Arts Everyday Living: A Monkey’s World–Through the Eyes of a Japanese Master

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THROUGH THE EYES OF A JAPANESE MASTER

A MONKEY’S WORLD

 

Macaques are the most widespread primates except humans.  All macaques have powerful jaws, long canine teeth and pouches that hold the same volume of food as their stomachs. The Japanese macaque is the most northerly-living-non-human primate.

BBC Nature

Kansetsu

Hashimoto Kansetsu, Monkey, 1940, color on silk, Adachi Museum of Art, Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture, Japan

Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945) was a versatile Japanese artist, working in the first half of the twentieth century. His portrayals of animals, particularly primates like Monkey above, are unusually sensitive, demonstrating his rapport and sympathy with wildlife.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and is in the public domain.

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