Life In Kyoto - Arts In Seasonal Delight

Publisher Seigensha

ISBN 9784861527944

Idea Code 20521

Besides the four distinct seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, the Japanese calendar recognises more nuanced seasonal changes in a subset of 24 periods that reflect the weather or the current state of flora and fauna. Although these slight transitions are quite difficult to perceive in our fast-paced modern lives, we are affected by them nonetheless. Also artworks cannot exist without a relationship to the seasons. This volume introduces works connected to these 24 seasonal periods, with a focus on artists who have deep ties with the city of Kyoto. The seasons are expressed in subtle details, such as the subject of a painting or the design of a kimono or ceramic vessel.

240 p, ills colour, 18 x 24 cm, pb, Japanese/English


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