The Musical Nature of Onchi Kōshirō’s Abstract Prints+

Abstract art can be particularly challenging to discuss. The Abstract...

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In Praise of Mothers+

While chatting on the telephone with my friend the other...

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Capturing a sunset: Hiroshige’s “Evening Glow at Seta”+

During this quarantine, many of us spend our free time...

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Yaozen: Hiroshige’s celebration of a fine restaurant in 19th century Japan+

Although neon signs in their windows reassure us that they...

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Yōkai and the visualization of disease+

In the past few weeks, as the international pandemic has...

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Social distancing in the context of Japanese art, part 2+

Recently, I wrote about how a work of portraiture and...

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Social distancing in the context of Japanese art, part 1+

In addition to the physical danger that it poses, the...

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Talking story across the US about HoMA’s Japanese Print Collection+

James A. Michener giving a lecture at the Academy of Arts....

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Curator’s notes: In appreciation of the color in Japanese woodblock prints+

In this season of giving thanks, I would like to...

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Shibata Zeshin: Rebelling against westernization+

If you visit the museum this October, you will discover...

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Curator’s Notes: Stephen Salel on his first rotation in the Japan Gallery+

The paintings and woodblock-printed books in the Japan Gallery’s current...

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Where’s the Great Wave?+

The Honolulu Museum of Art is committed to offering visitors...

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Curator’s Notes: How Utagawa Hiroshige captured the evolution of a city+

The Honolulu Museum of Art’s current exhibition Hiroshige‘s City: From...

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Art Spotlight: Portraits of Kabuki Heroes+

Tough Love: Expressions of Confucian Morality in Japanese Woodblock Prints features...

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Staff picks: Amber Ludwig’s favorite work of art+

Amber Ludwig is the Curatorial Assistant for the Department of...

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Honolulu Myohoji Mission donates prize sculpture+

The most recent addition to the museum’s collection of Japanese...

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