DisciplineOriental art
Publication details
History1889 to present
Kokkasha (Japan)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Kokka

Kokka (國華) (lit. 'Flower of the Nation') is a periodical of Oriental art, first issued in October 1889. Kokka was established by Okakura Tenshin, journalist Takahashi Kenzō (高橋健三), and a patron of the arts who sought to challenge the primacy of Western art in Meiji Japan. Kokka is published in Japanese, with contents and some summaries in English. In the early twentieth century an English-language edition was also published. A pioneer of collotype printing in Japan, the publication is renowned for the quality of its images.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Gosling, Andrew (2011). Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word. National Library of Australia. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-642-27722-0.
  2. ^ "Kokka". Asahi Shimbun Publications. Retrieved 7 February 2012.

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