Glossary of Terms

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Letter J

Japanese-style painting: this term refers to the work of those painters who, from about the mid-19th century to the present, have painted Japanese subjects in Japanese media and as a rule have not belonged to any of the older schools of painting.

Joshi: term meaning "published", used in book colophons.

Juro: one of the Seven Gods of Luck, god of longevity, traditionally represented as an old, bearded man with cap and cane, accompanied by an aged black deer.

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