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quinta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2015

Victoria and Albert Museum. The world's leading museum of art and design. Japanese Art & Design - Motifs & symbols: animals, insects & birds

As the world's leading museum of art and design, the V&A enriches people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

Japanese Art & Design

Many Japanese art and crafts have decoration or shapes based on the natural world, reflecting the Shinto belief in the importance of the seasonal succession of seed time and harvest. Buddhism too teaches that people should try to achieve harmony with nature.

Inro with dragonfly design

18th century
Porcelain and laquer relief

Inro (small box) with dragonflies in porcelain and lacquer relief. Dragonflies are emblems of martial success, and also a symbol of late summer and early autumn.

Cultura e conhecimento são ingredientes essenciais para a sociedade.

Vamos compartilhar.

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