Monthly Archives: January 2011

Kunichika at The Toshidama Gallery

“‘A gorgeous view, a gorgeous view, even a thousand pieces of gold is too little to pay for spring’s splendid scenery.” So remarked Ishikawa Goemon, looking out from on top of Nanzen-ji temple’s Sanmon Gate. How wonderful that Toyohara Kunchika … Continue reading

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The Genius of Hirosada

The current exhibition of Japanese prints at the Toshidama Gallery looks at portraits of the kabuki stage. Amongst the pictures on show are several by the artist Konishi Hirosada (ca. 1810-1864). Originally known as Sadahiro, he changed the order of … Continue reading

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