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    • Ritual Hand Drum (Dameru)

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    • The folk-type dameru is made of two wooden bowl shapes. The bases of the bowls are connected and the open 'faces' which form the outer sides of this hand drum are covered with hide. Two thongs with knotted weights are attached and these hit against...
    • Ritual wine goblet (Gu)

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    • Bronze ritual drinking vessel. A slender stem is banded on the lower portion and rises to a flared mouth. The foot is splayed and hollow on the inside. Two calligraphy characters created by thin lines of metal appear in the inner portion of the...
    • Scarf (Rachu)

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    • Bhutanese scarf for carrying an infant. Woven red ground with embroidered designs: yellow diamond motif in central part; ends have horizontal stripes including one large field of multi colored diamond-in-diamond design. Designs on both ends mirror...
    • Woodburned landscape

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    • Picture of a massive pine tree and a couple of cranes, both symbols of longevity. Signed by artist ""Shu Qiuqu"". Calligraphy translates as: ""Viewing the mountain when wishing some wind to arise toward the night. Moon is shining over a thousand...
    • Black silk robe (Haori)

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    • Man's silk robe (haori), black with five crests woven into fabric. Crests appear on each front shoulder, on the back of both sleeves and directly under the collar on the back. Garment is partially lined with a water scene woven in silk. A small...
    • Amulet container

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    • Quartrefoil box made of silver alloy overlaid with coral on both sides, two pieces of leather which are fixed with metal ornaments and leather string attrached.
    • Miniature painting on rice paper

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    • Miniature painting on rice paper. A prisoner is dressed in white pants gathered at the lower leg that are covered by a full length blue robe tied at the waist with a long pink sash. He stands with one leg raised as he looks back at his guard. His...
    • Silk panel depicting dragon

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    • A five clawed Imperial dragon flies among the clouds and above the swirling water in this woven design. The dragon has been created from metallic thread couched to the fabric. The partial design depicted on the far left side of the panel indicate...
    • Print: Frowning, Roman-nosed woman

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    • Japanese woodblock print depicting a frowning, Roman-nosed woman printed on mica paper. Print by Yamamura Koka who was both a painter and a printmaker. A pupil of Ogata Gekko and a graduate of Tokyo Shool of Fine Arts, he was known for his actor...
    • Woven silk picture

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    • One of a pair (See 1995.05.16). This woven panel depicts two scenes, both set in nature. At the bottom a man of rank appears in a purple robe seated at a table. He wears a hat with 'wings' on either side, an indication of rank. Seated across from...
    • Print: Male figure, possibly Kabuki Character

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    • Woodblock print depicting a male figure in three-quarter profile, possibly a Kabuki character. Print by Yamamura Koka who was both a painter and a printmaker. A pupil of Ogata Gekko and a graduate of Tokyo Shool of Fine Arts, he was known for his...
    • Print: Smiling Beauty

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    • Woodblock print depicting a smiling Japanese woman in three-quarter profile Yamamura Koka was both a painter and a printmaker. A pupil of Ogata Gekko and a graduate of Tokyo Shool of Fine Arts, he was known for his actor prints. His work is in a...
    • Ensemble performance

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    • Christ the lord hath risen (medieval chant) ;Handl, Jacob, 1550-1591. O magnum mysterium ;Dowland, John, 1563?-1626. Come again, sweet love ;Hassler, Hans Leo, 1564-1612. Cantate domino ;Drummer and the cook (arr. Robert Shaw) ;Haul away, Joe (arr....
    • All About Books: November 12, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young A Gate at the Stairs Moore Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It Meloy
    • Charles Stephen opens up Lorrie Moore's 'A Gate at the Stairs,' a witty, charming, and warm coming-of-age novel set in a Midwest college town. Otis Young considers 'Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It' by Maile Meloy, a collection of short stories...

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