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Hiroshige’s Japan: Views of Mount Fuji

15 November 2016 to 26 March 2017 Gallery 29 | Admission Free Mount Fuji, an active volcano and Japan’s highest mountain, has long been praised by poets and depicted by artists for its beautiful shape and sacred status. In the … Continue reading

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Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

Exhibition dates: 20 October 2016 to 15 January 2017 Sainsbury Special Exhibition Galleries | Book tickets The Ashmolean autumn exhibition, Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural, is now open until 15 January 2017. It looks at Islam’s attitudes … Continue reading

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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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