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  • Right now, in New York City, there are two excellent exhibitions occurring which focus on the world of Rinpa art. Rinpa is something of an enigmatic artistic movement. Rinpa wasn’t a traditional […]

    The Beautiful World of Rinpa

    Right now, in New York City, there are two excellent exhibitions occurring which focus on the world of Rinpa art. Rinpa is something of an enigmatic artistic movement. Rinpa wasn’t a traditional […]

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  • This past Friday and Saturday I had the opportunity to attend The Artist in Edo Symposium, organized by the Freer Sackler gallery and National Gallery of Art. This exhibition was […]

    The Artist in Edo Symposium

    This past Friday and Saturday I had the opportunity to attend The Artist in Edo Symposium, organized by the Freer Sackler gallery and National Gallery of Art. This exhibition was […]

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  • I was recently reading the essay “Feminine Motifs in Bodhidharma Symbology in Japan“, it was really interesting to see the different ways in which bits of Buddhist lore were interwoven […]

    Harunobu: Daruma, mitate, and feminine motifs

    I was recently reading the essay “Feminine Motifs in Bodhidharma Symbology in Japan“, it was really interesting to see the different ways in which bits of Buddhist lore were interwoven […]

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  • A very rare edition of Ito Shinsui’s famous “After the bath” print has come up for auction at Floating World Auctions. According to them this print is actually from Shinsui’s […]

    Bathing Beauties

    A very rare edition of Ito Shinsui’s famous “After the bath” print has come up for auction at Floating World Auctions. According to them this print is actually from Shinsui’s […]

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  • The site Viewing Japanese Prints has two excellent articles on fading in Japanese prints. The first shows three prints, displayed above, by the same artist and from the same time […]

    Fading in Prints

    The site Viewing Japanese Prints has two excellent articles on fading in Japanese prints. The first shows three prints, displayed above, by the same artist and from the same time […]

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  • I ran across this particular print in a lot of Japanese prints at an auction at I.M. Chait. It was quite different from most of the other prints that one […]

    Torii Kiyomasu II Print

    I ran across this particular print in a lot of Japanese prints at an auction at I.M. Chait. It was quite different from most of the other prints that one […]

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  • A copy of Hokusai’s Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji has come up for auction at Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia. This is a Japanese Woodblock print book (which is a sub-category […]

    Hokusai: Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji

    A copy of Hokusai’s Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji has come up for auction at Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia. This is a Japanese Woodblock print book (which is a sub-category […]

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