b><p>The world of <i>ukiyo-e</i> in Japan also covered the world of death …

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Exploring war through woodblock prints

Sensō-e, literally "war pictures," are a particularly dramatic form of Japanese woodblock print that emerged as a style of reportage during the …

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Japanese Woodblock Print Search - Ukiyo-e Search

Amazing images of Tokyo before it was a city

Before Tokyo matured into the gleaming, dense city it is today, it was a small fishing village called Edo.<p>Now home to over 13 million people, the …

Everything You Need to Know About Hokusai, the Painter of ‘The Great Wave’

While most people instantly recognize <i>The Great Wave off Kanagawa</i>, some may not know anything about its eccentric creator, Katsushika Hokusai. Having produced a colossal volume of around 30,000 works during his lifetime, <i>The Great Wave</i> woodblock print wasn’t produced until 60 years after he first …

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9 Potters to Watch in 2018...They are Killing it.

The pervasiveness of handmade pottery is a remarkable part of our modern culture. There is no substantial reason that potters should exist at all …

Robot parts, vases and 'the cloud': This master sculptor is making a mash-up of past and future

Born in Dublin to Trinidadian parents of Asian descent, Vancouver-based artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang has created a body of work that reflects on …

Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji

<b>Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji</b><p><b>Lee Jay Walker</b><p><b>Modern Tokyo Times</b><p>Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) is the most famous Japanese lady …

Japanese Landscapes by Kuniyoshi

<b>Japanese Landscapes by Kuniyoshi</b><p><b>Lee Jay Walker</b><p><b>Modern Tokyo Times</b><p>Utagawa Kuniyoshi is among the crème de la crème of <i>ukiyo-e</i> artists because his …

Shinto | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The ancient Japanese found divinity manifested within nature itself. Flowering peaks, flowing rivers, and venerable trees, for example, were thought …

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Surreal Ceramic Sculptures Expertly Crafted to Look Like Carved Wood

Last year, we introduced you to Christopher David White—a sculptor who expertly tricks the eye with his surreal ceramic sculptures that look like decaying pieces of wood. Believing that “humanity is inextricably linked to the natural world,” White’s work features tree-like human body parts—such as …

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers | Colossal

<p>When stopping to consider these masterful ceramic objects by artist by Matthew Chambers, a flood of familiar images came to mind as I tried to …

Art of Japan and Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)

<b>Art of Japan and Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)</b><p><b>Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker</b><p><b>Modern Tokyo Times</b><p>Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) fought on the wrong …

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New Porcelain Vessels Densely Layered in Leaf Sprigs and Other Botanical Forms by Hitomi Hosono | Colossal

<p>Ceramicist Hitomi Hosono (previously) creates porcelain vessels layered in hundreds of leaf sprigs and other botanical forms. These monochromatic …

Japanese Art: Bridge in the Rain by Van Gogh based on the Altered Reality of Hiroshige

<b>Japanese Art: Bridge in the Rain by Van Gogh based on the</b> <b>Altered Reality of Hiroshige</b><p><b>Lee Jay Walker</b><p><b>Modern Tokyo Times</b><p>The Japanese artist, Ando …

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Japanese Folklore, Shintoism, and Ghost Themes in Art

<b>Japanese Folklore, Shintoism, and Ghost Themes in Art</b><p><b>Lee Jay Walker</b><p><b>Modern Tokyo Times</b><p>Shintoism runs throughout the fabric of religion in Japan …

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Take an Impossibly Charming Tour of Japan with Hiroshige

A beautifully bound tome dedicated to woodblock-printer Hiroshige offers a typically Japanese reading of his homeland<p>“Japanese scholars of Japanese …

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Japan’s Tattoo Art, in Classic Woodblock Prints

If, as Christianity teaches, the human body is a temple of a holy spirit or of an individual’s own soul, or, as Confucianism advises, the body should …

Perfect Guide To Sumida Hokusai Museum

Sumida Hokusai Museum<p>This museum is situated in the Sumida Ward because Katsushika Hokusai was born in this ward around 1760. Striking an …

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Japanese Art and the portrayal of modernity through the prism of Yokohama-e

<b>Japanese Art and the portrayal of modernity through the prism of Yokohama-e</b><p><b>Lee Jay Walker</b><p><b>Modern Tokyo Times</b><p>The artist Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei …

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'Hokusai's Lost Manga' book released in Japan

The Japanese version of the book "Hokusai's Lost Manga," which is a compilation of manga drawings by the Edo period artist Katsushika Hokusai that …

See The Great Wave: Hokusai’s fantastical work during the last years of his fruitful life

Hokusai was one of Japan’s artistic gems, needless to say. His career was eventful and productive. His advancing age played no part in diminishing …

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