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.           As its name suggests, “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” consists of more than 100 paintings (and table of contents). And they are divided into four seasons. You could find pictures of the plum garden in the part of Spring, and  Moon Pine in Autumn.     Spring   Summer     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).         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[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s 36 views of Mt.Fuji all prints

Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous prints series, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji <strong>Katsushika Hokusai </strong>(1760-1849), who was one of the most active <a href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> artists in Edo Period, accomplished the Mt.Fuji arts series of “Fugaku Sanjurokkei”(Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji) in early 18th century.    Related Post Katsushika Hokusai’s biography   Viewing one by one, you should not get boared with them by his color usage and composition. Please click if you want to learn about the description of the woodblock printings The garalley of Mt. Fuji prints, ”Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” Nihonbashi, Edo The store of Mitsui in Suruga-cho, the Eastern capital Surugadai in the Eastern capital Asakusa Hongan-ji temple in the Eastern capital Honjo-Tatekawa Under Mannen Bridge Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s 36 views of Mt.Fuji all prints[…]

What does Buddha statue represent? And about the poses.(Japan)

Learn the meaning of Japanese Buddha statues <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Miroku-Bodsatsu-Hanka-shii-zou-Koryuji.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes”> <img width=”300″ height=”450″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Miroku-Bodsatsu-Hanka-shii-zou-Koryuji.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Miroku-Bodsatsu-Hanka-shii-zou-Koryuji.jpg?w=300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Miroku-Bodsatsu-Hanka-shii-zou-Koryuji.jpg?resize=200%2C300&amp;ssl=1 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” /> </a> <figcaption></figcaption> </figure> <br /><!– Japa Link Unit 2 –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3791981835″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <p>There are more than 75,000 Buddhist temples in Japan, each of which has multiple Buddha statues. Also, the countless Buddha statues stand to protect travelers on the roadside. But looking closely, you will find that they are different buddha. Also, they hold various poses. For example, Miroku Bosatsu at Koryuji Temple which is meditating Buddha statue means the class and the role in the Boddhism World.  There are 4 classes in Read more about What does Buddha statue represent? And about the poses.(Japan)[…]