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Art on Tuesday: Cherry Blossom Time

A spring scene with cherry blossom trees in full bloom painted by Utagawa Hiroshige I (歌川 広重, 1797–1858). This ukiyo-e gives a good impression of the crowded streets in the pleasure quarters at daytime. 60 more words


Art on Tuesday: Mishima Pass

The Mishima Pass in Kai Province by Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) from the series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, picture no. 29, painted in the early 1830’s. 81 more words



What corrupts
the heart
and the mind.

must be replaced.
What creation?
You discover,
just ask Plato.

is democratizing.
The breakfast
of champions.


Art on Tuesday: Monkey Bridge

This is a woodblock print of the Monkey Bridge 猿槁 in the Kai Province 甲斐國 made by Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重 (1797-1858) in 1841/42. The old bridge is located in the Yamanashi Prefecture and was rebuilt in 1984. 10 more words


Art on Tuesday: Jumping Down Kiyomizu-dera

This girl is jumping down from the veranda of  Kiyomizu-dera, the temple of pure water, located in Kyôto. If she survives, her wish will be granted. 58 more words