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Kusama Yayoi
Sho-chan, Heisei period, 2013
fiberglass-reinforced plastic; paint
overall: 68 x 28 x 88 cm (26 3/4 x 11 x 34 5/8 in.)
Private collection
© Yayoi Kusama, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai

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Kaigyokusai Masatsugu
The Twelve Zodiac Animals, Edo - Meiji periods, mid-to-late 19th century
ivory with staining, sumi, inlays
overall: 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.2 cm (1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 in.)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection
photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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Kaigyokusai Masatsugu
Wild Boar, Edo - Meiji periods, mid-to-late 19th century
ivory with sumi, inlays
overall: 3.4 x 3.1 x 3 cm (1 5/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/16 in.)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection
photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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Unknown Artist
Fugen's Elephant, Kamakura period, 13th century
wood with pigments, crystal eyes
overall (elephant): 60 x 40 x 110 cm (23 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 43 5/16 in.)
overall (base): 7 x 50 x 95 cm (2 3/4 x 19 11/16 x 37 3/8 in.)
Private collection
Image courtesy of the Nara National Museum. Photo by Sasaki Kosuke .

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Unknown Artist
Fugen Enmei, Kamakura period, 13th century
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
overall: 91.3 x 41.9 cm (35 15/16 x 16 1/2 in.)
mount: 174.5 x 59.2 cm (68 11/16 x 23 5/16 in.)
Nara National Museum
Image courtesy of the Nara National Museum. Photo by Sasaki Kosuke

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K en
Monju Bosatsu Seated on a Lion, with Standing Attendants, Kamakura period, 1273
set of five statues; wood with pigments, metal leaves, crystal eyes
height (total Monju): 193.7 cm (76 1/4 in.)
height (statue of Monju): 46.1 cm (18 1/8 in.)
height (Uten-o): 69.5 cm (27 3/8 in.)
height (Zenzai Doji): 46.2 cm (18 3/16 in.)
height (Taish R jin): 70 cm (27 9/16 in.)
height (Buddabari): 66.6 cm (26 1/4 in.)
overall (lion): 105 x 125 x 60 cm (41 5/16 x 49 3/16 x 23 5/8 in.)
overall (Monju): 50 x 35.5 x 31 cm (19 11/16 x 14 x 12 3/16 in.)
overall (halo): 78.5 x 65 cm (30 7/8 x 25 9/16 in.)
overall (Zenzai Doji): 46.5 x 17.5 x 19 cm (18 5/16 x 6 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)
overall (Base for Zenzai Doji): 8 x 18.5 x 25 cm (3 1/8 x 7 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
overall (Uten-o): 70 x 30 x 45 cm (27 9/16 x 11 13/16 x 17 11/16 in.)
overall (Base for Uten-o): 9 x 29.5 x 34 cm (3 9/16 x 11 5/8 x 13 3/8 in.)
overall (Buddabari): 66.5 x 21 x 27 cm (26 3/16 x 8 1/4 x 10 5/8 in.)
overall (Base for Buddabari): 9 x 21.5 x 27 cm (3 9/16 x 8 7/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
overall (Daish R jin): 71 x 23 x 25 cm (27 15/16 x 9 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
overall (Base for Daish R jin): 9 x 21.5 x 27 cm (3 9/16 x 8 7/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Tokyo National Museum

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Unknown Artist
Seated Horse-Headed Kannon, Heian period, 11th century
wood
height: 103.2 cm (40 5/8 in.); overall: 104 x 93 x 56 cm (40 15/16 x 36 5/8 x 22 1/16 in.)
Yamakado Jichikai
Shiga Prefectural Board of Education

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Unknown Artist
Sword with Kurikara Dragon and Two Child Acolytes, Kamakura period, 13th century
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
overall (image): 137.4 x 68.3 cm (54 1/8 x 26 7/8 in.)
mount: 240.5 x 89.4 cm (94 11/16 x 35 3/16 in.)
Nara National Museum
Image courtesy of the Nara National Museum. Photo by Morimura Kinji

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Kanda S tei Yoshinobu
Inari Daimy jin, Edo period, 1698
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
image: 77 x 35.8 cm (30 5/16 x 14 1/8 in.); mount: 144 x 49.5 cm (56 11/16 x 19 1/2 in.)
Sens ji, Tokyo

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Kan Eitai
Ritual of Releasing Captured Animals, Edo period, early 19th century
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
overall (image): 128 x 56.2 cm (50 3/8 x 22 1/8 in.)
overall (mount): 205 x 67.2 cm (80 11/16 x 26 7/16 in.)
width (including roller ends): 74 cm (29 1/8 in.)
Private collection

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Unknown Artist
Shaka Passing into Nirvana, Edo period, 1727
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
image: 187.6 x 276.3 cm (73 7/8 x 108 3/4 in.)
mount: 276.6 x 308.3 cm (108 7/8 x 121 3/8 in.)
Seiraiji
Nagoya City Museum

