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Rijksmuseum’s Japanese temple guardians are inspiration for a new children’s novel

In 2007 the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam acquired a pair of impressive Buddhist guardian statues, which now are on permanent display in a prominent location in the museum’s Asia Pavilion. The statues date from the 14th century and were originally placed

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Rijksmuseum’s Japanese temple guardians are inspiration for a new children’s novel

In 2007 the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam acquired a pair of impressive Buddhist guardian statues, which now are on permanent display in a prominent location in the museum’s Asia Pavilion. The statues date from the 14th century and were originally placed

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Understanding Japanese Woodblock Printed Illustrated Books

Ukiyo-e or images of the floating world exist in various formats. Paintings and individual sheet prints are the best known examples. But the world of 17th to 19th century Japan is also depicted in book format: in woodblock printed illustrated

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Understanding Japanese Woodblock Printed Illustrated Books

Ukiyo-e or images of the floating world exist in various formats. Paintings and individual sheet prints are the best known examples. But the world of 17th to 19th century Japan is also depicted in book format: in woodblock printed illustrated

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New book: Looking East. Western Artists and the Allure of Japan

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has sent its collection out for travel. This year and in 2015 an exhibition entitled Looking East travels to six different venues, four in the United States and two in Japan. The exhibition

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New book: Looking East. Western Artists and the Allure of Japan

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has sent its collection out for travel. This year and in 2015 an exhibition entitled Looking East travels to six different venues, four in the United States and two in Japan. The exhibition

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New publication on netsuke in the British Museum collection

British Museum Press has just published a very nice publication on their netsuke collection. Netsuke are miniature sculptures, toggles which serve to anchor small objects such as medicine boxes, hanging from the waistband. The small, square sized book entitled Netsuke:

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New publication on netsuke in the British Museum collection

British Museum Press has just published a very nice publication on their netsuke collection. Netsuke are miniature sculptures, toggles which serve to anchor small objects such as medicine boxes, hanging from the waistband. The small, square sized book entitled Netsuke:

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Book Stars of the Tokyo Stage, Natori Shunsen’s Kabuki Actor Prints

Stars of the Tokyo Stage, Natori Shunsen’s Kabuki Actor Prints, is to my knowledge the first English language publication on twentieth century print master Natori Shunsen (1886-1960). It was published at the occasion of an exhibition of Shunsen’s works at

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Book Stars of the Tokyo Stage, Natori Shunsen’s Kabuki Actor Prints

Stars of the Tokyo Stage, Natori Shunsen’s Kabuki Actor Prints, is to my knowledge the first English language publication on twentieth century print master Natori Shunsen (1886-1960). It was published at the occasion of an exhibition of Shunsen’s works at

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New guide to explore Japanese museums

Ten years after A Guide to Japanese Art Collections in the UK (by Gregory Irvine), the Japan Society in London has published a new guide: The art lover’s guide to Japanese museums. Author is Sophie Richard, a freelance art historian.

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New guide to explore Japanese museums

Ten years after A Guide to Japanese Art Collections in the UK (by Gregory Irvine), the Japan Society in London has published a new guide: The art lover’s guide to Japanese museums. Author is Sophie Richard, a freelance art historian.

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Japan Since 1945: a Key Issues in Asian Studies publication

Last week the annual Association for Asian Studies Conference (AAS) was held in Philadelphia (27-31 March) and at the conference’s book fair I found a good read on the history of modern Japan. A few thousand scholars in Asian Studies

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Japan Since 1945: a Key Issues in Asian Studies publication

Last week the annual Association for Asian Studies Conference (AAS) was held in Philadelphia (27-31 March) and at the conference’s book fair I found a good read on the history of modern Japan. A few thousand scholars in Asian Studies

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