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Japanese art and koi fish

  1. 1. Japanese ArtAll non-koi related slides in this ppt are from schools.nashua.edu/myclass/walshan/.../ japanese%20powerpoint.ppt 1
  2. 2. Japan (1336 to Present) 2
  3. 3. Figure 27-1 Dry cascade and pools, upper garden, Saihoji temple, Kyoto, Japan, modified in Muromachi period, 14thcentury. 3
  4. 4. Figure 27-2 TOYO SESSHU, broken-ink landscape, Japan,Muromachi period, 1495. Hanging scroll, ink on paper, 4’ 10 1/4” x1’ 7/8”. Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo. 4
  5. 5. Figure 27-3 KANO MOTONOBU, ZenPatriarch Xiangyen Zhixian Sweeping with aBroom, Japan, Muromachi period, ca. 1513.Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, 5’ 73/8” x 2’ 10 3/4”. Tokyo National Museum,Tokyo. 5
  6. 6. Figure 27-5 HASEGAWA TOHAKU, Pine Forest, Japan, Momoyama period, late sixteenth century. Oneof a pair of six-panel screens, ink on paper, 5’ 1 3/8” x 11’ 4”. Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo. 6
  7. 7. Figure 27-11 SUZUKI HARUNOBU,Evening Bell at the Clock, from Eight Views ofthe Parlor series, Japan, Edo period, ca. 1765.Woodblock print, 11 1/4” x 8 1/2”. ArtInstitute of Chicago, Chicago (ClarenceBuckingham Collection). 7
  8. 8. Figure 27-12 KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji series,Japan, Edo period, ca. 1826–1833. Woodblock print oban, ink and colors on paper, 9 7/8” x 1’ 2 3/4”. Museum of FineArts, Boston (Spaulding Collection). 8
  9. 9. Japanese Koi Fish PaintingsThe koi fish in Japanese folklore represents the overcoming of obstacles, because the koi fish travels up the yellow river and when it comes to the end of the river it transforms into the dragon; thus overcoming the adversity represented by the strong river to fufill its own destiny. 9

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