A History of Japanese Art: From Prehistory to the Taisho Period (Tuttle Classics)
A History of Japanese Artt offers readers a comprehensive view of Japanese art through Japanese eyes—a view that is the most revealing of all perspectives. At the same time, it provides readers with a guide to the places in Japan where the best and most representative creations of Japanese art are to be seen.
Heap of sand, named Kogetsu-dai, or the Mound that Looks towards the Moon. This is a unique feature of this garden. The most noticeable characteristic of the garden is the well studied construction to make it fully appreciated from every angle. There is a complete and picturesque view from the Silver Pavilion as well as from the Tōgu-dō Hall. When walking in the garden one may have a beautiful attractive scene from any position. More than this, it is carefully contrived to have a particular.
Resignation from the Shogunate. 9. THE SHUGAKU-IN IMPERIAL VILLA, KYOTO The Shugaku-in Imperial Villa is situated at the western foot of Mt. Hi-ei in a northern suburb of Kyoto. The villa was constructed by the Shogun Ietsuna for the ex-Emperor Gomizuno-o in the middle of the seventeenth century. In the early nineteenth century it underwent considerable repair according to the wishes of the ex-Emperor Kōkaku. It consists of three gardens, somewhat detached from one another, the uppermost.
Of the new style were either plain or colored with the utmost simplicity, carving in low relief being generally the only form of decoration. The Shari-den of the Engaku-ji monastery at Kamakura is the only good specimen of this style existing from the Kamakura Period. The hybrid style between the native, Chinese, and Hindu style arose in about the middle of the fourteenth century and developed in the Muromachi Period following. The main hall of the Kwanshin-ji in Kawachi, the main hall of the.
The Nihon-shoki or the Chronicles of Japan, the house of Sogano Umako, the Premier in the reign of the Emperor Suiko (592-628), had a small pond dug in the courtyard, in the middle of which was a little island. This garden might be taken as an example of the earliest type of Japanese gardens. In the Nara Period wild trees and flowers, such as cherry trees, plum trees, azaleas, iris, and other grasses were transplanted to gardens for the appreciation of their natural beauty. In the Manyōshū and.
Shunkyo were distinguished leaders. Taikan, who is still keeping up his high fame, was at first instructed by masters of the classical Kanō School, notably by Hōgai and Gahō. His eclectic researches into diverse schools, both Oriental and Occidental, have resulted in his present style, marked by fire and vigor, for which he is probably indebted to his early training in the Kanō School. His Yamaji, or Mountain Path, exhibited in the Fifth Government Art Exhibition attracted the keen interest of.