List of illustrations

  • The Monk Nisshin
  • Byakku-e Kannon, White-robed Bodhisattva of Compassion
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons, detail
  • Herd Boy with Ox
  • Miraculous Origins of the Shaka Hall, detail
  • Qinshansi Temple
  • Landscapes, Flowers, and Trees of the Four Seasons
  • Maple Viewing on Mount Takao
  • Nanban screens: Southern Barbarians in Japan
  • Emperor Gaozu of Han Battles General Han Xin
  • Wang Bo Writing the Preface to the Tengwang Pavilion
  • Jing Ke Attacking the Qin Emperor
  • The Wind and Water Cave
  • Li Bo's Song of Purity and Peace
  • The Hall of the Four Favorites
  • Landscapes in Round Fan
  • Sleeping Cat and Peonies
  • Portrait of Ishin Sūden
  • Interior of Yonnoma of Grand Audience Hall of Ninomaru Palace
  • Portrait of Tan'yū
  • The Tale of Genji
  • The Tale of Genji
  • Grasses and Flowers
  • Waterfowl in Winter
  • Cypress
  • Pine, Cherry Blossoms, Birds, and Brushwood Fence
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Copy of Thirty-two Chinese Sages by Kano Eisen'in Michinobu (underpainting) and Sumiyoshi Hiroyuki
  • Copy of Pigeon on a Peach Branch by Emperor Huizong
  • Sketches of Birds
  • Record of Sennyū-ji (Sennyū-ji yōshū)
  • Account of Higashiyama (Higashiyama-ki), detail
  • Copies of Ukifune (left) and Priest and Lotus (right) by Kiyohara Yukinobu
  • Guo Ziyi, and Flowers and Birds
  • Long-Tailed Bird in a Bamboo Grove
  • Second Month: Flowery Party
  • Cranes
  • Deer
  • Scenes from a Japanese Novel, detail
  • Sketches for Edo Castle
  • Jewel River at Ide (Ide no tamagawa)
  • God of Longevity (Fukurokujū)
  • Ernest F. Fenollosa
  • Kano Hōgai
  • Interior of Fenollosa residence, Kaga Yashiki, Tokyo
  • Hibo Kannon
  • Zhou Maoshu Admiring Lotuses
  • Hermit Viewing Waterfall
  • Landscapes
  • Large Waterfall
  • Torrent Stream
  • Birds in Pond
  • Torrent Stream
  • Assembled Fan Paintings
  • Assembled Fan Paintings
  • Assembled Fan Paintings
  • Assembled Fan Paintings
  • Deer Crying in Autumn
  • The Four Graybeards Visit Court
  • Waves with Screen
  • Li Bo's Song of Purity and Peace
  • Waves with Birds and Flowers in Round Fan
  • Linked-Verse Scroll
  • A Wrestling Match Between Daikoku and Hotei
  • Fans Amidst Grasses and Flowers
  • Sketches for Fan Paintings (shukuzu)
  • Sketches for Fan Paintings (shukuzu)
  • Figures under a Pine Tree
  • Wild Geese in Reeds
  • Landscape
  • Landscape, verso
  • Bamboo and Sparrows
  • Landscape
  • Moon Palace
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Study for Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Study for Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Study for Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Chinese Lions
  • Chinese Lions
  • Eagle and Pine Tree
  • Pine Trees in the Four Seasons
  • Pine Trees in the Four Seasons
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Pheasant and Pine
  • Tigers in a Bamboo Grove (Tigers at Rest)
  • Tigers in a Bamboo Grove (Tigers at Play)
  • Tigers in a Bamboo Grove (Tigers at Rest), detail
  • Running Animals
  • Running Animals
  • Illustrated Mirror of Emperors
  • Illustrated Mirror of Emperors
  • Wasteful Payment for an Observation Tower
  • Wasteful Payment for an Observation Tower
  • Illustration of a Didactic Story of Two Emperors
  • Illustration of a Didactic Story of Two Emperors
  • Illustrated Mirror of Emperors and Xianyang Palace
  • Illustrated Mirror of Emperors and Xianyang Palace
  • Emperor Ming Huang and Yang Guifei
  • Queen Mother of the West and Dongfang Shuo
  • Song of Everlasting Sorrow
  • Queen Mother of the West and Dongfang Shuo
  • Queen Mother of the West and Dongfang Shuo; Group of Immortals
  • Queen Mother of the West and Dongfang Shuo; Group of Immortals
  • Emperor Wu of Han, Queen Mother of the West, and Lin Hejing
  • Queen Mother of the West
  • Queen Mother of the West
  • Queen Mother of the West
  • Queen Mother of the West
  • Queen Mother of the West
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Pictures of Agriculture and Sericulture (Kōshoku-zu)
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Pictures of Agriculture and Sericulture (Kōshoku-zu)
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons, detail
  • Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons, detail
  • Swallows and Waves
  • Waves
  • Waves
  • Waves
  • Waves
  • Landscape
  • Landscape
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang, verso
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Sketches of Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Sketches of Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • West Lake
