Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tomoe Gozen – Woman Warrior

It is so easy to miss what’s going on in Japanese prints – sometimes just looking hard isn’t enough. There are two prints on this page, one is of a female warrior battling a man and the other is of … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years of Ukiyo-e at Toshidama Gallery

Kunisada, Iwai Shijaku as an Oiran, 1823 Japanese woodblock prints had been fairly commonplace on the Edo scene by the turn of the nineteenth century. What we now term the ‘classical school’; that is, the artists that were satellites of … Continue reading

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Bonsai Trees in Japanese Prints – Small is Beautiful

I suppose that if you were to ask most people about traditional Japanese culture, they would talk about geishas and samurai, sushi, kimonos and bonsai trees. It’s likely though that few people would know much about the bonsai tree and … Continue reading

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