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The little red bearded dolls known as 'daruma' have been popular in Japan for centuries and are now becoming popular all over the world. These dolls are deeply rooted in Japanese culture.EDITOR'S CHOICE
This hub explores the cell phone charm culture of Japan and Asia, their history and predecessors, and how the cell phone charm trend spread across the world during the 2000s.EDITOR'S CHOICE
Airmail stamps are not just stamps. They are pieces of aviation and postal history going back some 1 1/2 centuries! "Airmail Stamps..." takes a look at the history and examples of these stamps.
The Swiss railway clock is one of the world's most famous and recognizable clocks. It's a clock with a simple yet striking design that's kept accurate time at Swiss railroad stations for nearly 7 decades. It has...
Cranes are a bird of legend and one of the world's most majestic and elegant bird species. "Crane Culture..." takes a look at the crane and the legends, culture, and facts surrounding it.
Crows are a species of bird that are highly intelligent, fasincinating to watch, and highly misunderstood by humankind. Crows art is also a largely-overlooked art genre! "Crow Art..." takes a look at crow art...EDITOR'S CHOICE
One of the world's oldest toy is the spinning top. Tops are an age-old pasttime for children and adults alike, as well as a toy that has been useful to science! "Spinning Tops Across the Globe" takes a look...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Landscape paintings - or 'shan shui' ("Mountain and water") paintings - have been a part of Chinese art for many thousands of years. They have deep spiritual and political meanings and are an expression of the...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Some of the most famous paintings in American art history are Cassius Coolidge's "Dogs Playing Poker" series of paintings. "Coolidge Dogs..." takes a look at the history, background, and legacy of...
All around the world, horse paintings - or equestrian paintings - are familiar to almost everyone. Horse paintings can be found hanging in homes, offices, museums, and elsewhere. But what is the history behind many of...
Pine trees are a species of tree which has various meanings and symbolism all around the world. "Pine Trees...." takes a look at the cultural and religious meanings of the pine tree and various facts about the...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Bamboo has been a very popular subject in east Asian art for many centuries. It is one of the most recognizable motifs in east Asian paintings and one most people associate with east Asian art. "Bamboo Paintings of...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Some of the world's oldest pottery is that of ancient Japan. Pottery pieces dating back to at least the 12th millineum BCE have been found at archaological sites across Japan. This period of Japanese history is known as...
Lighthouses are a necessity for ships at sea, popular tourist attractions, and historical sites. There are many that are iconic, and others that are relatively unknown. "Ten Famous Lighthouses From Around the...
Cherry blossoms, or sakura, have become a popular subject of art in both East and West. Japanese cherry blossom art is particularly famous worldwide, but there are other countries where the cherry blossom has taken root...
Moon paintings have been a part of Chinese and Japanese art for many centuries. Images of the moon are strongly associated with these two countries. This hub explores the history of these paintings and prints and the...EDITOR'S CHOICE
The Japanese maple tree is famous worldwide for its beauty and elegance. In Japan itself, the maple tree - or kaede - is one of the nation's most famous trees, especially during fall. This tree has a significance...
Have you ever noticed the rabbit in the moon? Are you familiar with the Moon Rabbit, or Jade Rabbit as it's sometimes called? "The Moon Rabbit In Legend and Culture" is dedicated to that big bunny pounding...
Carp art - and in particular koi art - is some of the most famous artwork to be exported from Asia. In "Chinese and Japanese Koi Fish Art", Chinese and Japanese carp paintings, koi art, and the history and...
In Japan, legends have been told for centuries about the legendary Kappa water imp that is both a fearsome water monster and a troublemaker. "Kappa: The Japanese River Monster" discusses the Kappa, its...
One of the most popular subjects in Japanese art is cats. "Japanese Cat Art" takes a look at the history of the cat in Japan, cat paintings, the Maneki Neko ("Lucky Cat"), cat anime, and more!
The butterfly has many meanings in Japan. Beautiful yet mysterious, the Japanese butterfly has made appearances on clothing, in media, in family crests, and especially in art. "The Art of the Japanese...EDITOR'S CHOICE
One of the most recognizable subjects in Japanese art are the giant waves that lap its shores. These waves have been famously depicted in Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", which is widely regarded to be...
"Haniwa: Ancient Japan's Terracotta Warriors" is a hub about the mysterious haniwa statues and figurines of ancient Japan, their history and purposes, and how haniwa served many purposes from funerary to...EDITOR'S CHOICE
"Raku Pottery in Japan" is a hub about Japanese raku pottery. The history of raku, its purpose and function in Japanese society, and the characteristics of Japanese raku pottery are all discussed in this hub.
"Stone Carvings of Cambodia" is a hub about the world-famous Khmer stone carvings, their history, and the culture that gave rise to them. Also discussed in this hub are the rise and fall of Angkor and Angkor...EDITOR'S CHOICE