  • West Lake
  • West Lake
  • West Lake
  • West Lake
  • West Lake
  • West Lake
  • West Lake
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • The beach at Miho
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Mount Fuji
  • Saigyō Viewing Mount Fuji, Yoshino, and Tatsuta
  • Saigyō Viewing Mount Fuji, Yoshino, and Tatsuta
  • Saigyō Viewing Mount Fuji, Yoshino, and Tatsuta
  • Mount Fuji and Dragon
  • Portrait of Emperor Goyōzei
  • Portrait of Emperor Gomizunoo
  • Portrait of Ishikawa Jōzan
  • Sakuma Shōgen
  • Sakuma Shōgen
  • Sketch of Sakuma Shōgen
  • Sakuma Shōgen
  • Handscroll of Japanese Poet Sages, The Tale of Genji, and Human Figures
  • Handscroll of Japanese Poet Sages, The Tale of Genji, and Human Figures
  • New Thirty-six Immortal Poets
  • The Tale of Genji
  • The Tale of Genji
  • The Tale of Genji: Sakaki and Miotsukushi
  • The Tale of Genji: Sakaki and Miotsukushi
  • Rivalry of the Carriages (scene from the Aoi chapter of The Tale of Genji)
  • Rivalry of the Carriages (scene from the Aoi chapter of The Tale of Genji)
  • Pair of Silver Pheasants
  • Drawing of Silver Pheasants
  • Silver Pheasants
  • Silver Pheasants
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Sketches of Flowers and Plants
  • Sketches of Flowers and Plants
  • Sketches of Flowers and Plants
  • Model Painting Album (Ringa-jō)
  • Model Painting Album (Ringa-jō)
  • Model Painting Album (Ringa-jō)
  • Model Painting Album (Ringa-jō)
  • Model Painting Album (Ringa-jō)
  • Model Painting Album (Ringa-jō)
  • Model Painting Album (Ringa-jō)
  • Model Painting Album (Ringa-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Model Painting Album (Ringa-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Paulownia and Phoenixes
  • Paulownia and Phoenixes
  • Paulownia and Phoenixes
  • Paulownia and Pines with Phoenix
  • Paulownia and Pines with Phoenix
  • Grape Vines under Moonlight
  • White Phoenixes and White Pheasants
  • White Phoenixes and White Pheasants
  • Cranes, Pine Trees, and Flowers
  • Cranes, Pine Trees, and Flowers
  • One Hundred Boys
  • One Hundred Boys
  • Portrait of Bian Que
  • Shennong
  • Ryūjo, Female Immortal
  • Ryūjo
  • Wang Zhaojun
  • Flowers and Birds
  • Waxwings, Cherry Blossoms, and Bamboo
  • Flowers and Insects
  • Flowers and Birds
  • Copy of Peonies by Wang Ruoshui
  • Copies of Peonies and Crested Myna by Wang Ruoshui
  • Bugaku Dancers
  • Bugaku Dancers
  • Bugaku Dancers
  • Thirty-six Immortals of Poetry
  • Thirty-six Immortals of Poetry
  • Chinese Landscapes
  • Chinese Landscapes
  • Zhou Maoshu and Jiao Chenghao
  • Landscape with Pavilion
  • Cherry-Blossom Viewing over Mount Fuji
  • Cherry-Blossom Viewing over Mount Fuji, detail
  • Falconry
  • Preliminary Sketches for Fusuma Paintings for Edo Castle
  • Preliminary Sketches for Fusuma Paintings for Edo Castle
  • Preliminary Sketches for Fusuma Paintings for Edo Castle
  • Sketch for Gokyūsoku jōdannoma, Nakaomote, Honmaru
  • Landscape
  • Landscape
  • White Clouds and Red Trees
  • Bishamonten Pursuing an Oni
  • Fish-Basket Kannon
  • Arhat with a Dragon
  • Niō Grasping an Oni
  • Fudō Myōō
  • Vimalakīrti (Yuima)
  • Chinese Emperor
  • Chinese Emperor
  • Rooster with Hen and Three Chicks
  • Moon and Waves
  • West Lake
  • Peonies
  • Full Moon over Rough Waves
  • Cat under Bamboo
  • Pheasant on a Snow-Covered Willow
  • Pheasant on a Snow-Covered Willow
  • Two Dragons (in Clouds)
  • Fenollosa residence
  • Front cover of Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Sun Junze) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Yan Hui) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Liang Kai) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Ma Yuan) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Cheng Zongdao) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Zhao Lingrang) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Emperor Huizong) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Inside cover of Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Xu Chongshi) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Xu Xi) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Qian Xuan) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Fan Anren) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Li Anzhong) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Ma Gongxian) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Zhao Chang) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Yi