Tag Archives: Japan

2015: First Prize

Takayuki Fukada: 憧景 [Longing]; winner of the The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest, 2015. (source)

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17th Century: Akitsu

17th century dragonfly-shaped samurai helmet (source) “In Japan, the dragonfly symbolizes focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down, and sideways while continuing to face forward. Ancient texts refer to Japan as Akitsushima (Island of the … Continue reading

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1806: Journey to the West

Katsushika Taito II: 画本西遊全伝 [Picture Book – Journey to the West] Vol. 3 (c. 1806) (source)

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2012: 1001 Uses for Duct Tape

Takahiro Iwasaki: Geo Eye (Victoria Peak) (2012)

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1789: Gifts from the Ebb Tide

Kitagawa Utamaro: Pages from Gifts of the Ebb Tide (probably 1789) (source)

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2001: Anatomy of a Centaur

Masao Kinoshita: ケンタウロス [Centaur] (2001) (source)

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1920’s: Portraits

          Winold Reiss: Turtle (1920) Japanese Student II (1925) Nenauaki , Queen Woman (1928) Harlem Girl I (1925)

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