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Origami in japanese Fine Art

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:27 pm
by Tamsyn Francoise
Thanks a lot, everybody for the links and attachments.
About the book in "A Japanese Paper-folding Classic" .I bought it a while ago in amazon.com. The price was much cheaper than the one on the selling market now, so I must have been very lucky..
Here are illustrations of ukyio-e with wrappers and folded figures, from Hosoda Eishi and Hiroshige.
Hosoda Eishi ( Japan 1756-1829)painted mainly women´spaces in a very elegant style. Among one of his painting is "The meeting of seven women who represent the seven Gods of Luck". The boat has a pointed prow as a form of a Japanese Phoenix also called Hôô.
In the centre, are sitting two women, one holding a paper boat, and the other one a paper crane
Perhaps the young woman holding a paper boat is a metaphor of Ebisu ( god of fishers,good fortune and commerce). Fukurokuju ( god of happiness wealth and longevity), would be the one holding a paper crane.
Here is the link
http://expositions.bnf.fr/japonaises/grand/069.htm
It´s all in french, with explanations... .I tried to zoom in ,the part with the two women holding paper figures, but the picture got blurred (probably in low-res.).

To be continued with ukyio-e and wrappers..
Françoise (alias Tamsyn)

Re: Origami in japanese Fine Art

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:12 pm
by Tamsyn Francoise
Here are the ukyio-e with wrappers from Hosoda Eishi(1) and Hiroshige(2).
The one from Eishi is part of "The serie Five festivals à la mode."
Apart of japanese beauties, they depicted folded wrappers for festival days.
Of the five great festivals celebrated under the old lunar calendar four are referred to in Brossman´s book "A Japanese Paper Folding Classic"
Here are the links
http://www.hiroshige.org.uk/hiroshige/O ... tivals.htm
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/work/DO2.1961/
Françoise (Tamsyn)

Re: Origami in japanese Fine Art

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:18 pm
by Nick
Beautiful images, thanks for sharing Tamsyn!