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Hirosaki Castle

Hirosaki Castle by Yoshida Hiroshi

Hirosaki Castle by Yoshida Hiroshi Title: Hirosaki Castle Author: Yoshida Hiroshi Year: 1935 Size: 37.5 cm × 24.7 cm Related artworks “Avenue of Cherry Trees”, by Yoshida Hiroshi “Goshikibara” by Yoshida Hiroshi “Glittering Sea” by Yoshida Hiroshi “In a Temple Yard”  by Yoshida Hiroshi “A Garden in Okayama”, by Yoshida Hiroshi “Kagurazaka Street after a …

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In a Temple Yard by Yoshida Hiroshi

In a Temple Yard by Yoshida Hiroshi Title: In a Temple Yard Author: Yoshida Hiroshi Year: 1935 Size: 38.7 cm × 29.2 cm Related artworks “Glittering Sea” by Yoshida Hiroshi “Goshikibara” by Yoshida Hiroshi “Avenue of Cherry Trees”, by Yoshida Hiroshi “A Garden in Okayama”  by Yoshida Hiroshi “Dancing Fox”  by Ohara Koson “A flycatcher …

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Two green peacocks on the bough of a flowering tree, by Ohara Koson

Two green peacocks on the bough of a flowering tree, by Ohara Koson Title: Two green peacocks on the bough of a flowering tree Author: Ohara Koson Year: ca. 1910 Related artworks “Goldfish Bowl and Cat”  by Ohara Koson “Torii and Crow in the Snow”  by Ohara Koson “Bush Warbler in Winter”  by Ohara Koson …

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‘Goten-yama-hill, Shinagawa on the Tōkaidō’ painting by Katsushika Hokusai

20.Goten-yama-hill, Shinagawa on the Tōkaidō     Goten-yama-hill at Shinagawa was famous for the beautiful cherry blossoms in the Edo period. Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) made a lot of ukiyo-e about cherry blossom, but Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) drew just one work in the series of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji“.   Not only the pale pink of the blossoms attract …

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Spring haiku poem examples by Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho’s Spring haiku poems The spring haiku that Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) made has a seasonally free and easy characteristic, but some work are somewhat funny (it probably depended on his personality). As it was the lunar calendar until the Edo period in Japan, spring was between January and March.    Please enjoy the great …

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