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People, Places and Things in Japanese Prints

Chikanobu, Tango at the Chiyoda Palace, 1894 The new show at the Toshidama Gallery which opens on the 25th May 2018 has the apparently obvious title, People, Places and Things. I am a the director of the gallery and I … Continue reading

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Okubi-e Portraits

Kunichika, Nakamura Shikan as Kato Kiyomasa Okubi-e refers to the distinctive large head to frame ratio of certain ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock print) portraits from eighteenth and nineteenth century Japan. There’s no strict definition here as to what constitutes a portrait … Continue reading

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