Yuanji) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Li Di) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Li Tang) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Guo Xi) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Li Cheng) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Su Xiansu) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Ma Lin) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Yan Ciping) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Su Hanchen) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Wang Hui) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Mao Yi) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Yujian) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Mu Qi) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Yujian) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Yujian) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Luo Guan) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Lu Qing) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Liu Yao) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Sheng Zizhao) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Mao Song) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Xia Gui) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Chen Rong) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Wuzhun Shifan) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Wu Daozi) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Cao Fuxing) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Kano Motonobu) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Kano Masanobu) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Bai Ziting) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Xuejian) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Zhiweng) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Ming Zhehui) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Xijin jushi) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Xijin jushi) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Wang Liben) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Hu Zhifu) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Nobuzane) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Sesshū) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Gao Ranhui) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Yong Tian) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Keshan) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Zhang Fangru) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Yang Wujiu) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Riguan) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Chen Shiying) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Ren Kangmin) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Shūbun) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Tosa Mitsuhide) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Lu Xinzhong) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Xia Mingyuan) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Toba Sōjō) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Tosa Mitsunobu) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Tan Zhirui) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Wen Tong) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Menwuguan) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Zhang Sigong) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Minchō) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Awataguchi hōgen) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Tan'yū) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Eitoku) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Kose no Kanaoka) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Wang Roshui) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Su Shi) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Dai Song) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Ren Renfa) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Album leaf (Yuehu) from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Back cover of Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō)
  • Masanobu seal, from Zhou Maoshu Admiring Lotuses
  • Masanobu seal, from Hermit Viewing Waterfall
  • Masanobu seal, from Landscapes (right scroll)
  • Masanobu seal, from Landscapes (left scroll)
  • Masanobu seal, from Figures under a Pine Tree
  • Masanobu seal, from Wild Geese in the Reeds
  • Motonobu seal, from Large Waterfall
  • Motonobu seal, from Torrent Stream
  • Motonobu seal, from Birds in a Pond
  • Motonobu seal, from Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons (right screen)
