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Ancient Japanese Art

Woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada II, 1860, courtesy of www.robynbuntin.com/ukiyo-e/item.asp?ProductID=2479

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Silk fukusa (gift cover) embroidered with a flight of cranes, Japan, 1800-50, Edo period. Museum no. T.20-1923

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"As she tried to speak the words were silent but the shadows from deep inside seeped out of her mouth instead. She needed no words as the dense and fluid movements of past memories and thoughts blanketed the air with only interpretation." Juliette Latona

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The next part of my tutorial would cover informal kimono, but I was asked by about the differences between traditional japanese and chinese hairstyles. So I decided to make this little tutorial spe...

The next part of my tutorial would cover informal kimono, but I was asked by about the differences between traditional japanese and chinese hairstyles. So I decided to make this little tutorial spe...

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Dogu are from the earliest-dated tradition of pottery manufacture in the world, dating to the prehistoric Jomon period, which began 16,000 years ago.

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From Portraits of Women by Ikenaga Yasunari. These are really awesome works by a modern Japanese painter. I love the echo of traditionalism with a more modern naturalism/realism. The colors are very true to the historic paintings - as is the beautifully detailed pattern-work. The compositions reflect the beautiful simplicity of the traditional portraiture.

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Beauty and the brain: Neuroscientist's stunning Japanese-inspired paintings of hippocampus, lobes, and neurons that depict grey matter in a colourful new light

Ancient art: 'Two Pyramidals' shows cells which are a type of neuron found in the brain that integrate information received from their dendrites; he incorporates the Asian practice of Sumi-e, or ink wash painting, to paint the cells

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