By Noritake Tsuda, Patricia Graham Ph.D.
A heritage of jap Artt deals readers a complete view of jap artwork via eastern eyes—a view that's the such a lot revealing of all views. even as, it offers readers with a consultant to the areas in Japan the place the easiest and so much consultant creations of jap artwork are to be visible
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Between the two groups of deities are interposed two fabulous animals and a carriage drawn by animals. In the designs of all such mirrors, the deities and animals play a principal role. The animals are usually fabulous and mythical. The four sacred animals of the four cardinal points are often represented. They are the Dragon on the East, the Tiger on the West, the Bird on the South, and the Tortoise, entwined with a snake, on the North. The signs of the zodiac are also sometimes represented. Among the deities, some are undoubtedly meant to represent Si Wang Mu, the Mother of the West, and Tung Wang Fu, the Father of the East.
Shirō Hirai, and Mr. Tetsu Ōtawa. Grateful acknowledgment is also due to the Society for International Cultural Relations, Tokyo, for sympathetic aid given to me. Noritake Tsuda 115 Tabata, Tokyo March 19, 1935 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS I. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 43 Yayoi-shiki Pottery . 51 12. 52 13. 52 14. 53 15. 53 16. 54 17. 57 18. 58 19. 58 20. 59 21. 61 22. 62 23. 63 24. 64 25. 64 26. 65 27. 66 28. 74 29. 75 30. Shō-kwannon................................... 76 31. 77 32. 77 33. 78 34.
Some of Fig. 6. Armed Clay Figure the sarcophagi are made of similar terracotta, Tokyo Imperial but except for very rare specimens, they show Household Museum hardly any artistic merit. 5. PROTOHISTORIC ARMS AND ARMOR Swords, helmets and armor are among the most important objects from the burial mounds. It is important to note that the swords have only one cutting edge, and especially that they all have a perfectly straight back. Thus they are distinguished from the swords of later times, all of which have a slight curvature.
A history of Japanese art : from prehistory to the Taisho period by Noritake Tsuda, Patricia Graham Ph.D.