Monthly Archives: October 2014

Reassessing Kunisada

Kunisada, Actors in Mirrors 1832 Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) known in his lifetime as Toyokuni II and in our time as Toyokuni III, remains one of the least appreciated artists of nineteenth century Japan. What follows here is not an academic … Continue reading

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Sex, tea and theatre: Haiku’s rude sister, the Senryu

Japanese poetry is a hard thing to write about or to explain in the west – it seems to me sometimes a travesty to do so – nevertheless the Japanese poetic imagination informs all Japanese culture and at every level, … Continue reading

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