Heiji Monogatari Emaki (Tale of the Heiji Rebellion) Night Attack on the Sanjo Palace from the Illustrated Scrolls of the Events of the Heiji Era. Japanese, Kamakura period, second half of the 13th century Object place: Japan Handscroll: ink and color on paper 41.3 X 699.7 cm (16 1/4 X 275 1/2 in.) A BRIEF… Read More The Heiji Scroll
I have had this print on file for a while but was never able to find the details of it other than it was Kyoto. Thankfully a fellow Japanese history lover found the info. You will see that I have two versions of the print. One is probably the original colourised one while the other… Read More Kyoto, Meiji Period print.
Not something I have done before but I found this beautiful Ukiyo-e print with some history attached to it. It’s quite good so I thought I would share it with you. A scene from a famous Noh play. The outlaw priest Kumasaka Chohan (with long sword) fights a leaping Ushiwakamaru (later known as Minamoto no… Read More Ushiwakamaru defeats Kumasaka Chohan – Ukiyo-e print
While in Japan in September 2013 I visited Asakusa, Sensoji. While walking down the Nakamise I found a shop specialising in Ukiyo-e. It was like being a kid in a lolly shop. Despite wanting to spend hundreds of dollars I had to settle for one thing. (nod my head to my lovely wife) I bought… Read More Ukiyo-e, comparison of quality and authenticity.