Monthly Archives: July 2013

Matoi – Fire Standards of Edo

Edo (sometimes called City of Fires), was perhaps the most fire prone city in the world; there is a saying, “Fires and quarrels are the flowers of Edo, yet the greater essence is the fireman”. There were over five hundred … Continue reading

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Toshidama Gallery Japanese Prints: The Same But Different – Looking for Archetypes in Japanese Art

Toshidama Gallery Japanese Prints: The Same But Different – Looking for Archetypes in Japanese Art.

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The Same But Different – Looking for Archetypes in Japanese Art

Yoshikazu, The Battle of Dan-no-Ura of 1185 – the hero Yoshitsune performs his 8-boat leap When putting together the current show at the Toshidama Gallery, I was struck by how archetypal are the figures in Japanese mythology (here I mean … Continue reading

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