One afternoon the kids & I toured the Portland Art Museum. The museum had quite a bit of Asian Art on display, but primarily from China. We were studying Japan, though, and found only a few pieces from that part of the world.
|Kannon Bosatsu welcoming the faithful to paradise|
unknown artist. Late 12th/13th Century. Wood with gesso, lacquer, and gold
|Eight Views of Ōmi: Evening Bell at Mii Temple, Boats Returning to Yabase, and Geese Descending at Katata|
Shiokawa Bunrin. 1867. Hanging Scrolls; ink and color on silk
|Imari Ware Apothecary Jar with bird and flower design|
Arita kilns, Saga prefecture. 1670's. Porcelain with underglaze blue painting.
|Vase with Thistle Design|
Kondo Yuzo. ca 1965. Porcelain with underglaze blue painting.
|Imari Ware Plate with Dragon Design|
Edo Period, 19th Century. Porcelain with underglaze blue painting.
Fujikasa Satoko. 2011. Stoneware with matte white glaze
I'm not big into modern or abstract art, but I absolutely loved this.
The day we went to the museum was a great day to see a variety of Asian art, just not a great day to see artwork specifically from Japan. I was really hoping to see examples of woodblock printing, but we didn't. No complaints, though, it was a fabulous trip.