The Power of the BowThe History of Japanese Archery as Mirrored in Ancient Woodblock Prints


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Urheber: Johannes Haubner
Anbieter / Verlag: Hörnig, A
Erscheinungsdatum: 10.12.2020
Artikelnummer: 9783938921753 Kategorien: , , Schlüsselworte: , , , , , , ,
Religiöse und zeremonielle Motive in der Kunst , Asiatische Geschichte , Drucke und Druckgrafik , Ostasiatische Religionen , Bogenschießen , Geschichte , Kampfsport

Johannes Haubner
Hörnig, A

There is almost no other country in the world where bows are more closely intertwined with history and culture than in Japan. The bow is not only a means to hunt animals and defeat enemies, but it also plays a significant role in Japan’s mythology and popular belief when children are born, diseases are to be healed, demons expelled, and good harvests secured. The bow is even attributed the power to transmit messages from the gods and predict the future. About 190 magnificent and expressive woodblock prints from the 19th century illustrate historical events, and take the reader on a foray through Japan’s mythology and intellectual history. Bow rituals, competitions, and ceremonies are depicted, legendary archers are portrayed and their exploits are told. Along the way, the influence of Shintoism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism on Japanese archery is described. The Power of the Bow is an illustrated reader for all bow lovers and all friends of Japanese culture and history.

Artikelnummer / ISBN: 9783938921753

Urheber: Johannes Haubner
Anbieter / Verlag: Hörnig, A
ISBN: 9783938921753
Erscheinungsdatum: 10.12.2020
Auflage: Neuerscheinung
Produktsprache: Englisch
Originaltitel: Die Macht des BogensJapanische Bogenschützen im Spiegel alter Holzschnitte
Originalsprache: Deutsch
Höhe / Breite / Tiefe / Gewicht: H 21.5cm / B 27.5cm / Gewicht 1500gr
Produktform: Softcover