  • Motonobu seal, from Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons (left screen)
  • Motonobu signature, from Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons (right screen)
  • Motonobu seal, from Study for Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Motonobu seal, from Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Motonobu seal, from West Lake
  • Motonobu signature, from West Lake (right screen)
  • Kano seal, from Illustrated Mirror of Emperors and Zianyang Palace (right screen)
  • Kano seal, from Illustrated Mirror of Emperors and Zianyang Palace (left screen)
  • Shigenobu seal, from Illustrated Mirror of Emperors and Zianyang Palace (right screen)
  • Shigenobu seal, from Illustrated Mirror of Emperors and Zianyang Palace (left screen)
  • Shigenobu signature, from Illustrated Mirror of Emperors and Zianyang Palace (left screen)
  • Kōi seal, from West Lake
  • Kano seal, from Portrait of Emperor Goyōzei
  • Takanobu seal, from Portrait of Emperor Goyōzei
  • Sansetsu seal, from Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Sansetsu seal, from Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Tan'yū seal
  • Kaiji kōso seal
  • Seimei seal, from Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Kinkei seal
  • Sōyū seal
  • Senri Mendan seal
  • Unko Seal
  • Tan'yūsai seal, from Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Hōin Seimei seal
  • Hippō seal
  • Hōgen Tan'yū seal
  • Tora seal
  • Ryōma seal
  • Morinobu seal
  • Tan'yū signature, from Sakuma Shōgen
  • Seimei seal
  • Morinobu seal, from Illustrated Mirror of Emperors
  • Morinobu seal, from Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Tan'yū seal, from the Tale of Genji
  • Kunaikyō hōin seal
  • Kano-shi seal, from Mount Fuji
  • Kano seal, from Bamboo and Sparrows
  • Naonobu signature, from Bamboo and Sparrows
  • Kano seal, from West Lake
  • Fujiwara seal, from West Lake
  • Naonobu signature, from West Lake
  • Yasu (or An) seal, from Landscape
  • Yasunobu signature, from Landscape
  • Yasunobu seal, from Saigyō Viewing Mount Fuji, Yoshino, and Tatsuta
  • Yasunobu signature, from Saigyō Viewing Mount Fuji, Yoshino, and Tatsuta
  • Yōboku seal, from Moon Palace
  • Tsunenobu no in seal, from Queen Mother of the West
  • Tsunenobu signature, from Queen Mother of the West
  • Unidentified seal, from Waves (right screen)
  • Unidentified seal, Waves (left screen)
  • Fujiwara Tsunenobu seal, from Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Kan'unshi seal, from Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Kan'unshi signature, from Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons
  • Fujiwara Tsunenobu seal, from Paulownia and Phoenixes
  • Kiyohara jo seal
  • Kiyohara Yukinobu signature, from Ryūjo, Female Immortal
  • Kiyohara Yukinobu signature, from Wang Zhaojun
  • Kiyohara Yukinobu signature, from Flowers and Birds
  • Isen hōgen seal, from Paulownia and Pines with Phoenix
  • Kano seal, from Paulownia and Pines with Phoenix
  • Isen'in Naganobu signature, from Paulownia and Pines with Phoenix
  • Isen'in Naganobu signature, from Paulownia and Pines with Phoenix
  • Fujiwara Naganobu seal, from Flowers and Insects
  • Naganobu seal, from Flowers and Birds
  • Isen'in Naganobu signature, from Flowers and Birds
  • Hōin Osanobu seal, from Queen Mother of the West
  • Osanobu no in seal, from Cherry-Blossom Viewing over Mount Fuji
  • Seisen'in Osanobu signature, from Cherry-Blossom Viewing over Mount Fuji
  • Seisen hōgen seal, from Falconry
  • Gaku seal, from Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Kōryō seal, from Farming Scenes of the Four Seasons
  • Eigaku seal, from Mount Fuji and Dragon
  • Datsuan seal, from Mount Fuji and Dragon
  • Mokkei Jin'e seal, from Mount Fuji and Dragon
  • Eigaku signature, from Mount Fuji and Dragon
  • Eigaku seal, from White Phoenixes and White Pheasants
  • Sanryō seal, from White Phoenixes and White Pheasants
  • Eigaku signature, from White Phoenixes and White Pheasants
  • Eigaku seal, from Bugaku Dancers
  • Sanryō seal, from Bugaku Dancers
  • Eigaku seal, from Thirty-six Immortals of Poetry
  • Mokkei Jin'e seal, from Thirty-six Immortals of Poetry
  • Eigaku signature, from Thirty-six Immortals of Poetry
  • Eigaku seal, from Chinese Landscapes
  • Kōryō fu seal, from Chinese Landscapes
  • Jinen no fu seal, from Zhou Maoshu and Jiao Chenghao
  • Tō (or Fuji) Eigaku seal, from Zhou Maoshu and Jiao Chenghao
  • Sanryō seal, from Zhou Maoshu and Jiao Chenghao
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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
