It is amazing how ink and color on paper comes to live in the tale of Genji.
Although the 12th century painting is old, it still has so much detail and energy in it. One
of the most amazing things about this piece is the detail in
This decorative Deep Bowl ("flame ware") made in the middle Jomon period is quite
extraordinary compared to the initial Jomon period. The flat base makes it look like an urn or a
vase. The base of the Deep Bowl is narrow and slowl
Beauties decorated with applied birds feather. Nara period, c. 752. Folding screen,
third panel. H: 134 cm, W: 52.8 cm.
Six-panel folding screens with Chinese maxim. Ink, color (vermilion and malachite
green), and bird feather on paper. Nara perio
Hundred Buddhas. One of the woodblock printed sheet originally inserted into statues
of Amida Buddhas. Jruriji, Nara. Heian period, 11th-12th century
Tale of Ise. Series of woodblock printed book using movable type called Saga books,
Incense box with dragon design. Cinnabar lacquered wood with embossed design
coated in red lacquer. C. 18th century.
Circular box with garden scene with flowers of four seasons. Carved red lacquer.
Ming Dynasty (China), c. 1403-1424.
Incense container. W
Cargo Boat Passing through Waves. From the series, Landscape Prints in Western
Style. Designed by Hokusai. Woodblock print, chban. Edo, 1805.
Great Wave of Kanagawa. From the series, Thirty-six views of Mt. Fuji. By Hokusai.
Woodblock print. Edo period,
The Kasuga- style shrine is a very angular building. The roofing of the building curves up
and out like waves. The height of the building helps the shrine give this appearance of
sacredness, but also very welcoming. The simplicity