Ukiyoe-wood block printing

Strawberry geranium and Toad, and Flounder and Dianthus, painted by Katsushika Hokusai

Hokusai’s painting, “Strawberry geranium and Toad”, and “Flounder and Dianthus” <a data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default” href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg”> <img width=”640″ height=”233″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg?w=800&amp;ssl=1 800w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg?resize=300%2C109&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg?resize=768%2C279&amp;ssl=1 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </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 /></p> <h2>”Strawberry Geranium and Toad”</h2> <p>Eaves tile with Mistutomoe Crest which is …

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Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa, by Utagawa Hiroshige

Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.099.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes” data-elementor-lightbox-title=”No.099″> <img width=”635″ height=”960″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.099.jpg” alt=”” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.099.jpg?w=635&amp;ssl=1 635w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.099.jpg?resize=198%2C300&amp;ssl=1 198w” sizes=”(max-width: 635px) 100vw, 635px” /> </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 /> The most famous of  “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” series of 118 works is ’Sudden Shower over …

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Hokusai’s Carps and Turtles painting

Carps and Turtles painting by Katsushika Hokusai <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”178″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps-1024×284.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?resize=1024%2C284&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?resize=150%2C42&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?resize=300%2C83&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?resize=768%2C213&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </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 /> This painting is an original handpainting depicting carps and turtles …

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Miyamoto Musashi Beating Whale by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

“Sakata Kaidomaru” by Utagawa Kuniyoshi <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”306″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale-1024×490.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg?w=1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg?resize=150%2C72&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg?resize=300%2C144&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg?resize=768%2C368&amp;ssl=1 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </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 /> This work is an ukiyo-e print that Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s (1798-1861)  drew the swordsman in …

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s skeleton print work

“Mitsukuni Defying the Skeleton Spectre Invoked by Princess Takiyasha”, by Utagawa Kuniyoshi <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes” data-elementor-lightbox-title=”1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha”> <img width=”1024″ height=”494″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha-1024×494.jpg” alt=”skelton death” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=1024%2C494&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=150%2C72&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=300%2C145&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=768%2C370&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px” /> </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 /> Utagawa Kuniyoshi …

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Best selection of Kitagawa Utamaro’s prints on Amazon

The prints by Kitagawa Utamaro, for sale on Amazon <img width=”640″ height=”960″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/No.006.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/No.006.jpg?w=640&amp;ssl=1 640w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/No.006.jpg?resize=200%2C300&amp;ssl=1 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> The works of Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) are known for the beautiful paintings characterized by delicate and elegant lines. He has earned a wide reputation as a <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> artist internationally renowned as …

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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’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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