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Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

J. Thomas Rimer (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Research outside Japan on the history and significance of the Japanese visual arts since the beginning of the Meiji period (1868) has been a relatively unexplored area of inquiry. In recent years, ... More


Sculpture

Shūji Tanaka

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the history of modern Japanese sculpture from Edo to Meiji up to the postwar period. From the opening of Japan in the Meiji period, beginning in 1868, there had been ... More


Ecumenical Parks and Cosmological Gardens: Braphai and Lek Wiriyaphan and Buddhist Spectacle Culture

Justin Thomas McDaniel

in Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824865986
eISBN:
9780824873738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865986.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Lek and Braphai Wiriyaphan were married Sino-Thai entrepreneurs that became some of the greatest builders of Buddhist theme parks and ecumenical memorials in Asia. They designed parks and museums ... More


Ephemeral Bodies: Object Choice and Material Practice

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter demonstrates how sculpture departs from aesthetic beauty or pure form to engage in subjects involving minors or the marginalized, and how it addresses critical issues such as birth ... More


How People Think about Their Sculpture

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses how people in North Kohala think about their figurative sculptures. These sculptures are images of akua (spirits, divinities) and manifestations of natural phenomena. Some are ... More


Decision

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter addresses the debate among the North Kohala residents on who would lead the conservation project for the Kamehameha sculpture. Most of the residents agreed that as a professional expert ... More


On the Scaffolding

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The chapter recounts the events surrounding the conservation project for the Kamehameha sculpture. Mark Bowden's painting crew erected three sturdy scaffolding towers with adjustable planks around ... More


Looking to the Future

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This concluding chapter presents Glenn Wharton's reflection on the conservation project for the Kamehameha sculpture. As Wharton and her conservation members sudsed the sculpture and worked their ... More


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