Tag Archives: Japan

1945: Tadayori Kihara’s Suitcase

When the first atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima, Tadayori Kihara was riding his bicycle onto a bridge; this suitcase was mounted behind his seat. The blast threw Kihara off his bicycle and onto the bridge walkway.  Most of the skin … Continue reading

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14th Century: Watch as I Become a Buddha Even More Quickly than That!

The Lotus Sutra is one of the central texts in the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism and, for some, is thought to contain the complete and final teaching of the Buddha. It was composed at the turn of the millennium. In … Continue reading

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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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1932: Island Palaces

Yoshida Hiroshi: Island Palaces in Udaipur (1932) Udaipur (1931) El Capitan, from the series The United States (1925) Glittering Sea, from the series Inland Sea (1926) Deer in Kasuga (1928)

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