Gods and Goblins: Japanese Folk Paintings from Otsu

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The unknown painters of the small town of Otsu, Japan, created a painting genre versatile enough to survive for more than three centuries and appealing enough to enter into literature, theater, dance, song, and the work of mainstream artists. Gods and Goblins presents Otsu-e as a tradition that has continually reinvented itself in response to social changes and is still alive today. In the early 17th century artists in Otsu began producing inexpensive paintings to sell as souvenirs to travelers who passed through the town ...

Gods and Goblins: Japanese Folk Paintings from Otsu 1999, Pacific Asia Museum, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9781877921162

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