Sketch for Toyotimi Hideyoshi

Asian Art Newspaper looks at the culture of the Azuchi-Momoyama period and Sengoku period, when a taste for lavish gold screens of the Kano School appeared alongside the refinement of The Tea Ceremony The Azuchi-Momoyama (1573-1603) period refers to the… Continue reading


Bien Senjoko (Face Powder)

Asian Art Newspaper looks at Japanese Beauty Secrets through woodblock prints, to explore the fashion for hairstyles, make-up in 19th-century, Edo, Japan An unusual exhibition exploring beauty rituals of women during the Edo period (1603-1868) highlights practices and traditions that… Continue reading

The Power of Dogu

Animal faced dogu

From the Jomon period of Japanese history, Dogu clay figures have fascinated the public, as seen in this exhibition, The Power of Dogu, held at the British Museum in 2009 Dogu are abstract clay figures with recognisably human or animal… Continue reading