Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, AK-RAK-2007-1-B

These guards stand at the entrance to a temple to ward off evil. They are holding a vajra, with which to crush ignorance. Their open and shut mouths represent the first and last letters of the Japanese script: A and N: this symbolises the totality of sounds and letters, of knowledge. Worshippers who…

Jizo Bodhisattva

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1350, hanging scroll, AK-MAK-162

Osaka album

Utagawa Hirosada, 1847 - 1849, RP-P-2007-729

Zeeroute

Kamisaka Sekka, 1903, book, RP-P-2005-571

De laatste aanval van de Kusunoki…

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1847, print, RP-P-1984-2A

Abe no Nakamaro kijkend naar de…

Katsushika Hokusai, 1833 - 1837, print, RP-P-1966-333

Motoyama

Hiroshige (I) , Utagawa, 1835 - 1840, print, RP-P-1969-115

Honderd gezichten op de berg Fuji

Hiroshige (I) , Utagawa, 1859, book, RP-P-1983-244