Tag: Japanese art

Japanese poets in the garden

Japanese poets in the garden

| August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

For centuries Japanese poets have been influenced by the beauty, magnitude and mysterious quality of gardens from their country. Their is an evocative yet subtle quality to Japanese gardens, that are usually depicted in an ideal landscape with a very stylized aesthetic and a precise perspective. Both in terms of the form and beauty, one […]

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Selecting Appropriate Scrolls for Bonsai Display

Selecting Appropriate Scrolls for Bonsai Display

| March 4, 2012

A 表具師 Hyougushi is an artisan that works in paper, textiles, glue, and wood to create a variety of products. The two primary products made by a Hyougushi associated with bonsai display, are 掛け軸 kakejiku (hanging wall scrolls) and 屏風 byoubu (folding screens/partitions). The reader will be introduced to the methodology of judging scroll formality, […]

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Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging

| January 21, 2012

A Tokonoma is a time-honored architectural detail of many older Japanese homes. These alcoves occupy a corner in a room, and often hold a scroll, an ikebana flower arrangement or other artwork. More than a display area, a tokonoma is seen as a sacred space that is not to be invaded, and the seat closest […]

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