Category Archives: Sino-Japanese War

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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From War Prints to Travel Posters – The Influence of Japanese Style

Here are pictures of two very fine pieces of graphic art. They look very similar, although one is showing a ship being blown up and in the other, a boat being used for a very different purpose. They look as … Continue reading

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Heroes and Villains – the Fantastical World of Samurai Prints

Here is the Samurai video we made to coincide with the current show at the gallery, on our Blip tv channel. [blip.tv ?posts_id=4875489&dest=-1]  

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Japanese Warrior Prints – Reverie and Reportage

Woodblock prints of Japanese warriors tended to dominate the ukiyo-e scene from the 1820’s until nearly the end of the century. What is surprising is how so many prints were produced of battles, skirmishes, victories and defeats without actually witnessing … Continue reading

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