Monthly Archives: September 2012

China and Japan – A Brief History of Conflict

The more than century-long territorial dispute between China and Japan has been in the news over the last few weeks, this time because of the disputed ownership of the tiny island chain which the Japanese call Senkaku and the Chinese … Continue reading

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Toyohara Kunichika – An Evaluation

The Actor Ichikawa Udanji as Ozawa Tomofusa 1882  The  woodblock prints of Toyohara Kunichika have become more visible over recent years than at any time since his death in 1900. This is partly because of the  publication in 1999 of … Continue reading

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Snakes and Ladders and Sugoroku

Most Japanese prints stick to a limited range of formats: oban, oban triptych, chuban and so on. Very occasionally one comes across huge six-sheet prints crammed with figures, quite different to the normal run of prints. These large format prints … Continue reading

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