Paintings

Hasegawa Tohaku pine tree

Hasegawa Tōhaku’s Pine Trees folding screen painting

Pine Trees by Hasegawa Tōhaku <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b17228ce8112c1ece6ad9ce1bf756268.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”299″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b17228ce8112c1ece6ad9ce1bf756268-1024×479.jpg” alt=”Hasegawa Tohaku pine tree” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b17228ce8112c1ece6ad9ce1bf756268.jpg?resize=1024%2C479&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b17228ce8112c1ece6ad9ce1bf756268.jpg?resize=150%2C70&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b17228ce8112c1ece6ad9ce1bf756268.jpg?resize=300%2C140&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b17228ce8112c1ece6ad9ce1bf756268.jpg?resize=768%2C359&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b17228ce8112c1ece6ad9ce1bf756268.jpg?w=1279&amp;ssl=1 1279w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <figcaption>Left</figcaption> </figure> <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/4e62cdb8e5b726fd9ab6039c36d26ea0.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”300″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/4e62cdb8e5b726fd9ab6039c36d26ea0-1024×480.jpg” alt=”Hasegawa Tohaku pine trees” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/4e62cdb8e5b726fd9ab6039c36d26ea0.jpg?resize=1024%2C480&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/4e62cdb8e5b726fd9ab6039c36d26ea0.jpg?resize=150%2C70&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/4e62cdb8e5b726fd9ab6039c36d26ea0.jpg?resize=300%2C141&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/4e62cdb8e5b726fd9ab6039c36d26ea0.jpg?resize=768%2C360&amp;ssl=1 768w, …

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Maruyama Ōkyo’s “Pine Trees in Snow” folding screen painting

“Pine Trees in Snow” by Maruyama Ōkyo <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_left.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”273″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_left-1024×436.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_left.jpg?w=1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_left.jpg?resize=150%2C64&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_left.jpg?resize=300%2C128&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_left.jpg?resize=768%2C327&amp;ssl=1 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <figcaption>Left screen</figcaption> </figure> <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_right.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”274″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_right-1024×438.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_right.jpg?w=1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_right.jpg?resize=150%2C64&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_right.jpg?resize=300%2C128&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1024px-Okyo_Pines_right.jpg?resize=768%2C329&amp;ssl=1 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> …

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Yokoyama Taikan’s “Selflessness” painting

“Selflessness” <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Yokoyama_Muga-1.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes” data-elementor-lightbox-title=”Yokoyama_Muga selflessness”> <img width=”625″ height=”1024″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Yokoyama_Muga-1-625×1024.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Yokoyama_Muga-1.jpg?w=625&amp;ssl=1 625w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Yokoyama_Muga-1.jpg?resize=92%2C150&amp;ssl=1 92w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Yokoyama_Muga-1.jpg?resize=183%2C300&amp;ssl=1 183w” sizes=”(max-width: 625px) 100vw, 625px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was a great painter in modern Japanese art. He was the first member who graduated …

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Hishikawa Moronobu’s Beauty Looking Back painting

“Beauty Looking Back” <img width=”505″ height=”1024″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project-505×1024.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg?w=505&amp;ssl=1 505w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg?resize=74%2C150&amp;ssl=1 74w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg?resize=148%2C300&amp;ssl=1 148w” sizes=”(max-width: 505px) 100vw, 505px” /> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> One of the most popular paintings which depict a beauty stands in Japan and it is also the most famous artwork by …

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Japanese samurai warrior woodblock prints (musha-e of ukiyo-e)

The heroes for the people of Edo with ukiyoe woodblock prints Kabuki and <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> are the amenities for the townspeople in Edo period (1603-1683). Samurai and ancient battle were one of the popular themes of the theatrical performance and woodblock printing. The stories of samurai made them excited and grieved same as today.    Though there were …

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hokusai dragon obuse

Hokusai’s Dragon painting on the festival float

Hokusai’s outstanding Dragon painting in Obuse, Nagano Prefecture The painting of “Dragon” on the ceiling of the festival float of Higashimachi is owned by  Hokusai Museum in Obuse City. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) visited the small city four times. Even at the first visit, he was over eighty (the average life span of Japanese people at that time was …

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Katsushika Hokusai’s dragon and fuji scroll painting

The meaning of 「富士越龍図」(Dragon over Mt. Fuji) Hokusai’s later years artwork The great painter and woodblock printmaker Katsushika Hokusai died April 18th, 1849. He was 90 years old at the time. According to the record,  翁 死に臨み大息し 天我をして十年の命を長らわしめば といい 暫くして更に言いて曰く天我をして五年の命を保たしめば 真正の画工となるを得(う)べし と言吃りて死す ‘On his deathbed, he breathed deeply and said “If the heaven let me …

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Hokusai Manga (Sketch) ukiyo-e book by Katsushika Hokusai

“Hokusai Manga” which influenced Impressionist     The sketch for the pupils but… When Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was 52 years old, he drew more than 300 sketches at his pupil’s home. And the publisher Eirakudo published the first “Hokusai Manga” in 1814. Though Hokusai intended to show his art technique for his pupils, the book became …

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