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Asian Movie Day - 47 Ronin (2013), The Review

I’ve been wanting to watch this show for quite some time and only managed to do so a little while ago… Of course, this is no Korean movie but before I was a huge fan of Hallyu waves, I was a big fan of anything Japanese thanks to anime. 540 more words


Utamaro at Two Temple Place

Two Temple Place is a gothic-revival mansion built by William Waldorf Astor in 1892. At the time Astor was the richest man in Europe and his architect, John Loughborough Pearson, one of the foremost neo-Gothic architects of the late nineteenth-century, was instructed to spare no expense. 387 more words


Kuniyoshi’s Faithful Samurai - The Bathos of Victory

I was struck, looking at some of the very beautiful images from Kuniyoshi’s 1847 series of the 47 Ronin, by the bathos of the figures – the tremendous sense of anticlimax that runs through so many of the prints. 990 more words

Japanese Woodblock Prints

Mons, Crests and Ronins

The next exhibition at the Toshidama Gallery is devoted to the great revenge drama of Japanese culture – the Chushingura – and other folklore heroes. To anyone familiar with ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) – the great visual art of Japan – prints of the Chushingura are instantly recognisable. 905 more words

Japanese Woodblock Prints