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Category Archives: East Asian Art

Sankō Gotei emaki 三皇五帝絵卷

A part of the Sankō Gotei emaki 三皇五帝絵卷, acquired by Harvard Yenching Library from Arnulf Petzold (Bruno’s son) in 1951. For the full image: The image is also included in Petzold collection of Japanese scrolls digitization project. For the full list of items in the project, please see

Yokohama matsudai banashi 横濱末代咄

Birth of a mixed-blood child of the foreigner kinmei urai and the daughter of sakubei, from 横濱末代咄 Yokohama matsudai banashi

Happy new year of the snake

Today is the first day of the lunar year! Harvard-yenching Library wish you all have a wonderful, productive new year of the snake! Find Images of the snake at

winter storm

Dear all, as a potentially historic winter storm is approaching, Harvard University will curtail operations at midday today. For those of you in New England, we hope you all stay safe! Photo from