Category Archives: Architecture

Toshidama… A Print per Day – Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Toto no Meisho): The Spiral Hall of the Temple of the Five Hundred Arhats, Oban. 1834. This lovely, lovely print by Hiroshige is of a strange place indeed… one that no … Continue reading

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Japan, Modernism and the Out-of-Town Store

It is a hard task to say definitively that this picture influenced this painting or this architect influenced this building. The strands and threads of art history are so entwined that the real story is often lost in the convenient … Continue reading

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