Yayoi Kusama: The Jewel, the Mirror and the String of Beads.

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The article discusses the meaning of the art installation "Narcissus Garden" by Yayoi Kusama, which has appeared in a variety of locations around the world. Topics include a discussion of Japanese mythological stories; religious scriptures, including works of Zen buddhism, Shinto and Shingon esoteric Buddhism; and classical Japanese poetry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
Journaln.paradoxa: the only international feminist art journal
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-
  • Installation art
  • Japanese mythology
  • Religious literature
  • Shinto
  • Shingon (Sect)
  • Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-. [illustration] Early Spring Rain
  • Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-. [illustration] Infinity Mirror Room
  • Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-. [illustration] Infinity Mirrored Room Love Forever
  • Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-. [illustration] Kusama's Peep Show or Endless Love Show
  • Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-. [illustration] Narcissus Garden
  • Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-. [illustration] Narcissus Sea
  • Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-. [illustration] The Passing Winter


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