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Chinese New Year Pictures

Nagoya University Museum

This collection is part of the Nagoya University Museum's Design Culture Database.
The "Design Culture Database" aims to build a foundation for iconographic research by providing a search function that enables multifaceted comparisons of the allegorical designs expressed in images of folk art works, such as bookplates and traditional Chinese annual paintings owned by the Nagoya University Museum, and the allegorical designs of the images. This material was organized by Mr. Makoto Shimaoka and Ms. Junko Sato, research associates of the Nagoya University Museum.
The foundation of the collection is approximately 700 nenga (annual paintings) in the East Asian Folk Materials Collection donated by Mr. Hiroshi Asami of Nagoya City, supplemented by works from the Kozon region and other regions donated by Mr. Saburo Ito of the same city. The database allows users to search for images of nenga by region of origin, title, or design (keywords). We would like to express our special thanks to museum researchers Chiharu Tsuji and Naomi Kasai for their exceptional assistance in the creation of this database.

Please visit the Nagoya University Museum website for more information on use.