Japanese Arts in America, 1895-1920, and the A. A. Vantine and Yamanaka Companies

  title={Japanese Arts in America, 1895-1920, and the A. A. Vantine and Yamanaka Companies},
  author={Yumiko Yamamori},
  journal={Studies in the Decorative Arts},
  pages={96 - 126}
  • Y. Yamamori
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • History
  • Studies in the Decorative Arts
In the early twentieth century in the United States, two types of imported Japanese arts were available: one "popular," much of it provided by A. A. Vantine & Co. and the other "high," sold by Yamanaka & Co. Vantine dealt in Japanese crafts most actively between 1891 and 1920, when the firm operated Japanese branches and established an emporium called "Vantine's Oriental Store," first on Broadway and then on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Its imports consisted of a variety of afford­ able… 
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