From Dairy to Doorstep
A peacock headdress, circa 1913.
My Mummy's Bosoms
Written and Illustrated by Tatsuya Miyanishi
"Tanpopo (Dandelion) Series" age:2-3
21.3 X 22.6 cm 28pages
First printed in May 1989
A child loves his own mother's bosoms so much, because he has grown up by sucking it with her warmth. At the same time, a child is sometimes jealous of his little brothers and sisters and acts unfriendly to them.
This book will be sure to help children to learn the sharing tenderly.
Do not fear the aging of the body for it is the body's way of seeking the root. - Lao-Tzu
from a greene and greene house in southern california (from my japonisme blog)
*Wild geese landing at Iwakimasuya from the series " Eight views of kimono merchants" Utagawa, Toyokuni (1769-1825)
They are now rarely seen, but mosquito nets remind us of summer. The woman's leg is exposed as she enters the mosquito net with her fan in her hand. Perhaps it is the service of the artist.
These shop signs are collection of Dr.E.Morse, a finderof
The Ohmori Shell Mound.
from 'darling of the gods' costumes by Genjiro Yeto
Illustrated by Wharton Esherick (1887-1970)
by Katherine Garrison Chapin
New York: Duffield and Green, 1933
among the wonderful collections at the amon carter museum
so many gorgeous rugs, and a lot of historical background
this beautiful illustration from 1918 is the frontpiece for the first book Dorothy Pulis Lathrop ever illustrated. she would go on to become the first winner of the caldecott prize for illustrations for a children's books.
this book is called 'japanese prints,' by john gould fletcher (which i took out of the library). it's a series of poems of varying quality, but i find the one opposite this illustration kind of interesting:
of what is she dreaming?
of long nights lit with orange lanterns,
of wine-cups and compliments and kisses of the two-sword men.
i would call this 'japonaiserie' rather than 'japonisme' because the latter is western work, generally, done with japanese design and execution standards. japonaiserie, rather, is more like chinoiserie: western work which mimics the work from one of these two asian countries.
i don't mean to imply that there is a hard, fast rule, a line that everything falls on one side of or the other. also, both movements occurred in the same era, the end of the 19th century (a time when the west was being flooded by goods from japan for the first time in 250 years), and the beginning of the 20th.
so i would suggest that this image is quite a western one of an exquisite asian theme.
several interesting bios lathrop are available at (sandwiched between a couple of relatives):
"THE LADY GOT UP AND SAW THE MISTY SKY"
Luke Limner Our Tom Cat and His Nine Lives
012807.de.69 11x14.5 cm
Our Tom Cat
The binding designs of John Leighton
Issued under Leighton's pseudonym of Luke Limner, this is one of a number of his drawings which was printed by lithography on paper between 1845 and 1851. The overall effect of the design, showing a number of cats chasing fish and birds amongst foliage, with the larger figure of Tom Cat seated pensively amidst his books, demonstrates the contrasts achieved by the use of the red tint against the black.
love these stumbles