The works of Japanese artist Takahashi Shotei (1871-1945) appealed both to his countryman and Western audiences, apparent in the unforgettable rendition of White Cat above.
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Here’s another snow scene by Japanese artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) for the closing days of the year. In U.S. public domain.
There was never a night or problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. Bernard Williams* Japanese artist Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943) had strong artistic ties with the West; the beauty and drama of nature was a favorite theme. British philosopher Bernard Williams (1929-2003) wrote often about ethical and moral issues. *Source unknown.
ABOVE THE CLOUDS MT. FUJI THROUGH THE EYES OF HIROSHIGE A wise man climbs Mt. Fuji once; only a fool climbs it twice. Japanese saying I’ve already featured the woodblock prints of the prolific Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), whose works are not only esteemed in Japan, but have had considerable influence on Western art as […]
THE MEETING OF EAST & WEST A PROFILE OF LOVELINESS The building of the Pola Museum was envisioned on the basis of a “symbiosis between Hakone’s natural beauty and the works of art” concept. Pola Museum Website Set in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Pola Museum, which just opened in 2002, has a diverse collection […]
Please click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. JAPANESE MIDNIGHT MOONRISE OVER THE WATERFALL The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. Carl Sandburg Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the superstars of Japanese art, while American writer Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) won three Pulitzer […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. BEST FRIENDS & COMPANIONS DO NOT DISTURB, A SLEEPING PUP Do not disturb the sleeping dog. Alessandro Allegri I couldn’t resist this slumbering puppy by Japanese artist Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942), whose work I featured on my most recent blog. Alessandro […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE ART OF THE KIMONO A GIFT FROM JAPAN A loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume. Kimono, definition, Dictionary.com During his long career versatile Japanese artist Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942) created a […]
SNOWFALL IN JAPAN WALKING TOWARD THE TEMPLE SANCTUARY You can’t get too much winter in the winter. Robert Frost, Snow Both the works of Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) have been featured in several of our blogs. For more on both these creative figures, click: Winter […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. “FLOATING WORLD” OF JAPAN A STARRY NIGHT Night is a world lit by itself. Antonio Porchia* Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) ranks with Hokusai as a master portrayer of the ukiyo-e or “floating world,” scenes of Japanese everyday life in the 18th and […]