Tag Archives: Japanese Art

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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Monkey Tales: Apes and Monkeys in Asian Art

Exhibition dates: 14 Jun 2016 to 30 Oct 2016 Gallery 29 | Admission Free 2016 is the Year of the Monkey according to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. While the lunar calendar and its twelve zodiac animals are distinct to … 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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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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