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In The Life and Afterlives of Hanabusa Itchō, Miriam Wattles reveals many facets of a forgotten artist of the Edo period. Infamous for being exiled, in later generations he became a symbol for a subtly subversive potential for art.
Alfred Haft (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)
Aesthetics of the Floating World offers an in-depth account of three aesthetic concepts—mitate, yatsushi, and fūryū—which influenced the way early-modern Japanese popular culture absorbed and responded to this force of cultural tradition. Combining literary, historical, and visual evidence, the ...
Rosina Buckland (National Museum of Scotland)
In Painting Nature for the Nation: Taki Katei and the Challenges to Sinophile Culture in Meiji Japan, Rosina Buckland offers an account of the career of the painter Taki Katei (1830–1901). Drawing on a large body of previously unpublished paintings, collaborative works and book illustrations by ...
Helen Kilpatrick (University of Wollongong)
In Miyazawa Kenji and His Illustrators, Helen Kilpatrick examines re-visionings of the literature of one of Japan’s most celebrated authors, Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933). The deeply Buddhist Kenji's imaginative dōwa (children’s tales) are among the most frequently illustrated in Japan today. ...
Caroline Hirasawa (Sophia University, Tokyo)
Hell-bent for Heaven in Tateyama mandara treats the history, religious practice, and visual culture that developed around the mountain Tateyama in Toyama prefecture. Caroline Hirasawa traces the formation of institutions to worship kami and Buddhist divinities in the area, examines how two towns ...
William S. Rodner
The Japanese artist Yoshio Markino enjoyed a successful career in early twentieth century London as an artist and author. This book examines his uniquely Asian perspective on British society and culture at a time when Japan eagerly sought engagement with the West.
Through analysis of sculptural representations of the Medicine Buddha (J: Yakushi Nyorai), this book offers a fresh perspective on the seminal role played by Saichō and the Tendai school in disseminating this devotional cult throughout Japan during the Heian period.
Magnificent art and architecture created for the emperor with the financial support of powerful warlords at the beginning of Japan’s early modern era (1580s-1680s) testify to the continued cultural and ideological significance of the imperial family. Works created in this context are discussed ...
The Harunobu Decade presents some 700 prints from Harunobu and his immediate followers and pupils, kept in the highly-acclaimed collection of Japanese prints of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. David Waterhouse’s elaborate descriptions of the prints are accompanied by full-color illustrations ...
Chris Uhlenbeck and Amy Reigle Newland, with contributions by Maureen de Vries, Ed Freis and Robert Schaap
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