natural, features, japan, art, design
Robe, Japan, 19th century. Museum no. T.49-1915
Museum no. T.49-1915
Robe with a design of stylised clouds in a regular pattern on old gold with a black background.
Woodblock print, Japan. Museum no. E.12065-1886
Museum no. E.12065-1886
Woodblock print showing mountainous views.
'The Great Wave' by Katsushika Hokusai, Japan, 1858. Museum no. E.4823-1916
'The Great Wave'
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Colour woodblock print
Museum no. E.4823-1916
'The Great Wave : Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji - In the hollow of a wave off the coast at Kanagawa'. A huge falling wave on the left, with the tiny cone of Mount Fuji seen in the trough of the wave, centre, three long rowing boats battling the stormy seas
Vase, Japan, c.1800-1875. Museum no. 85-1876
c.1800 - 1875
Museum no. 85-1876
Cylindrical vase with stand with overlapping foaming sea waves decoration.
Kimono, Japan, late 19th century. Museum no. T.72-1957
Late 19th century
Satin silk, silk embroidery
Museum no. T.72-1957
Detail of a Kimono showing a dragon flying across Mount Fuji. Satin silk with silk embroidery in white, gold, (fumeroles and dragon`s breath), on a brilliant red ground.
Tanto, Japan, early 18th century. Museum no. M.20:1-1947
Early 18th century (with 16th century fittings)
Steel, lacquer, silver
Museum no. M.20:1-1947
Sword (tanto) mounted in wooden scabbard with hiramaki-e decoration of dark matt and aogi lacquer on a dark red ground with silver mounts in the theme of Fuden and Raiden. The band (signed Kanefusa - 16th century) has a cloud motif and two pairs of demons.
Buddhist Priest's Mantle (Kesa), 18th or 19th century. Museum no. T.91-1913
Buddhist priest's mantle (or kesa)
18th or 19th century
Museum no. T.91-1913
Buddhist Priest`s Mantle or Kesa; tapestry weave with pictures of birds (peacocks, herons, storks and doves); a woman with birds feet, flying through a stylised coloured sky of yellow, with clouds of blue, green, brown, orange & red. Below is a stylised representation of a foaming sea (blue and white semi-circles) and rocks. The design also includes six orange squares with three yellow edged green circles.
Tateyama: Famous places in all the provinces by Toto-ya Hokkei, Japan. Museum no. E.574-1899
Tateyama: Famous places in all the provinces
Museum no. E.574-1899
Woodblock print showing the mountainous views at Tateyama.
'The sea at Satta in Suruga Province' by Utagawa Hiroshige, Japan, 1858. Museum no. E.1275-1922
The Sea at Satta in Suruga Province
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Published by Tsutaya Jûzaburô, Edo, 1858
Woodblock print in colour
Museum no. E.1275-1922
The sea at Satta in Suruga Province showing a high, foaming wave breaking through a narrow rocky cove with a volcano in the background.