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Kaih Y ken
The Passing of Shaka, Edo period, 1713
hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
overall (mount): 312.5 x 277.5 cm (123 x 109 1/4 in.)
Sh j ke'in, Kyoto

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Kan Kazunobu
The Six Realms: Animals, from the series The Five Hundred Arhats, Edo period, 1853-1863
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
image: 172.3 x 85.3 cm (67 13/16 x 33 9/16 in.); mount: 305 x 117 cm (120 1/16 x 46 1/16 in.)
Daihonzan Z j ji, Tokyo

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Unknown Artist
Pair of Sacred Monkeys, Heian period, 11th century
wood with traces of pigment
a: 41.9 x 22.9 x 24.1 cm (16 1/2 x 9 x 9 1/2 in.)
b: 41.9 x 22.9 x 27.9 cm (16 1/2 x 9 x 11 in.)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., Margaret and David Barry, the Louis Y. Kado Trust, Mrs. Charlene S. Kornblum and Dr. S. Sanford Kornblum, Murray Smith, and Grace Tsao
photo (C) Museum Associates / LACMA

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Unknown Artist
Sacred Foxes, Kamakura - Nanbokuch periods, 14th century
wood with pigments
overall (right statue, with a ball in mouth): 53 x 40 x 22 cm (20 7/8 x 15 3/4 x 8 11/16 in.)
overall (right base): 15 x 42.1 x 23.5 cm (5 7/8 x 16 9/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
overall (left statue, with a key in mouth): 52 x 39.5 x 21 cm (20 1/2 x 15 9/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
overall (left base): 15 x 42.2 x 24 cm (5 7/8 x 16 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
Kiyama Jinja, Okayama Prefecture

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Unknown Artist
Deer Bearing Symbols of the Kasuga Deities, Nanbokuch period, 14th century
bronze, wood with pigments
overall: 108 x 58 x 35 cm (42 1/2 x 22 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.)
Hosomi Museum, Kyoto

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attributed to Kan Motonobu
Dragon, Muromachi period, late 15th - early 16th century
one of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on paper
image: 84.5 x 43.8 cm (33 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.)
mount: 172.7 x 55.2 cm (68 x 21 3/4 in.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with the Edith H. Bell Fund, the Edward and Althea Budd Fund, the Hollis Family Foundation Fund, the J. Stogdell Stokes Fund, and the East Asian Art Revolving Fund, 2000

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attributed to Kan Motonobu
Tiger, Muromachi period, late 15th - early 16th century
one of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on paper
image: 84.5 x 43.8 cm (33 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.)
mount: 172.7 x 55.2 cm (68 x 21 3/4 in.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with the Edith H. Bell Fund, the Edward and Althea Budd Fund, the Hollis Family Foundation Fund, the J. Stogdell Stokes Fund, and the East Asian Art Revolving Fund, 2000

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Morita Shiry
Dragon, Showa period, 1965
four-panel screen; aluminum flake pigment in polyvinyl acetate medium; yellow alkyd varnish on paper medium
overall: 161.6 x 312.4 x 2.2 cm (63 5/8 x 123 x 7/8 in.)
Courtesy of Lucia R. Henderson and D. Clay Ackerly, Washington, D.C.

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Unknown Artist
Uchikake with Phoenix and Birds, Meiji period, 19th century
silk crepe, paste-resist dyed
overall: 174 x 134 cm (68 1/2 x 52 3/4 in.)
Kyoto National Museum

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Unknown Artist
Yogi with Crane and Turtle, Edo period, 19th century
silk crepe, paste-resist dyed
overall: 168.5 x 126 cm (66 5/16 x 49 5/8 in.)
Matsuzakaya Collection

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Yamamoto Kozan
Rabbit-Shaped Censer, Sh wa period, c.1935
white bronze
overall: 8.9 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm (3 1/2 x 5 x 3 in.)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross in honor of Diana Gross
photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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Unknown Artist
Kabuki Costume with Carp Swimming Up a Waterfall, Taish - Sh wa periods, first half of 20th century
silk, paste-resist dyed, embroidery
overall: 156.5 x 137.5 cm (61 5/8 x 54 1/8 in.)
Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd.

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Unknown artist
Monkeys, from the handscroll Frolicking Animals, Heian - Kamakura periods, 12th - 13th century
section mounted as a hanging scroll; ink on paper
image: 29.2 x 54 cm (11 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)
overall: 106.7 x 61 cm (42 x 24 in.)
From the Collection of Robin B. Martin

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Sawaki S setsu
Rat's Wedding Procession, Edo period, 18th century
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
image: 39.2 x 53.6 cm (15 11/16 x 21 9/16 in.)
mount: 142 x 70 cm (55 7/8 x 27 9/16 in.)
width (including roller ends): 76 cm (29 15/16 in.)
Tekisuiken Memorial Foundation of Culture, Chiba Prefecture

