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Meiji

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Refers to the period that coincides with the rule of emperor Mutsuhito, called Meiji, from 1868 to 1912. The period is characterized by a transformation from feudalism to a modern industrial state, taking western nations as a model. After the Vienna Exposition of 1873, artists were encouraged to produce traditional arts and crafts for export, such as carvings in wood and ivory and laquer. The art of the period also saw the influence of western art and architecture.

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Restoration (Japanese)

Art, Japanese-Meiji period, 1868-1912

Japan--History--Restoration, 1853-1870

Meiji Restoration

Meiji Restoration

Restoration, Meiji

Meiji jidai

Restoration

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