Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Century of Japanese Women 1804 – 1899

Toshidama Gallery opens a new exhibition today on women in nineteenth century Japanese woodblock prints. We’ve tried to move the focus away from the classic bijin picture of graceful women of leisure to show prints of women engaged in everyday … Continue reading

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Looking at Prints – Two Women and a Dog by Utagawa Toyohiro

What can we tell of this brush drawing by Toyohiro? The drawing tells us a great deal about the process of Japanese woodblock printing and raises questions which everyone has about authenticity and process. This drawing is from the early … Continue reading

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13 Assassins – or maybe 17?

The London billboards are plastered with movie posters right now, advertising the new Japanese film 13 Assassins by the renowned film-maker Toshiaki Nakazawa. Regular readers of this blog will be already familiar with the Japanese history of The Revenge of … Continue reading

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Kasa-obake, or why not to throw away that old umbrella…

Here’s a film we made about the fabled one-legged umbrella demon.

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