By Noritake Tsuda
A historical past of jap Art deals readers a entire view of jap artwork via jap eyes—a view that's the so much revealing of all views. even as, it offers readers with a advisor to the locations in Japan the place the easiest and so much consultant creations of eastern artwork are to be obvious.
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Sensing their importance, Orr went to extra effort and expense to document the artifacts from the Sacred Rock cache. 2 He also prepared a supplement to his earlier report of Ratcliffe Sacred Rock (OP, 9179, Collections: Outstanding Specimens: Clamshell Cache, pp. 1–8, 10, EFMO). In this later document, which was never published, Orr related how the cache had been found and included artifact descriptions and additional photographs of the boulder. Though Orr felt this ¤nd was signi¤cant, he apparently had little on which to base his impressions other than the unusual nature of the cache and its association with the petroglyph boulder.
These drawings may last above ¤fty years, and it is a great consolation to the dying warrior, that his glorious deeds will be preserved so long, for the admiration and imitation of posterity. As every Indian understands their meaning, a traveler cannot gratify the feelings of his Indian guides in a more acceptable manner, than by stopping to examine monuments of this kind, and attending patiently to their extravagant accounts of the powers of their warriors. But they are frequently so ridiculous and improbable, that it is a matter of surprise, how they should be able to invent such unaccountable ¤ctions.
Later that day I took the group to visit Sacred Rock, and there I witnessed an outpouring of emotions like nothing I had ever seen before. At the time I did not understand the reasons for the Winnebagos’ tears of joy, but I was deeply moved by the experience and resolved to do what I could to help them ¤nd the objects they were seeking. Since that day in 1997, I have assisted some of the Winnebagos in working toward three goals: (1) to locate the seven arrow points and their clamshell container; (2) to identify the original location of the petroglyph boulder, which I knew had been moved sometime during the twentieth century; and (3) to explore the meaning of Ratcliffe Sacred Rock and the seven sacred stones.
A History of Japanese Art: From Prehistory to the Taisho Period (Tuttle Classics) by Noritake Tsuda