useful glossary of Japanese art terms.
Artist Timeline Chart:
This chart provides a graphical layout showing some of the more
well known artists, their eras and their life spans.
Japanese Prints: A wonderful resource for information
about artists and prints. Well organized, comprehensive and informative.
Geisha: Highly recommended site for additional information
about geisha and maiko. The site includes picture galleries and
many in depth essays explaining every aspect of the lives of these
magical women. Immortal Geisha also has a sister site Caged
Birds which delves into the lives and times of the courtesans
who occupied the pleasure quarters of Japan. These two sites immortalgeisha.com
do an excellent job of differentiating between the largely misunderstood
lives of both the geisha and the courtesan.
Takemoto "Bijinga" Art Gallery: Please visit
here to see a more complete portfolio including dozens more works
from Akiko Takemoto. The website is written mainly in her native
language of Japanese, but the visual aspects of her art speaks
for itself. We are proud to represent Akiko for those that wish
to purchase her works but do not speak Japanese. Works currently
offered by Akiko are available in our contemporary bijinga section