japanese paintings

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

“All kind of goldfishes (金魚づくし, Kingyo-zukushi)” by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 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 …

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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 …

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Utagawa Hiroshige’s snowy winter scenes ukiyo-e art woodblock prints

The collection of the snowy landscape of Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e Even among the many ukiyo-e artists, Utagawa Hiroshige was particularly good at landscape paintings. The snowy scene that he drew expresses a distinctive quietly.         I would like to introduce 14 works of Hiroshige’s winter landscapes including Kambara, the snow in the night in “Fifty-Three …

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Kitagawa Utamaro, “Twelve Hours of the Green Houses ” woodblock prints

The series of “Twelve Hours of the Green Houses “ by Kitagawa Utamaro <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> had won overwhelming popularity by using drawing method called Tajika for beatiful women portrait artworks including <a title=”Uatamaro’s “Anthology of Poems: The Love Section”” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/kitagawa-utamaro/uatamaros-anthology-poems-love-section”>“Anthology of love”</a>, “Ten Learned Studies of Women “, and Famous …

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Japanese culture in Nara Period. The Tenpyo Culture

Nara Period and the ancient capital, Heijo-kyo In 710, the capital in Asuka Period was moved to Nara. It was the end of Asuka Period and the start of the completely different time. The new capital was named as Heijo-kyo(平城京). And the leaders at that time planned to imitate the regime of China. So they made Heijo-kyo resembled Chang’an. …

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