Kano Hogai Merciful Mother Kannon

Kanō Hōgai’s Merciful Mother Kannon

“Merciful Mother Kannon” <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b18b7e5fd33e33fa2ee59bec8a2e60f0-1.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”440″ height=”1024″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b18b7e5fd33e33fa2ee59bec8a2e60f0-1-440×1024.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b18b7e5fd33e33fa2ee59bec8a2e60f0-1.jpg?w=440&amp;ssl=1 440w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b18b7e5fd33e33fa2ee59bec8a2e60f0-1.jpg?resize=64%2C150&amp;ssl=1 64w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/b18b7e5fd33e33fa2ee59bec8a2e60f0-1.jpg?resize=129%2C300&amp;ssl=1 129w” sizes=”(max-width: 440px) 100vw, 440px” /> </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 /> Kanō Hōgai (1828-1888) was born in the house of a painter who was a purveying painter to the Chofu Clan and was blessed with the talent for painting from a young age. While belonging to the Kanō school and acting as a painter of the shogunate, he learned ink paintings such as Sesshu. When he was 54 years old, he met Fenollosa who appreciated Japanese paintings. Hōgai began to aim for the creation of new Japanese painting Read more about Kanō Hōgai’s Merciful Mother Kannon[…]

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, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/4e62cdb8e5b726fd9ab6039c36d26ea0.jpg?w=1279&amp;ssl=1 1279w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <figcaption>Right</figcaption> </figure> <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> <p>”Pine Trees” is said to be a work drawn by Hasegawa Tōhaku (1539-1610) when he was in the 50s. And the painting is his masterpiece as well as a masterpiece of the Read more about Hasegawa Tōhaku’s Pine Trees folding screen painting[…]

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 people’s living in late 16th century.     After that, the themes of ukiyoe expanded to popular kabuki actors, beautiful women and landscapes. “ukiyo” (浮世) means contemporary with hedonisitic and fleeting idea, so ukiyo-e translated as picture of floating world.               Sponsored Links             Read more about Learn about ukiyo-e woodblock! Definition, history, famous artists and prints[…]

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

Katsushika Hokusai who created the famous great wave painting <figure> <img width=”317″ height=”599″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/317px-Hokusai_portrait.jpg” alt=”Katsushika Hokusai self-portrait” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/317px-Hokusai_portrait.jpg?w=317&amp;ssl=1 317w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/317px-Hokusai_portrait.jpg?resize=159%2C300&amp;ssl=1 159w” sizes=”(max-width: 317px) 100vw, 317px” /> <figcaption>Katsushika Hokusai self-portrait</figcaption> </figure> 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”?</p>https://youtu.be/xULcUEBEo7g<p>His art works of images including <em><a title=”The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Hokusai” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/great-wave-off-kanagawa”>The Great Off Kanagawa (The Great Wave)</a></em> and other prints of “<a title=”Fuji arts ukiyo-e 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>” influenced Western artists Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas and Henri Rivière.</p> <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”519″ height=”376″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg?w=519&amp;ssl=1 519w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg?resize=300%2C217&amp;ssl=1 300w” Read more about Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and artworks[…]

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.                       When he started to draw the paintings around 1833, “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” , by the most famous ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai, depicted the Japanese symbolic mountain was had dominated ukiyo-e market.   Thanks in partly to the popularity of the landscape printings, “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido” really rang the bell and he became the sought-after artist in Edo Period.   Read more about All ’53 Stages on the Tokaido’ art prints by Utagawa Hiroshige is here[…]

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, goldfish ukiyo-e prints (Kingyo zukushi)

All kind of goldfish(金魚づくし, Kingyo-zukushi) Utagawa Kuniyoshi(1798-1861) was an ukiyo-e artist who was good at coming up with an ingenious plan for the works. He created woodblock printings freely and drawn a wide range of pictures from impressive to cute.     Kingyo-zukushi is one of the gi-ga(戯画) that the theme is funny picuture. Kuniyoshi personified goldfishes in the 9 ukiyo-e prints and expressed humorously the life of middle class people. Because a lot of them had goldfishes and it would be really familiar and enjoy the printings.           The cheerful drinking party! This side of goldfish plays the shamisen and other two dance with the tadpole(half flog).         Hyakumonogatari was the Read more about Utagawa Kuniyoshi, goldfish ukiyo-e prints (Kingyo zukushi)[…]

Kawase Hasui:biography, woodblock prints artworks and for sale

Kawase Hasui(1883-1957) Kawase Hasui(川瀬巴水)  was a modern Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print(shin-hanga) artist who played an active part in the early 1900s and the middle. Unfortunately, comparing to Katushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige, he has not been so well-known in Japan. But he left 467 works of woodcut prints and received high praise from the other countries.       Kawase Bunjiro(川瀬文治郎) was born in Shiba, Tokyo in 1883 and had a real name of Bunjiro. At the age of 14, he had been taught a Japanese painting by Aoyagi Bokusen(青柳墨川), a disciple of Kawabata Gyokusho(川端玉章), then Araki Kanyu(荒木寛友).   However, at that time, opposed by his parents, he stopped studying pictures in one or two years. After that, Bunjiro helped the Read more about Kawase Hasui:biography, woodblock prints artworks and for sale[…]

“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 this series with 69 pictures(68 old Japanese countries and Edo City) and table of contents. The series contains the famous Awa Naruto whirlpool in the part of Minamikaido.   It is said Hiroshige had referred to the work of Katsushika Hokusai‘s The Great Wave off Kanagawa  in drawing this picture. Also, Hokusai painted Mino ‘s Yoro Falls in ”A 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


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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 Kuniyoshi:biography, ukiyo-e prints of samurai and other artworks

Utagawa Kuniyoshi(1797-1861) Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳) was one of the ukiyo-e artists who worked extensively as a member of Utagawa School, along with Hiroshige (広重) and Kunisada (国貞).    He established a unique world not found in other ukiyo-e artists. His talent of paint could be compared to Katsushika Hokusai(葛飾北斎). And thorough the life, he was a totally opposite person to Kunisada.      Kuniyoshi was born as a son of a dyeing shop in Nihonbashi, Edo. He was interested in painting from his young age and used to practice paintings as imitating the artworks of Kitao Shigemasa(北尾重政) and Kitao Masayoshi(北尾政美).    When he was 15, he became a disciple of the first Utagawa Toyokuni(初代歌川豊国). However, unlike Kunisada, as a typical Read more about Utagawa Kuniyoshi:biography, ukiyo-e prints of samurai and other artworks[…]

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