Beginning with the curious and quick-moving beetle that moves across the screen, visitors will appreciate the visual appeal of this online exhibit offered by the Pacific Asia Museum. The site explores the depiction of animals in Japanese paintings and prints, and does so through three sections titled, “Tradition”, “Reality”, and “Imagination”. Each section contains six high-quality digital renderings of various artworks, complete with an extended essay on the work’s importance, and the use of animals within each work. One work that is particularly lovely is the 1848 scroll painting, “Sparrows and Bamboo” by Tsubaki Chinzan. An animated timeline provides additional context for each work and the broader artistic milieu throughout Japan, and a games section offers a host of fun activities, such as a random monster generator.


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