Momoyama Period in Japan

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)

An unusual exhibition exploring beauty secrets in Japanese prints and the beauty rituals of women during the Edo period (1603-1868) highlights practices and traditions that sometimes still echo in Japanese society today. Organised in four sections, the exhibition in Paris… Continue reading

Dogu Clay Figures: 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 clay figures are abstract with recognisably human or animal… Continue reading