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D. S. Rayevsky

Term used to describe an art dominated by animal themes, associated with a series of 1st-millennium bc cultures of the Eurasian steppes, extending from Central Europe to the Ordos region of north-west China.

The Animal style is characteristic of a series of cultures, including the ...

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Fusuma  

Robert W. Kramer

Paper-covered, sliding door panel, used to separate spaces inside a Japanese dwelling. It is properly known as fusuma shōji (see Shōji) in Japanese. Panels may be removed when larger spaces are needed. While the shōji has a thin covering of paper on one side only, the ...

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Oscar P. Fitzgerald

Technique for imitating Asian Lacquer. Once Dutch and Portuguese traders imported lacquer ware from the Far East after 1700, Europeans became fascinated by this technique. Originating in ancient China, it spread to Japan where it is still practiced in the 21st century. The process involved the application of up to a hundred coats of lacquer produced from the sap of the ...

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Frances Wood

Hollow brick platform constructed against the interior façade wall of houses in northern China, beneath the lattice windows (see China, People’s Republic of, §II, 5, (ii)). Heated from the inside by small, free-standing braziers or flues connected to cooking stoves, kang are usually used as sleeping areas at night and seats during the day. They are usually the width of one bay (...

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Joan H. O’Mara

Japanese paintings or woodblock prints depicting famous poets and poetesses often accompanied by the inscription of their names, with or without additional biographical information, and representative verses. By integrating calligraphy, poetry and painting in a single format, kasen’e (‘pictures of poetic immortals’) illustrate well the close interrelationship between these three art forms....

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Pen  

Shirley Millidge

Instrument made from a reed, quill or metal-tipped equivalent, generally used with Ink for writing (see Script) or drawing (see Drawing, §III, 2, (i)). In East Asia brush pens are used (see China, People’s Republic of, §XIV, 4, and Japan, §VII, 1, (ii)...

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Shōji  

Robert W. Kramer

Type of Japanese door, constructed of translucent, paper-covered latticework. Like the tatami (floor mat) and the Fusuma (sliding door or panel), the shōji is one of the characteristic elements of the traditional Japanese residence. Such doors permit light to enter rooms that are far from exterior walls and give a degree of privacy to activities inside. In the humid climate of Japan, the paper with which the lattice is covered (formerly handmade ...