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…

Kakemono familie Cock Blomhoff

anonymous, 1817 - 1825, NG-1972-17

Container in the form of a crane

anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800, box, AK-MAK-682

Inro

anonymous, 1700 - 1800, AK-MAK-156

Jizo Bodhisattva

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

Minnend paar in feestelijke kleding

Sugimura Jihei, 1740 - c. 1745, print, RP-P-1996-86

Het is goed om te beginnen met…

Totoya Hokkei, c. 1822, print, RP-P-1958-353

IJsvogel

Kôno Bairei, 1893, print, RP-P-2004-508A-5

Rat met rivierkreeft

anonymous, 1840, print, RP-P-1962-330

Rijstplanters

Suzuki Harunobu, 1763 - 1767, print, RP-P-1971-305