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Asian Art and Culture

Japanese Woodblock Prints
By Christopher Caile

The colorful Japanese woodblock prints (hanga) that we see today are the culmination of centuries of development.

Ukiyo-e Woodblock Technique
By Carma C. Fauntleroy

Although the artist is given credit for his piece, the production of the final print also required the expertise of the publisher, the woodcutter, and the printer.

Bodhidharma: Myth or Reality?
By Christopher Caile

This mythical hero and religious philosopher influenced the course of Buddhism while also being heralded as a founder of Chinese kung fu.

Sensei Uematsu Yoshiyuki A Japanese Renaissance Man
By FightingArts Staff

This Karate expert and teacher of iaido, the art of drawing the Japanese sword, is also an accomplished artist and advocate of Zen.

Japanese Woodblock Prints
By Love Liman

The popularity of Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, grew with the emergence of a wealthy bourgeoisie during the prolonged period of peace under the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1867).

Cooking Osechi Ryori
By Sara Aoyama

My last twelve years of preparing the Japanese traditional New Year?s food assortment, osechi ryori, can be seen as a paradigm for the study of any traditional Japanese art.

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