Japan and the Bridge of Dreams: The Kami Welcome The Buddha. Japan and Its Relationship to Asian Mainland. Japan and the Bridge of Dreams: The Kami Welcome The Buddha. I. Nippon (Ch. Jih-pen ) = Source of the Sun A. Uji Period — ca. 300–552 B. Age of Reforms — 552–710
Prince Shotoku flanked by younger brother (left Prince Eguri) and first son (right: Prince Yamashiro), drawn by an unknown artist (8th century)
Woodblock by Suzuki Harunobo (1724−1770)
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
In this 13th-century painting, from the Murasaki Shikibu from his illustrations of Diary Emakimono, drunk, disarranged, and disordered Heian courtiers are shown joking and flirting with court ladies.