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The Bakemono Zukushi “Monster” Scroll (18th–19th century)

Adam Green - June 5, 2018 in bakemono, ghosts, japan, japanese art, japanese folklore, kwaidan, Lafcadio Hearn, monsters, yokai

Ghoulish array of shapeshifting monsters from Japanese folklore.

The Bakemono Zukushi “Monster” Scroll (18th–19th century)

Adam Green - June 5, 2018 in bakemono, ghosts, japan, japanese art, japanese folklore, kwaidan, Lafcadio Hearn, monsters, yokai

Ghoulish array of shapeshifting monsters from Japanese folklore.

Utagawa Hiroshige: Last Great Master of Ukiyo-e

Adam Green - April 25, 2018 in Hiroshige, japan, japanese art, ukiyo-e, Utagawa Hiroshige

Highlights from the fantastic collection of Hiroshige prints held at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

A Collection of Fashionable English Words (1887)

Adam Green - January 23, 2018 in Alphabet, japan, japanese, language, learning, translation, words

Japanese woodcuts from a series by Kamekichi Tsunajima titled “Ryūkō eigo zukushi”, showing images of animals, activities and objects each with their Japanese and English names.

A Collection of Fashionable English Words (1887)

Adam Green - January 23, 2018 in Alphabet, japan, japanese, language, learning, translation, words

Japanese woodcuts from a series by Kamekichi Tsunajima titled “Ryūkō eigo zukushi”, showing images of animals, activities and objects each with their Japanese and English names.

A Collection of Fashionable English Words (1887)

Adam Green - January 23, 2018 in Alphabet, japan, japanese, language, learning, translation, words

Japanese woodcuts from a series by Kamekichi Tsunajima titled “Ryūkō eigo zukushi”, showing images of animals, activities and objects each with their Japanese and English names.

Kusakabe Kimbei’s Photographs of Late 19th-Century Japan

Adam Green - August 15, 2017 in 19th-century Japan, asia, japan, Kusakabe Kimbei, old photographs of japan

Photographs depicting everyday scenes in 19th-century Japan by Kusakabe Kimbei.

Kusakabe Kimbei’s Photographs of Late 19th-Century Japan

Adam Green - August 15, 2017 in 19th-century Japan, asia, japan, Kusakabe Kimbei, old photographs of japan

Photographs depicting everyday scenes in 19th-century Japan by Kusakabe Kimbei.

Kusakabe Kimbei’s Photographs of Late 19th-Century Japan

Adam Green - August 15, 2017 in 19th-century Japan, asia, japan, Kusakabe Kimbei, old photographs of japan

Photographs depicting everyday scenes in 19th-century Japan by Kusakabe Kimbei.

Ha Bun Shu: a Japanese Book of Wave and Ripple Designs (1919)

Adam Green - June 22, 2017 in design, japan, japanese, ocean, ripples, sea, water, waves

Wonderful selection of wave and ripple designs produced by the Japanese artist Mori Yuzan, which would have found their way onto swords and associated paraphernalia, as well as lacquerware, Netsuke, religious objects, and a host of other items.