Akio Nukaga . . . nice . . .

Akio Nukaga- carved pitchers I like these pitchers because of the texture and how simple they look. I like that they are black and white because it helps show the contrast of the wider body and thinner neck.

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Japanese woodblock print - The Great Wave off Kanagawa, also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.

There are 9 basic principles that underlie Japanese art. These are aesthetics that answer the question: what is art? The 9 aesthetics are: wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance, ) shibui (subtle,) Iki (originality), jo-ha-kyu (slow, accelerate, end), yugen (mysterious), geido (discipline and ethics,) enso (the void), kawaii (cute.) pinned from Leslie Miller/Ruby Serben.

there are 9 basic principles that underlie...

awakeningfromthedream: “ there are 9 basic principles that underlie japanese art they are called aesthetics, or concepts that answer the question: what is art? the 9 aesthetics are: wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance, ) shibui (subtle,) Iki.

A wood netsuke of an octopus By Jugyoku, Tokyo, Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century

A wood netsuke of an octopus By Jugyoku, Tokyo, Edo period

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