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Watanabe, Kazan 1793-1841

Overview
Works: 369 works in 601 publications in 2 languages and 3,547 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Personal correspondence  Art  History 
Roles: Author, Artist, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: ND1059.W3, 759.952
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Frog in the well : portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841 by Donald Keene( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frog in the Well is a vivid and revealing account of Watanabe Kazan, one of the most important intellectuals of the late Tokugawa period. From his impoverished upbringing to his tragic suicide in exile, Kazan's life and work reflected a turbulent period in Japan's history. He was a famous artist, a Confucian scholar, a student of Western culture, a samurai, and a critic of the shogunate who, nevertheless, felt compelled to kill himself for fear that he had caused his lord anxiety. During this period, a typical Japanese scholar or artist refused to acknowledge the outside world, much like a "frog in the well that knows nothing of the ocean," but Kazan actively sought out Western learning. He appreciated European civilization and bought every scrap of European art that was available in Japan. He became a painter to help his family out of poverty and, by employing the artistic techniques of the West, achieved great success with his realistic and stylistically advanced portraits. Although he remained a nationalist committed to the old ways, Kazan called on the shogunate to learn from the West or risk disaster. He strove to improve the agricultural and economic conditions of his province and reinforce its defenses, but his criticisms and warnings about possible coastal invasions ultimately led to his arrest and exile. Frog in the Well is the first full-length biography of Kazan in English, and, in telling his life's story, renowned scholar Donald Keene paints a fascinating portrait of the social and intellectual milieus of the late Tokugawa period. Richly illustrated with Kazan's paintings, Frog in the Well illuminates a life that is emblematic of the cultural crises affecting Japan in the years before revolution. -- Amazon.com
Watanabe Kazan, Takano Chōei, Sakuma Shōzan, Yokoi Shōnan, Hashimoto Sanai by Kazan Watanabe( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in Japanese and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tōke shunchō by Kogetsu Eguchi( )

6 editions published between 1825 and 1837 in Japanese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issō hyakutai by Kazan Watanabe( Book )

16 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazan zenshū by Kazan Watanabe( Book )

9 editions published between 1915 and 1941 in Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bunjinga santaika shū( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watanabe Kazan to Nagamura Senzan( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bunjinga( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazan, Chōei ronshū by Kazan Watanabe( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watanabe Kazan to deshitachi : Shizuoka Tokoha Bijutsukan korekushon ni yoru by Taharashi hakubutsukan( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bunmei tōzenshi by Mokichi Fujita( Book )

2 editions published in 1926 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issō hyakutai; shomin fūzoku by Kazan Watanabe( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazan Sensei gafu by Kazan Watanabe( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watanabe Kazan, Tsubaki Chinzan ga egaku jinbutsuga : 19-seiki no hakushin ni deau : tokubetsuten( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kachin seikitoku( )

2 editions published in 1907 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nikkōsan shi [5-kan] by Mōshin Ueda( Book )

5 editions published in 1837 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazan-ō haiga by Kazan Watanabe( Book )

4 editions published in 1926 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It would appear that this album had a relatively small circulation, not surprising given Kazan's 'execution by suicide' forced by the government in 1841. A brilliant artist and polymath who is much revered in Japan as a student of the West and a man of action. His illustrated books are very unusual in the marketplace and quite sought-after [Mitchell 350]
Watanabe Kazan, Takano Chōei, Sakuma Shōzan, Yokoi Shōnan, Hashimoto Sanai by Kazan Watanabe( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watanabe Kazan, Takano Chōei by Kazan Watanabe( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watoji mamehon shirīzu : Edo no esupuri, kessaku hanpon no fukkoku( Book )

in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Frog in the well : portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841
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Alternative Names
Gūkaidō

Gūkaidō 1793-1841

Kasan, Watanabe 1793-1841

Kazan

Kazan 1793-1841 Künstler

Kazan Künstler 1793-1841

Kazan, Watanabe

Kazan, Watanabe 1793-1841

Kazan Watanabe Japans kunstschilder (1793-1841)

Nobori

Sadayasu

Watanabe 1793-1841 Kazan

Watanabe, Kasan 1793-1841

Watanabe, Kazan

Watanabe, Kazan 1793-1841

Watanabe Kazan japanischer Maler

Watanabe Kazan samurai of the late Edo period. painter, scholar and statesman

Watanabe Kazan samurai of the late Edo period, painter, scholar and statesman (1793-1841)

Watanabe, Noboru

Watanabe, Noboru 1793-1841

Watanabe Sadayasu

Watanabe, Sadayasu 1793-1841

Watanabe, Shian

Watanabe, Shian 1793-1841

Zenrakudō

Zenrakudō 1793-1841

Ватанабе Кадзан

Ватанабэ, Кадзан

واتانابه کازان

واتانابي كازان

와타나베 카잔

ワタナベ, カザン

ワタナベ, カザン 1793-1841

ワタナベ, サダヤス

ワタナベ, ノボル

崋山

定静

渡邊, 華山

渡邉, 崋山 1793-1841

渡辺, 定静

渡辺〓山

渡辺〓山 1793-1841

渡辺, 登

渡邊華山

渡邊華山 1793-1841

渡辺崋山 江戸時代後期の武士、画家

渡辺山, 1793-1841



Languages
Japanese (136)

English (23)