Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and works

Katsushika Hokusai who created the famous great wave painting Katsushika Hokusai self-portrait Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) must be the most famous Japanese woodblock printing (ukiyo-e) artist around the world. So, do you know how to pronounce “Katsushika Hokusai”? His art works of images including The Great Off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) and other prints of “Thirty-Six Views of Read more about Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and works[…]

All ’53 Stages on the Tokaido’ art prints by Utagawa Hiroshige is here

The masterpiece arts of Utagawa Hiroshige, “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido”   Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige led the field of landscape printing in ukiyo-e. Especially, “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido” is one of the most highly regarded woodblock printings series in Japanese art.                     [su_label type=”black”]One of the famous Read more about All ’53 Stages on the Tokaido’ art prints by Utagawa Hiroshige is here[…]

Japanese ink painting:”Landscapes of Autumn and Winter” by Sesshu

“Landscapes of Autumn and Winter”     Sesshu (1420‐1506) was a Zen priest in the late period of the Muromachi Period. And he established Japanese ink paintings (a kind of sumi-e painting, an art expressing only with the light and shade of black ink). The sumi-e painting is one of the “Sabi” world in Japanese Read more about Japanese ink painting:”Landscapes of Autumn and Winter” by Sesshu[…]

Tawaraya Sotatsu, Fujin and Raijin

Tawaraya Sotatsu, “The Folding Screen of Fujin and Raijin”

“The Folding Screen of Fujin and Raijin (God of Wind and Thunder)” <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/1024px-Fujinraijin-tawaraya.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes” data-elementor-lightbox-title=”1024px-Fujinraijin-tawaraya”> <img width=”640″ height=”284″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/1024px-Fujinraijin-tawaraya-1024×455.jpg” alt=”Tawaraya Sotatsu, Fujin and Raijin” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/1024px-Fujinraijin-tawaraya.jpg?w=1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/1024px-Fujinraijin-tawaraya.jpg?resize=300%2C133&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/1024px-Fujinraijin-tawaraya.jpg?resize=768%2C341&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 /> Tawaraya Sōtatsu (1570-1643) was Read more about Tawaraya Sotatsu, “The Folding Screen of Fujin and Raijin”[…]

Ogata Korin’s Irises on Folding Screen

“Irises at Yatsuhashi” (Eight Bridges) by Ogata Kōrin Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716) turned to a painter at the age of 35. And he succeeded the art style of Tawaraya Sotatsu (?-?). Kōrin became an official painter of the court in 1701. This picture is just after the honor. It is a work in which the irises Read more about Ogata Korin’s Irises on Folding Screen[…]

The Folding Screen Painting of Cypress by Kano Eitoku

“The folding screen painting of Chinese lions “(唐獅子図屏風絵) <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/1024px-Kano_Eitoku_-_Cypress_Trees.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”240″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/1024px-Kano_Eitoku_-_Cypress_Trees-1024×384.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/1024px-Kano_Eitoku_-_Cypress_Trees.jpg?w=1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/1024px-Kano_Eitoku_-_Cypress_Trees.jpg?resize=300%2C113&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/1024px-Kano_Eitoku_-_Cypress_Trees.jpg?resize=768%2C288&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 /> Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) was active painter in the Azuchi-Momoyama period, the end of Read more about The Folding Screen Painting of Cypress by Kano Eitoku[…]

Famous Japanese art painting, chinese lions by Kano Eitoku

The Folding Screen Painting of Chinese Lions by Kano Eitoku

“The folding screen painting of Chinese lions “(唐獅子図屏風絵) <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Kano_Eitoku_002.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes” data-elementor-lightbox-title=”Kano_Eitoku_002″> <img width=”640″ height=”322″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Kano_Eitoku_002-1024×515.jpg” alt=”Famous Japanese art painting, chinese lions by Kano Eitoku” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Kano_Eitoku_002.jpg?resize=1024%2C515&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Kano_Eitoku_002.jpg?resize=300%2C151&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Kano_Eitoku_002.jpg?resize=768%2C386&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Kano_Eitoku_002.jpg?resize=400%2C200&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Kano_Eitoku_002.jpg?w=1099&amp;ssl=1 1099w” 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 /> Read more about The Folding Screen Painting of Chinese Lions by Kano Eitoku[…]

The back of Fuji from the Minobu River by Katsushika Hokusai

46.The back of Fuji from the Minobu       The road that the travelers and horses are walking run down to the Kuonji temple, the head temple of Nichiren sect. Some of them are likely to be on their way to the temple.   They are surrounded by rugged rocky mountains, and see the overlapping waves of the Read more about The back of Fuji from the Minobu River by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s art, ‘Kajikazawa in Kai Province’

45.Kajikazawa in Kai Province       At first glance, it seems that the raging waves of the sea are striking on the shore. But Kai Province, the current place of Yamanashi Prefecture, is inland.    Fuji River in the picture, the two rivers(Kamanashi River and Fuefuki River) join together shortly before this point, and a large Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s art, ‘Kajikazawa in Kai Province’[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s art print ‘Lake Suwa in Shinano Province’

44.Lake Suwa in Shinano Province     In the first edition, it was a woodblock printing of a single indigo color. But every time running into several editions, green and light scarlet was added. Hereby the picture became an emotional landscape of the evening.   There is a rocky place where the shrine and two Japanese pine stands in Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s art print ‘Lake Suwa in Shinano Province’[…]