Far East

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Far East does not have a long tradition of representing pregnancy and childbirth. However we found a Ming dynasty stone statue dating from 15th century. Japan during the Meiji (XIXth century) launched a series of educative posters engraved on woodblocks that depicted all phases of fecondation and pregnancy. They are stored in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

The two large relions of Japan, Buddhism and Shintoism, present in their temples, their cemeteries and their shrines images and statues evoking fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and the good health of the baby to be born.In modern Japan, thousands of women visit these places and make offerings to accompany their prayers

Hokusai, within his abundant production, has only once represented a pregnant woman

We found a few ancient fertility amulets in the Flea Market in Beijing, but it is probable that many Chinese still use them, perhaps in relation with the One Child policy.. 


    • Chine MING dynasty - Figurine en pierre
    • Chine MING dynasty
    • Figurine en pierre
    • Japon - Estampe ancienne
    • Japon
    • Estampe ancienne
    • Philippines - La honte
    • Philippines
    • La honte
    • Indonésie - Papier maché
    • Indonésie
    • Papier maché
    • Japon-Epoque Meiji 1880 - Jeux de femmes enceintes
    • Japon-Epoque Meiji 1880
    • Jeux de femmes enceintes
    • Japon - Manga éducatif
    • Japon
    • Manga éducatif
    • Chine - Calendar girl
    • Chine
    • Calendar girl
    • Guide pour futures mamans - Japon Meiji Woodblock
    • Guide pour futures mamans
    • Japon Meiji Woodblock
    • Les 10 royaumes - Japon Meiji 1885 Woodblock
    • Les 10 royaumes
    • Japon Meiji 1885 Woodblock
    • Enceinte - Gravure Hokusai 1811
    • Enceinte
    • Gravure Hokusai 1811
    • Amulette de fécondité -
    • Amulette de fécondité
    • Dragon Amulette de fécondité - Chine, jade
    • Dragon Amulette de fécondité
    • Chine, jade
    • Temple du Lapin Kyoto - Statue de fécondité
    • Temple du Lapin Kyoto
    • Statue de fécondité
    • Temple du Lapin Kyoto - Offrande de fécondité
    • Temple du Lapin Kyoto
    • Offrande de fécondité
    • Temple du Lapin Kyoto - Vue générale du temple
    • Temple du Lapin Kyoto
    • Vue générale du temple
    • Koyasan Okuno-in - Jizo
    • Koyasan Okuno-in
    • Jizo
    • Takayama Japon - SaruBobo
    • Takayama Japon
    • SaruBobo
    • National Museum Tokyo  - Divinité ancienne de fécondité
    • National Museum Tokyo
    • Divinité ancienne de fécondité
    • Koyasan Okuno-in -
    • Koyasan Okuno-in
    • Koyasan Okuno-in - Koyasu Buda et Jizos
    • Koyasan Okuno-in
    • Koyasu Buda et Jizos