Salon culture in Japan : making art, 1750-1900 available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Salon culture in Japan : making art, 1750-1900

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The first publication to celebrate the British Museum’s rich collection of these technically sophisticated artworks created as part of Japanese cultural salons in the late 18th and 19th centuries

In early modern Japan, cultural salons were creative spaces for people of all ages and social levels to pursue painting, poetry and other artistic endeavours, as serious but amateur practitioners. They all used a pen- or art-name.

Individuals were therefore able to socialise and interact broadly through these artistic activities, regardless of official social status as regulated by the shogunal government. The idea of communal and collaborative creativity seems to have been especially ingrained around the area of Kyoto and Osaka. Each of the two cities had a distinct character: Kyoto was the national capital, where the emperor and aristocrats resided, and Osaka was the centre of commerce.

Only a fraction of these technically sophisticated artworks has previously been published in colour. With five essays by leading experts that explore this fascinating cultural phenomenon from different angles, and eight shorter insights that delve into specific historical aspects and the personal connections and legacies of cultural figures, this book offers a new perspective on Japanese art and society in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

  • Author: Akiko Yano
  • Hardcover: 265 pages | 220 illustrations
  • Date published: June 2024
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780714124964
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 25.8 cm

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