- Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
- Containers made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together.
- Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
- Covers for the opening at the top of a vessel or other receptacle, or which close the mouth of an aperture; lids may be detached or turned upon a hinge in order to give access to the interior.
- Period and style that coincides with the rule of emperor Mutsuhito, called Meiji, from 1868 to 1912. The period is characterized by a transformation from feudalism to a modern industrial state, taking western nations as a model. After the Vienna Exposition of 1873, artists were encouraged to produce traditional arts and crafts for export, such as carvings in wood and ivory and laquer. The art of the period also saw the influence of western art and architecture.
- Japanese Buddhist wood slit drums, shaped like a stylized fish or pair of fish, struck to mark important points in temple services.
- Small objects carved in wood, ivory, horn, or sometimes wrought in metal; used as toggles for Japanese kimonos or pouches.
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