Choju Giga + Lots of Choju Giga Items

Choju Giga + Lots of Choju Giga Items
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Choju Giga + Lots of Choju Giga Items


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 (click Choju Giga, there are entire Ko part). 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.

- George Bailey Sansom, quoted from Japan, A Short Cultural History. Most think Toba Sojo created Choju Giga, who created a painting a lot like Choju Giga, however it is hard to verify this claim. The drawings of Choju Gigaj are making fun of Japanese priests in the creator's time period, characterising them as toads, rabbits and monkeys. Choju Giga is read and rolled out from right to left which can still be seen in manga and Japanese books. Choju Giga is credited as being the oldest work of manga in Japan, and is a national treasure as well as many Japanese animators believe it is also the origin of Japanese animated movies. In Choju Gig the animals were drawn with very expressive faces and also sometimes used "speed lines", a technique used in manga til this day. Emakimono like Choju Gig and many others barely were seen in the public until they made their way into popular culture, with many common people imitating the style. Emakimono emerged very popular in the city of Otsu, Shiga, and being dubbed Otsu-e after its popularity in the city around the 17th century. The first two scrolls are entrusted to the Tokyo National Museum, and the second two are entrusted to the Kyoto National Museum. The scrolls currently on display at Kozanji are reproductions.

There are many Choju Giga items on the market.

Choju Giga - Chapter Ko
Start right, then to left, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Choji Giga Bunchin
Paper weight, copper plate, with Choju Giga, set of 2
DODO006
Choju Giga Fan
Hand-painted Edo yuzen on silk, made by Ibasen, size: l. 21 cm (8.2')
CHOJUFAN001
Choju Giga 3D
Made from felt and tin
CHOJUGIGADOLL001
Choju Giga & Green Tea
Hoji-cha in Choju Giga container, set of Kin (good for morning) and Koestu (good for afternoon and night), also paper package set available
CHOJUOCHA001
Choju Giga - Kimono/Nuno
Chju Giga - Tee
Cotton 100%
Choju Giga
Kutani
TORIKO001
Choji Giga Fudepen from Kuretake
Choji Giga Fudepen from Kuretake
CHOJUFUDEPEN001
Choju Giga - Bag and ...
Kozanji Temple - World Heritage
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 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.
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