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Unknown Artist
Dancing Fox, Edo period, 18th century
ivory with staining
overall: 7.1 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm (2 13/16 x 1 13/16 x 1 in.)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection
photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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Utagawa Hiroshige
New Year's Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, ji, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Edo period, 1857
woodblock print
image: 33.7 x 21.7 cm (13 1/4 x 8 9/16 in.)
sheet: 35 x 22.1 cm (13 3/4 x 8 11/16 in.)
mat: 55.9 x 43.2 cm (22 x 17 in.)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Caroline and Jarred Morse
photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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Unknown Artist
Ky gen Monkey Mask, Edo period, 17th - 18th century
wood, gesso, pigments
overall: 19 x 15 x 8.2 cm (7 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Tokyo National Museum

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Utagawa Yoshitsuya
Earth Spider, Edo period, c. 1847-1852
triptych; woodblock print
overall (left panel): 37.99 x 25.7 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.)
overall (center panel): 38.3 x 25.6 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
overall (right panel): 37.6 x 25.7 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/8 in.)
mat: 50.8 x 91.4 cm (20 x 36 in.)
The Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Museum Purchase, 1984.0034.a,b,c

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Okamoto Tar
Akita - Oga Peninsula - Namahage, from Geijutsu Fudoki, Sh wa period, 1957; printed 2007
gelatin silver print
mat: 50 x 65 cm (19 11/16 x 25 9/16 in.)
sheet: 35.6 x 43.2 cm (14 x 17 in.)
Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki

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Fukase Masahisa
Erimo Cape, from the series Ravens, Sh wa period, 1976
gelatin silver print
image: 30.3 x 44.1 cm (11 15/16 x 17 3/8 in.)
sheet: 36.4 x 50 cm (14 5/16 x 19 11/16 in.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Purchased with funds contributed by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, 1990
© Masahisa Fukase Archives, courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery in London

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Miyazaki Manabu
Fox from the series Animal Trails, Heisei period, 2005
type C print
image: 40.5 x 27 cm (15 15/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
mat: 55.9 x 45.8 cm (22 x 18 1/16 in.)
sheet: 43.2 x 35.6 cm (17 x 14 in.)
Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka Prefecture
© Miyazaki Manabu

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Issey Miyake
Monkey Pleats, Heisei period, 1990
polyester
height (mannequin): approx. 185 cm (72 13/16 in.)
Miyake Design Studio
Photo by Hiroshi Iwasaki

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Unknown Artist
Helmet Shaped like a Shachihoko, Edo period, 17th - 18th century
iron, gold, brass, leather, wood, paper, lacquer
overall: 47.4 x 22.6 x 20.7 cm (18 11/16 x 8 7/8 x 8 1/8 in.)
Kozu Kobunka Museum, Kyoto

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Unknown Artist
Helmet Shaped like a Turbo Shell and Half Mask, Edo period, 17th century
iron, gold, silver, wood, lacquer, paper, silk, hemp, horse hair
length (shikoro): 5 13/16 in. (14.7 cm)
height (helmet): 19.3 cm (7 5/8 in.)
overall (helmet): 33 x 35 x 35 cm (13 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)
overall (half-mask): 14 x 26 x 22 cm (5 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 8 11/16 in.)
Tokyo National Museum

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Kan School
Goshawk Mews, Edo period, c.1675
six-panel screen; ink, color, and gold leaf on paper
overall: 169.2 x 365.8 cm (66 5/8 x 144 in.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Cooper, 1978

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Unknown Artist
Charger with Carp Ascending Waterfall, Edo period, 19th century
Arita ware; porcelain with celadon glaze and underglaze blue
diameter: 63.5 cm (25 in.)
height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Segawa Takeo

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Takamura K un
Aged Monkey, Meiji period, 1893
wood
overall: 113 x 93 x 76.5 cm (44 1/2 x 36 5/8 x 30 1/8 in.)
Tokyo National Museum

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Miyagawa K zan I
Footed Bowl with Applied Crabs, Meiji period, 1881
stoneware with brown glaze
height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)
diameter (mouth): 39.7 cm (15 5/8 in.) diameter (foot): 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)
Tokyo National Museum

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It Jakuch
Pair of Cranes and Morning Sun, Edo period, c. 1755-1756
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
image: 121.3 x 40.4 cm (47 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.)
mount: 208 x 55 cm (81 7/8 x 21 5/8 in.)
width (including roller ends): 60.2 cm (23 11/16 in.)
Tekisuiken Memorial Foundation of Culture, Chiba Prefecture

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Maruyama kyo
Cranes, Edo period, 1772
pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, and gold leaf on paper; lacquered-wood frame
mount (each): 170.8 x 349.9 x 1.9 cm (67 1/4 x 137 3/4 x 3/4 in.)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Camilla Chandler Frost in honor of Robert T. Singer
photo (C) Museum Associates / LACMA

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Nagasawa Rosetsu
Ox, Edo period, 18th century
hanging scroll; ink and color on paper; painted mount
mount: 132 x 73.8 cm (51 15/16 x 29 1/16 in.)
width (including roller ends): 80.5 cm (31 11/16 in.)
Tessaido Co.

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The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
June 2 – August 18, 2019

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