Arts Everyday Living: Looking Through a Japanese Artist’s Window-The Divine Cat

 

 

 

THE DIVINE CAT

THROUGH A JAPANESE ARTIST’S WINDOW

 

A cat is only technically an animal, being divine.

Robert Wilson Lynd

Hiroshige

Hiroshige, Asakusa Ricefileds and Torinomachi Festival, c. 1857, woodblock print.

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)  was one of the giants of ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”), immortalizing everyday life during the Edo period.  A highly prolific artist, his series of woodblock prints take 21st century audiences on a journey into long ago Japan, such as Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido and 100 Famous Views of Edo which includes Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival above.

Irish writer and editor, Robert Wilson Lynd (1879-1949) was also a dedicated Irish patriot and advocate of the Gaelic language.

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The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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