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Exploring war through woodblock prints

Jan 20, 2018

Exploring war through woodblock prints

by John L. Tran

Sensō-e, literally "war pictures," are a particularly dramatic form of Japanese woodblock print that emerged as a style of reportage during the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, and went on to become a widespread and popular way of disseminating patriotic imagery during the First Sino ...

Early days for Sejima's Hokusai museum

Dec 6, 2016

Early days for Sejima's Hokusai museum

by John L. Tran

At some point in the future, the new Sumida Hokusai Museum in Tokyo will be considered with great affection by a lot of people. Like Tokyo Tower and Starck's Asahi Beer Hall — which have had their fair share of criticism but are now ...

The Anatomy of Colors

/ Oct 18, 2016

The Anatomy of Colors

by Mark Jarnes

Oct. 22-Dec. 18 This exhibition showcases the complicated process of creating colored pigments by taking a close look at the materials used to produce the vibrant woodblock prints of the Edo Period (1603-1868). Around 100 works, including original and replica kuniezu (provincial maps of Japan) and ...