It is my great honor to introduce to you a special exhibition in Philadelphia entitled Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano. This presentation of masterpieces by the painters of the Kano school...
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It has been a great pleasure for the Tokyo National Museum to offer its assistance in organizing Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest institutions of its kind in the United States...
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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
To those who are familiar with Japanese art, the Kano school evokes a rich set of meanings, specific as well as contextual...
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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
Exhibitions are the most ephemeral of phenomena. Yet the afterlife of one or two exhibitions seen at key moments can be lasting and incalculable—transfigurative, even...
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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
~Names of Japanese and Chinese historical figures are given in traditional order (surname first); names of contemporary figures, including authors of this volume, are given in Western order (surname last). Life or reign dates of historical figures are provided when known.
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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
The remarkable longevity of the Kano school, which flourished over some four centuries, was a product of resourceful adaptation to an ever-changing landscape of patrons and prospects. Long-term Kano practices were rooted in the experiences of the founder of the house, Kano Masanobu (1434–1530), as painter-in-attendance (goyō eshi) to the declining Ashikaga shogunate during the...
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The folding fan is of Japanese origin. Although it is primarily an accoutrement for personal cooling, its use is not restricted to the warm season...
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Kano Tan’yū (1602–1674) was born in Kyoto in the second year of the seventeenth century and like his European contemporary Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), he came to define the artistic Zeitgeist of his era...
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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
Pictures of historical figures, known as koji jinbutsuga in Japanese, are paintings that depict specific individuals from the past, or episodes in their lives. The individuals included in this genre range from legendary or mythological figures, such as Buddhist deities and Shinto gods, to living figures known to history. Pictures of historical figures form a principal genre in the...
PublisherPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.31-33

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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
In the history of Japanese art, the Kano school of painting was the best-known and most accomplished school in terms of its longevity, the number of artists it trained, and the influence it exerted on Japanese art as a whole. Kano Masanobu (1434–1530), the founder of the school, emerged in the mid-fifteenth century, and his lineage extended through artists active in the modern era, such as...
PublisherPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.35-43

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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
The young Kano Tan’yū (1602–1674) became the first official painter-in-attendance (goyō eshi) to the Tokugawa shogunate in 1617, also receiving property...
PublisherPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.45-59

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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
In 1867, the fifteen-year-old Mutsuhito ascended the Japanese throne as emperor, ushering in the reign period called “Meiji” (Enlightened Rule), which lasted from 1868 to 1912...
PublisherPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.61-67

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Description: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
Appendix 2
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Selected Bibliography
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Acknowledgments
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Index of Artists and Works Illustrated
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