Choju Giga and Ceramics

Choju Giga and Ceramics
Choju Giga: This has been considered the first Manga (cartoon) in Japanís art history, supposedly painted by Toba Sojo (Priest Kankkuyu, 1053-1140). A handscroll (Makimono) of frolicking animals and other subjects, only the first chapter, Ko, is thought to be Sojoís. This one part is a national treasure. It comprises the most important art in Japanís history, even though it is believed that different artists painted other parts of this handscroll at different times. The Choju-jinbutsu-giga emakimono, belonging to the Kozanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan as an ancient cultural property, were drawn in the mid-12th century, whereas the third and fourth scrolls date from the 13th century.

Choju Giga ceramic items, all are come from 6 different kilns in Kyoto. All are hand-painted by different hands.