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The Sun in Japanese Art
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The Sun in Japanese Art

By superimposing the branch in front of the sun, the photographer reinforces the sun’s status as mother of the natural world; it is because of the power of the sun goddess Amaterasu rising each day that this Japanese maple has blossomed—religion, nature, and modernity are completely intertwined.

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Suffering with Takato Yamamoto
Japanese Art

Suffering with Takato Yamamoto

Even the most virtuous of humans have a part of them that is intrigued by what society has taught them is grotesque, wrong, or ugly. Yamamoto gives us permission to be shamelessly fascinated with a world of things that we would never normally explore.

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