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Gods and Heroes of Old Japan Daniel Herwitz

Gods and Heroes of Old Japan

Daniel Herwitz

Published September 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780710310927
Hardcover
177 pages
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This charming book was first published by Kegan Paul in 1906 at the height of Japonisme, the passion for all things Japanese in Europe and America. Decorated by Ada Galton with motifs based on the work of Hokusai, Kuniyoshi and Korin, and others, itMoreThis charming book was first published by Kegan Paul in 1906 at the height of Japonisme, the passion for all things Japanese in Europe and America. Decorated by Ada Galton with motifs based on the work of Hokusai, Kuniyoshi and Korin, and others, it can be seen both as an artefact of the period and movement, and as a romantic account of the gods and heroes of traditional Japan, and to the legends and stories that are at the very heart of Japanese art and culture. As the heroes of the ancient Greeks were the expression of their ideals, so the Japanese rank their heroes almost among the gods.