Flowering Lotus. Ohara Koson (1877-1945) was a Japanese painter and printmaker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, part of the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement. Most of his production was prints of animals (kachō-ga) and flowers.

Flowering Lotus. Ohara Koson (1877-1945) was a Japanese painter and printmaker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, part of the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement. Most of his production was prints of animals (kachō-ga) and flowers.

Daily Korean Stuff: Korean Tiger Folk Art 1: Tiger and Magpie Paintings (호작도)

Daily Korean Stuff: Korean Tiger Folk Art 1: Tiger and Magpie Paintings (호작도)

[Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century] Paintings: Tiger and Magpie | Korea

[Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century] Paintings: Tiger and Magpie | Korea

Korean Folk Painting

Korean Folk Painting

This Korean tiger has three cubs. And her paws look like stacks of McDonald's hashbrowns.

This Korean tiger has three cubs. And her paws look like stacks of McDonald's hashbrowns.

Family of Tigers Korea, Choson period, 1600.  Now extinct, the Korean tiger was admired for its strength and independent spirit. In earlier centuries, paintings of tigers were displayed in Korean homes to celebrate the New Year. These images were intended to ward off evil spirits and served as guardians for the family household during the year ahead.

Family of Tigers Korea, Choson period, 1600. Now extinct, the Korean tiger was admired for its strength and independent spirit. In earlier centuries, paintings of tigers were displayed in Korean homes to celebrate the New Year. These images were intended to ward off evil spirits and served as guardians for the family household during the year ahead.

Korean Folk Painting

Korean Folk Painting

[Joseon Dynasty (18th century)] A Ferocious Tiger

[Joseon Dynasty (18th century)] A Ferocious Tiger

사단법인 한국 민화 연구소

사단법인 한국 민화 연구소

"Long time ago, when tiger smoked pipe..." - Korea trip 2010

"Long time ago, when tiger smoked pipe..." - Korea trip 2010

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