Artistic Japan

Japanese Architecture – Artistic Japan

from Le Japon Artistique (Artistic Japan) by VICTOR CHAMPIER.  Originally published in the late 1800s. Introduction:  When studying woodblock prints from the 19th century, one gets a feel as if they are taking a walk through Old Japan.  A place almost forgotten in today’s modern world in time and space.  Japanese Architecture is apparent in …

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School of Tano

Subsequently to the civil wars occasioned by the rivalries between the Fujiwara, Taira, and Minamoto families, the country passed through various periods of vicissitude. After a century of calm prosperity, fresh storms burst with the advent of the Shogunate under the Ashikaga family. Nevertheless, the last of this name, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, took upon himself the …

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