Monthly Archives: May 2014

Images of Men and Women in Japanese Woodblock Prints

Toshikata, Samurai and Landscape, 1887 The current exhibition at the Toshidama Gallery shows twenty-four prints of men and women, all of them from the nineteenth century. Immediately obvious is how, despite stylistic and technical development, images of men remain pretty … Continue reading

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Lost in The Realm of the Senses

“… living only for the moment, savouring the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms, and the maple leaves, singing songs, drinking sake, and diverting oneself just in floating, unconcerned by the prospect of imminent poverty, buoyant and carefree, like a gourd … Continue reading

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