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Art on Tuesday: Irises and Frog

Watanabe Seitei 渡辺 省亭 (1851-1918) painted Irises and Frog in 1916, an elegant and charming ukiyo-e.

Watanabe was a Japanese artist, who visited Europe early in the 19th century, where he was awarded at the Universal Exposition of 1878 in Paris. 36 more words


Hisashi Tenmyouya | From Passive Moon To Vibrant Sun

  • Above Left: Nine Kamakura Samurai (from Contemporary Japanese Youth Culture Scroll) August 2001, acrylic on wood (60cm x 42cm)
  • Above Right: Archery 2008 acrylic on wood (90 cm x 70 cm)
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a case of the Hasui Kawase blues

For a little over a year, I’ve been sharing children’s book illustrations on Facebook every day. The best part is learning about so many new-to-me artists. 334 more words

Shing02 & Nujabes - Luv(sic) Hexology

The countdown is on. Only a few more weeks until the end of the semester. Only a few more roadblocks until my trip to Japan. While I am extremely excited for the adventure, I must say that it is making this end-of-semester haul a lot harder than usual. 233 more words


DJ Whitesmith - We All Victims

Halfway through my last class of the day yesterday, some invisible being decided to drive a semi-truck into the right portion of my brain. It had been awhile since I felt the familiar hell that is a migraine, and somehow, they are not quite as fun as I remember. 284 more words

Japanese Artists

Daoko - DAOKO

Whenever I listen to new music, I try to go in with an opened mind. I try to form an opinion about a particular piece of work by itself, not a product of what the artist has created in the past. 335 more words


Art on Tuesday: Clearing Weather

This picture is called: Awazu seiran 粟津 晴嵐 Mountain vapor of Awazu. From the series Eight Views of Ômi 近江八景. It is made by Kitao Masayoshi 北尾 政美, also known as Kuwagata Keisai 鍬形蕙斎 (1764-1824). 19 more words