Monthly Archives: March 2016

Some Depictions of Fishing in Japan

Fish has been a staple ingredient of the Japanese diet for hundreds of years. A myriad of different species of fish are harvested from the surrounding sea in fishing boats, while the rivers and lakes provide freshwater produce for the … Continue reading

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Scenes of Last Tokyo

Scenes of Last Tōkyō (Tokyo kaiko zue): Japanese Creative Prints from 1945 Gallery 29, until 5 June 2016 The spring 2016 exhibition in the Ashmolean’s Eastern Art Prints and Paintings gallery highlights a set of fifteen Japanese woodblock prints published … Continue reading

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A centenary display to commemorate the life of Fang Zhaoling (1914-2006) in Gallery 38

The new display in the Later China Gallery (gallery 38) in the Ashmolean Museum commemorates the life of Fang Zhaoling (1914-2006) who is an important 20th century artist and calligrapher. Born in Wuxi in Jiangsu province, Fang Zhaoling was educated … Continue reading

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“Pure Land: Images of Immortals in Chinese Art” in Gallery 11

This wide-ranging exhibition, which includes paintings, textiles and porcelain, takes Chinese immortals and immortality as its theme. With a particular focus on the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha – the Buddha of Infinite Light – the exhibition also explores the … Continue reading

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