Kitagawa Utamaro’s art woodblcok prints of Okita

Naniwa-ya Okita, one of the most famous model of Utamaro’s woodblock prints Among the <a title=”“Ukiyo-e” – introduction and famous artists of Japanese woodblock printings” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> artists in Japan, <a title=”Kitagawa Utamaro. The expert of beautiful woman ukiyo-e” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/kitagawa-utamaro-expert-beautiful-women-ukiyo-e”>Kitagawa Utamaro</a> was second to none in beautiful woman portrait(bijinga). He painted various pictures of middle class women in Edo, but especially Naniwa-ya Okita appeared in many works.  But originally she was only a town girl. The woman who is in the right of “Three beauties of the present day” Three beauties of the present day “Three beauties of the present day“ (当世三美人)  is well known for people as well as his ukiyo-e pictures of woman reading letter, playing Read more about Kitagawa Utamaro’s art woodblcok prints of Okita[…]

Kitagawa Utamaro’s “Flowers of Edo” bijinga ukiyo-e art prints


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“Flowers of Edo:Girl Ballad Singers”(江戸の花娘浄瑠璃) “Flowers of Edo: Girl Ballad Singers” are works of the later years of <a title=”Kitagawa Utamaro. Expert of beautiful women ukiyo-e” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/kitagawa-utamaro-expert-beautiful-women-ukiyo-e”>Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)</a> who was an <a title=”“Ukiyo-e” – Japanese woodblock printings” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> artist specializing in beautiful women portrait. He painted two girls playing the shamisen (三味線) and sang for joruri (浄瑠璃). Flowers of Edo, Momiji Flowers of Edo, Tsubaki In 1803, a few years after Tsutaya Juzaburo (蔦屋重三郎) who was an important business partner died, he painted these symmetrical beautiful paintings. The publisher was Yamaguchiya Chūuemon  (山口屋忠右衛門). Following year, Utamaro was punished for being charged with crimes of drawing “Picture of Hideyoshi and his Five Wives Viewing Read more about Kitagawa Utamaro’s “Flowers of Edo” bijinga ukiyo-e art prints[…]

Utagawa Kunisada(the third Toyokuni), his biography and woodblock prints

The biography and woodblock prints of Utagawa Kunisada(1786-1865) Utagawa Kunisada(歌川国貞) was the one of the most popular ukiyo-e artists at the end of the Tokugawa period as well as Utagawa Kuniyoshi(歌川国芳), among the disciples of the first Toyokuni(豊国). In contrast to his younger disciple, he was a serious person and always neatly dressed.   Sponsored Links       [/su_animate]         Back to the page of ukiyo-e

“Anthology of Poems: The Love Section” ukiyo-e art prints by Kitagawa Utamaro

“Anthology of Poems: The Love Section”(歌撰恋之部, Kasen koino-bu) <a title=”Kitagawa Utamaro. Expert of beautiful women ukiyo-e” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/kitagawa-utamaro-expert-beautiful-women-ukiyo-e”><strong>Kitagawa Utamaro</strong> (1753?-1806</a>) who had become one of the most notable artists in the <a title=”“Ukiyo-e” – Japanese woodblock printings” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> world of beautiful women portrait by acquiring a new painting method, published “Anthology of Poems: The Love Section” around 1793. The title was intended to follow the collections of tanka compiled during the Japanese dynasty era. These collection contain the poems based on themes nature, love affair, and view of life. So, Utamaro’s five woodblock printings are the division of romance among them. Tsutaya Juzaburo who was also the advisor of Utamaro went for publication. Utamaro drew the women in the different love situations and expressed them with just Read more about “Anthology of Poems: The Love Section” ukiyo-e art prints by Kitagawa Utamaro[…]

Kitagawa Utamaro; biography and print artworks

Biography of Kitagawa Utamaro(1753?-1806) When talking about portraying beautiful women of ukiyo-e prints, we can’t describe it without touching on Kitagawa Utamaro (喜多川歌麿). He developed the new ways to draw Edo women and it made him as a maestro of bijinga(printing of beautiful women portrait).         It is unclear when and where he was born exactly but the most experts think his birthplace as Edo(Tokyo). From the beginning, he had the family name Kitagawa but the different kanji “北川”.     He studied the drawing under Toriyama Sekien(鳥山石燕), who produced the famous ukiyo-e artworks of the monsters, in his childhood.    In 1775, he experienced the working of ukiyo-e, “Forty-eight Famous Read more about Kitagawa Utamaro; biography and print artworks[…]