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What To Look For In A Japanese Print

When most people first start to look at Japanese woodblock prints I suppose that they are struck by the colours or the force of the design, a nagging familiarity or perhaps a sense just of beauty and rightness. Certainly it … Continue reading

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The Genius of Hirosada

The current exhibition of Japanese prints at the Toshidama Gallery looks at portraits of the kabuki stage. Amongst the pictures on show are several by the artist Konishi Hirosada (ca. 1810-1864). Originally known as Sadahiro, he changed the order of … Continue reading

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