Edo Avant-Garde

The Guardians of Edo Avant-Garde reveals the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603 – 1868) played in setting the stage for the “modern art” movement in the West. During the Edo era, while a pacified Japan isolated itself from the world, audacious Japanese artists innovated stylization, abstraction, minimalism, surrealism, geometric composition and the illusion of 3-D.

Temples and Shrines

 

Honenin, Kyoto

Read more about Honenin Temple here:  http://thekyotoproject.org/english/honen-in-temple/

Read more about Honenin Temple here: http://thekyotoproject.org/english/honen-in-temple/

Hieizan, Kyoto

Read more about Hieizan Temple here:  https://en.biwako-visitors.jp/spot/detail/112   (this could also be a possible link from the official website:  https://www.hieizan.or.jp/wp-content/themes/enryakuji/pdf/english.pdf )

Read more about Hieizan Temple here: https://en.biwako-visitors.jp/spot/detail/112

(this could also be a possible link from the official website: https://www.hieizan.or.jp/wp-content/themes/enryakuji/pdf/english.pdf)

Tofukuji, Kyoto

Read more about Tofukuji Temple here:  http://www.tofukuji.jp/english/index.html

Read more about Tofukuji Temple here: http://www.tofukuji.jp/english/index.html

Nisonin, Kyoto

Read more about Nisonin Temple here:  http://nisonin.jp/?lang=en

Read more about Nisonin Temple here: http://nisonin.jp/?lang=en

Ryuketsu (Dragon’s Lair) Shrine, Nara

Dragon's Lair Shrine (Last shrine).jpg