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Readings in August

I am surprised, that the visitors of Japan Kaleidoskop preferred reading exactly the same posts about Japanese books as in June and in July 2015. I skipped writing about it in July for this reason, because I thought, it was a little redundant. 152 more words

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Art on Tuesday: High Bridge by Night

Kobayashi Eijirô (1870-1946) painted this ukiyo-e, titled High Bridge by Night. It is one picture of the series Night Scenes, published by the Hasegawa/Nishinomiya in Tokyo around 1900. 9 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Fishing on the Sumida River

This ukiyo e was made by Suzuki Harunobu 鈴木 春信 (1725 – 1770). It is from the series Eight Fashionable Views of Edo, today’s Tôkyô. The Japanese girl in the white kimono is fishing with a bamboo stick. 45 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Dressing the Hair

Here is a beautiful painting from Itô Shinsui (1898-1972), who is a very talented ukiyo-e artist. This one is called Dressing the Hair and it is of unknown date of origin. 39 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Falling Blossoms

Hirezaki Eihô  鰭崎英朋 (1881-1968)  painted this woodblock print of a Japanese woman. A modern looking kimono with abstract emblems combined with motifs from nature.  It shows a tree, whereas the falling blossoms are real, which goes together beautifully. 14 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Ueno Park

This month I am very fond of the ukiyo- e night scenes. Here is another picture of Koho Shoda (1871-1946). It’s title is Ueno Park, which is in Tôkyô. 14 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Viewing River

This lovely scene was painted by Kaburagi Kiyokata 鏑木清方(1878-1973) in 1912. Two beautiful girls – bijins- are standing at the riverside. They are wearing gorgeous kimonos with flower pattern and calligraphic motifs.

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