Monday, March 7, 2011

Kappas, mischievous water spirits

From the New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Japanese Audience Hall 

"The hall of hundred mats, where the Princes of the Empire and the Dutch Ambassadors are admitted to an audience of the ... (MDCCXXVII [1727])"

"A view of the two courts of Berklam's temple. Fig. 2. A large Idol, with several smaller ones. Fig. 3. A stone ...(MDCCXXVII [1727])"

"The idol of Quanwon, sitting on a Tarate flower. (MDCCXXVII [1727])"

"Japanese and Chinese chimeras. (MDCCXXVII [1727])"

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