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Photographs of Japanese Sword Guards (1916)

- September 24, 2019 in design, japan, japanese art, metalwork, sword guards, swords, tsuba

Exquisite photographs of tsuba, or sword guards, from medieval and early modern Japan.

Polychrome Woodblocks of Itō Jakuchū Birds

- November 27, 2018 in birds, japan, japanese art, woodblock print, woodblocks

Meiji era copies (ca. 1900) of original designs by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800), a Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period notable for his striking modern aesthetic.

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

- 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)

- 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

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

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

Utagawa Hiroshige: Last Great Master of Ukiyo-e

- 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.