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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

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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

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Beauty

What corrupts
corrupts
the heart
and the mind.
Ugliness

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

is democratizing.
The breakfast
of champions.

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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

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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

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