Murase Myōdō 村瀬明道, Breaking Waves in the Pines (Shōtō), late 1900s. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.155. Photo © Denver Art Museum

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Japanese Women Artists from the Fong-Johnstone Collection

Murase Myōdō 村瀬明道, Breaking Waves in the Pines (Shōtō), late 1900s. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.155. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Kiyohara (Kanō) Yukinobu 清原雪信, The Goddess Benzaiten and Her Lute (biwa), 1660–1680s. Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.150. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Ono no Ozū (or Ono no Otsū) 小野お通, The Deified Sugawara Michizane Crossing to China (Totō Tenjin), early 1600s. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.152. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Murase Myōdō 村瀬明道, Mu (nothingness) and Kan (barrier), late 1900s. Table screen; ink on paper with wood frame. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.154A-C. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Murase Myōdō 村瀬明道, Breaking Waves in the Pines (Shōtō), late 1900s. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.155. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Nakabayashi Seishuku 中林清淑, Blossoming Plum and Bamboo, 1893. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.194. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Various artists, Turtles on New Year’s Morn, about 1894. Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.202. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Tagami Kikusha 田上菊舎, Hermit/Self-Portrait, early 1800s. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.222. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Calligraphy by Ōtagaki Rengetsu 太田垣蓮月 and Painting by Wada Gesshin 和田月心, Stag and Poem, 1865–70. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.245. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Okuhara Seiko 奥原晴湖, Flowering Plants of the Four Seasons, 1898. Painting on cabinet doors; ink and color on paper mounted on wooden panels. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.247A-B. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Ōtagaki Rengetsu, 太田垣蓮月, Hanging Flower Vase in Shape of Hechima Gourd (hana ike), 1791–1875. Stoneware. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone for the Denver Art Museum, 2021.184. Photo © Denver Art Museum

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