These woodblock prints are painted by Gakutei Yashima 岳亭 八島 (1786 ? – 1868) approximately around 1827.
On the left side you see “A woman playing a large suspended drum (tsuridaiko)”, on the right side there is a “Girl with a Flute”. 99 more words
“Bon” 盆 is a traditional and very important summer festival in Japan, occurring in Mid-July and August every year. It is also called Lantern Festival. The Japanese believe, that the spirits of their ancestors are visiting their relatives on earth at this time. 120 more words
His works combine ancient Japanese painting philosophy with imaginative contemporary. Suminagashi (‘ink-floating’) is the name given to the ancient Japanese technique of decorating paper with ink, which was practiced in the 12th century. 42 more words
Rie Yamada uses vivid colours to compose paintings where flowers are the main subject. Her works are full of the typical magnificence and elegance that characterize traditional Japanese paintings, … 8 more words
Mao Nakada is a Japanese artist who uses the traditional washi technique to create suggestive modern surrealistic drawings.
The term composed by wa, meaning Japanese, and… 79 more words
The artist paints with Chinese blue ink to explore the potential of calligraphy as an art. Blue ink has, in fact, always been part of traditional Chinese art and in particular it has been used in decorating pottery: by changing the support where it is employed Hiroko Osugi wants to bring it up to date, in order to give new life to it and to reaffirm the importance of traditions in the whole asian society of nowadays. 58 more words