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Kuniyoshi to Yoshitoshi – Reviving the Warrior Class

Yoshitora, Attack on a Castle, 1864 Cultures turn to mythologies for reassurance – myths define us like daydreams, they show us how we might be. In England, (where we were recently reminded of all those knights in armour at Prime … Continue reading

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The Army beneath the Waves

We’re showing two prints in the current exhibition at the Toshidama Gallery which commemorate the battle of Dan-no-ura from 1185. This legend is part historical fact, part myth and part ghost story. Interestingly, it is also the subject of a … Continue reading

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