Lecture Asian Art and History The Sun and the Moon in Asian Art and Beliefs Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning Dany Chan, Associate Curator of Asian Art, Walters Art Museum For millennia, the sun and the moon feature prominently in the artistic production of several cultures in Asia. From the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu to the Hindu deity Ganesha and the ancient Chinese myth of Archer Yi and Chang’e, this talk explores how the sun and the moon manifest in the mythologies and arts of East Asia as well as in Hindu and Buddhist belief systems. This presentation is part of the Asian Art and History series. Image: Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858). Moon Seen through Leaves (Hagoshi no tsuki), from the series Twenty-eight Views of the Moon (Tsuki nijû hakkei no uchi), c. 1832. Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, 14 15/16 x 6 11/16 in. William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection, 21.6792.