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[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s original Phoenix painting in Obuse City

The painting of Phoenix that glares in all directions by Katsushika Hokusai <img width=”606″ height=”599″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/606px-Hokusai_Phoenix.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/606px-Hokusai_Phoenix.jpg?w=606&amp;ssl=1 606w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/606px-Hokusai_Phoenix.jpg?resize=300%2C297&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 606px) 100vw, 606px” /> In 1843, a great painter visited the small village Obuse in Shinshu (today’s Nagano Prefecture). The place where you can see the painting of Phoenix even today.  Hokusai and Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s original Phoenix painting in Obuse City[…]

The ukiyo-e museums in Tokyo.

Art museums exhibiting Japanese wood prints in Tokyo There are about 1100 museums in Japan, but not many places to do a permanent exhibition of ukiyo-e. Meanwhile, some individual or public museums in Tokyo constantly exhibit ukiyo-e.     This museum has about 14,000 ukiyo-e prints such as Katsushika Hokusai, Kitagawa Utamaro, Utagawa Hiroshige, including about 12,000 pieces collected Read more about The ukiyo-e museums in Tokyo.[…]

Hokusai’s waterfalls ukiyo-e artworks and the art prints for sale

“A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls”(諸国瀧廻り) Just after the success 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>, popular <a title=”Ukiyo-e – Japanese prints: famous artists, history and for sale” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> artist among Edo people, <a title=”Katsushika Hokusai and his ukiyo-e artworks collection” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/hokusai-life-paintings”><strong>Katsushika Hokusai </strong>(1760-1849)</a> produced the famous waterfalls Read more about Hokusai’s waterfalls ukiyo-e artworks and the art prints for sale[…]

Hokusai’s horror ghosts artworks (ukiyo-e)

The series of “A hundred horror stories” prints <a title=”Katsushika Hokusai and his ukiyo-e artworks collection” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/hokusai-life-paintings”><strong>Katsushika Hokusai</strong> (1760-1849)</a> began to deal with “A hundred horror stories”(Hyaku-monogatari/百物語) in1831. He used the painting name of “Iitsu”(為一) as the signature. Hyakumonogatari was the traditional way of a gathering to speak and hear ghost stories.  As the title represents, he and the Read more about Hokusai’s horror ghosts artworks (ukiyo-e)[…]

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[…]

Utagawa Hiroshige: biography and woodblock print artworks

Biography of Utagawa(Ando) Hiroshige(1797-1858)     The outstanding ukiyo-e artist, Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige<歌川(安藤) 広重> was born in 1797 as the son of the official fire fighter Ando Gen-emon. His landscape woodblock printings took many Edo citizens all over Japan. However, he was not from the class of tradesmen and artisans.       Ando family belonged to the class Read more about Utagawa Hiroshige: biography and woodblock print artworks[…]