Featured Japanese Prints
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Japanese (ca. 1783 - ca. 1821) Primary
Sanshoku nana shugyo (Seven Scenes of Sericulture)1900-1999, after original of 1780-1795
10 1/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (26.04 cm x 18.42 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
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- Asian - 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.
- bijinga - Paintings or prints that depict beautiful women. This term, which literally means "pictures of beautiful women," was most likely coined in the Edo period (1615-1868) or the Meiji period (1868-1912). Before this period, these pictures may have been called "onna-e" or "bijin-e".
- dyeing - Process of applying a coloring matter that is in a solution or fine dispersion so that at least some of the coloring matter is taken up by the substance.
- dyers - Textile workers who apply a coloring matter that is in a solution or fine dispersion so that at least some of the coloring matter is taken up by the textile.
- dyeworks - Facilities for the dyeing and cleaning of cloth.
- Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
- sericulture - The rearing of silk worms for the purpose of producing silk fibers.
- Ukiyo-e - Distinctive genre in painting and other media, but most prominently in woodblock printing. It arose in the Edo period (1600-1868) and built up a broad popular market among the middle classes. Subject matter typically focused on brothel districts and kabuki theatres, with formats ranging from single sheet prints to book illustrations. Generally, the style is characterized by a mixture of the realistic narrative of the Kamakura period and the mature decorative style of the Momoyama and Edo periods. Distinctive styles and specialties in subject matter were developed by different schools throughout the period.
- women - Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.
- woodcuts - Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.
- Image Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (26.035 x 18.415 cm)
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