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Japonisme: Cultural Crossings Between Japan and the West

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From the moment of the very first contact in the sixteenth century, Japan has always possessed an irresistible fascination for the West. The fascination was if anything increased when Japan closed its borders in 1638, and for over 200 years the only contact was through a small colony of Dutch traders who were permitted to live on the tiny island of Deshima in Nagasaki Bay. After 1858, full trade was resumed, and a wave of 'Japanomania' swept across Europe and America. narrative that focuses on the human drama - often ...

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Japonisme: Cultural Crossings Between Japan and the West
2007, Phaidon Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780714847979

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Japonisme: Cultural Crossings Between Japan and the West
2005, Phaidon Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780714841052

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