A history of Japanese art : from prehistory to the Taisho by Noritake Tsuda, Patricia Graham Ph.D.

By Noritake Tsuda, Patricia Graham Ph.D.

A background of eastern Artt bargains readers a entire view of jap artwork via jap eyes—a view that's the such a lot revealing of all views. even as, it presents readers with a advisor to the locations in Japan the place the simplest and so much consultant creations of eastern artwork are to be visible

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154 89. 156 90. 157 91. 162 92. 163 93. 164 94. 165 95. 166 96. 167 97. 168 98. 169 99. 172 102. 206 125. 210 128. Detail of Fig. 128........................... Mt. Mt. Daibutsu . 325 217. Detail of the Fig. Main Hall . 354 243. 359 246. Sambō-in Garden (I) . 396 286. Octagonal Bronze Lantern . Detail of the Angel (Fig. Hokke-dō . Detail of Fig. 309........................... 431 324. 432 325. Detail of the Fig. 324.................... 432 326. 444 340. 445 341. 448 37 Part One A BRIEF HISTORY OF JAPANESE ART Chapter 1 Introduction It was on December fifth, in the year 1933, that I was invited to a luncheon in tea-ceremony style at the villa of Baron Masuda in Odawara.

There are several other forms of these cheek-plates that are more or less decorated, some of which have small circular bronze bells attached to their rims. Here we have an excellent specimen of a bit cheek-plate made of gilt bronze backed with an iron plate. On its surface is a graceful foliage design in open work (Fig. 11). This was exhumed from a burial mound at Mikoya in the province of Tōtōmi and is now on view in the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum. A harness pendant of gilded bronze, no less beautiful than the above cheek-plate, with similar technical excellence, was found in the same burial mound and also can be seen in the same museum.

We next entered the tearoom, where our host was waiting for us. In the alcove of the room was hung an autograph of a high priest mounted with rare printed brocade, called inkin; and on the hearth was placed an iron kettle called ashiya-gama, the design of which is said to have been drawn by Sesshū, a great master of priest-painters in the fourteenth century. The kettle is said to have been once used by Jō-ō, the great tea-master in the sixteenth century. Our host came out and exchanged greetings with each of us.

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