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  • Collection: Forging Alliances

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Mori has been called “The Child of Edo” because of his evocations of old Tokyo, the city known as Edo before 1868. His interests extended to traditional rural architecture as well. This old-fashioned farmhouse looks untouched by the industrial…

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Born in Tokyo, Yoshitoshi Mori studied at the Kawabata School of the Fine Arts, where he focused on textile design and dyeing with the use of stencils. He became a leading member of the mingei (folk craft) movement, which celebrated adherence to…

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Number 26 from Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido.Like many Japanese printmakers, Sekino struggled with the competing claims of tradition and modernity in creating his identity as an artist. Trained in western techniques of landscape oil painting,…

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Published by Charles E. Tuttle Company, Tokyo and Rutland, VermontJames Michener’s introduction to this book describes Oliver Statler as “a quiet American who entered Japan as a civilian employee of the army during the first years of the…

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Published by Charles E. Tuttle Company, Tokyo and Rutland, VermontRaised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, James Michener was a high school English teacher who had just begun to work in scholastic publishing when, in 1943, he was called to active duty in…

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Kanjiro Kawai was, along with Shoji Hamada (whose work is displayed in the ceramics gallery), a founder of the mingei (folk art) movement in Japan in the 1920s. He became famous for his glazes, applying innovative colors in ways that capture the…

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One of many children of a poor blacksmith in the provincial city of Aomori, Munakata had only an elementary school education. Inspired, he said, by a reproduction of a Van Gogh painting given to him by a teacher, he determined to become an artist.…

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While in Japan, Beittel focused his study on the mingei (folk art) movement, which valued the work of individual craftsmen making functional objects representative of the region where they were produced. Beittel’s work shared these values. This…

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Father Blessing his Prodigal Son, with Fox Devil depicts the reunion of the prodigal son and his father, from a parable told by Jesus. In the parable, the younger of two sons asks his father for his inheritance, and then takes his fortune to a…

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A self-taught artist, Watanabe’s career began in textile dyeing workshops in the 1930s. When he began making prints after the war, he borrowed elements—particularly the simplified treatment of eyes that connect across the nose—from a Buddhist…
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