Learn about ukiyo-e woodblock! Definition, history, famous artists and prints

What is a “ukiyo-e”? An introduction to Japanese woodblock printing Ukiyo-e  (pronounciation:uː.ˈki.oʊ.ˌeɪ, uːˌkiːjəʊˈeɪ. 浮世絵 in kanji) is essential field in Japanese art . The art never developed without the common people of the Edo Period.   Sponsored Links   It is said that the beginning of the ukiyo-e, the Japanese art of woodblock printings, is the pictures of Kyoto Read more about Learn about ukiyo-e woodblock! Definition, history, famous artists and prints[…]

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”[…]

“Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces” ukiyo-e art prints by Utagawa Hiroshige

“Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces”(六十余州名所図会) Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige (1797-1858) worked on the work of “Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces” in his later life from 1853 to 1856. Unlike “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido“, he used a vertically long screen called Tate-e(立て絵). “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo ” is also the type of Tate-e.   Sponsored Links He completed Read more about “Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces” ukiyo-e art prints by Utagawa Hiroshige[…]

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

“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). Read more about Kitagawa Utamaro’s “Flowers of Edo” bijinga ukiyo-e art prints[…]

“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 Read more about “Anthology of Poems: The Love Section” ukiyo-e art prints by Kitagawa Utamaro[…]

Utagawa Hiroshige’s prints, “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” ukiyo-e artworks

The gallery of “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” In 1853, Utagawa(Ando) Hiroshige began to draw the new series of landscape ukiyo-e. He already held the position of pupular ukiyo-e artist by the succuess of “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido“. His new work was on the theme of sights in various parts of the Edo.   Read more about Utagawa Hiroshige’s prints, “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” ukiyo-e artworks[…]

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).         [su_label type=”black”]The time of Kitagawa Toyoaki(北川豊章)[/su_label] It is unclear Read more about Kitagawa Utamaro; biography and print artworks[…]

Japanese wave arts “Oceans of Wisdom” by Katsushika Hokusai

The Japanese wave arts of “Oceans of Wisdom “(One Thousand Images of the Sea) After the finish of “<a title=”The print gallery of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” by Hokusai” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/thirty-six-views-of-mount-fuji-hokusai”>Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji</a>” (富嶽三十六景), the star <strong>ukiyo-e</strong> artist <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/hokusai-life-paintings”><strong>Katsushika Hokusai</strong></a> started the new series of the Japanese wave arts “One Thousand Images of the Read more about Japanese wave arts “Oceans of Wisdom” by Katsushika Hokusai[…]