Utagawa Hiroshige’s “Hakone, the view of Ashinoko Lake” landscape ukiyo-e print

“Hakone, the view of Ashinoko Lake” from Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido   It is a masterpiece Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)‘s artworks painted by a combination of various colors and unusual shapes of Mt Hakone. The ancient Japanese people called Hakone Pass as “The most precipitous in the country, the abyssal ravine”.   Hiroshige drew the overflowing Read more about Utagawa Hiroshige’s “Hakone, the view of Ashinoko Lake” landscape ukiyo-e print[…]

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[…]

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

Katsushika Hokusai who created the famous great wave painting Katsushika Hokusai self-portrait 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”? His art works of images including The Great Off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) and other prints of “Thirty-Six Views of Read more about Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and works[…]

Light rain at Shono art woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige

‘Shono, the evening squall from “Fifty-three stages on Tokaido” series <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.047.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes” data-elementor-lightbox-title=”No.047″> <img width=”640″ height=”402″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.047-1024×643.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.047.jpg?resize=1024%2C643&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.047.jpg?resize=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.047.jpg?resize=768%2C482&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.047.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <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> <h2>One of the most famous artworks of Read more about Light rain at Shono art woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige[…]

Mystery of famous Hiroshige’s snowy Kambara woodblock ukiyo-e painting

Did Hiroshige really draw the landscape of Kambara? 15.Kambara, the snow in the night, by Utagawa Hiroshige Kambara, the snow in the night from “Fifty-three stages on the Tokaido” series Among numberless other landscape ukiyo-e printings, the artworks of Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) receive the highest evaluation inside and outside the country. One of the most famous artworks is Kambara, Read more about Mystery of famous Hiroshige’s snowy Kambara woodblock ukiyo-e painting[…]

Plum garden ukiyo-e art woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige

Plum Estate, Kameido from “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” woodblock prints     As if the blooming plum flowers gave out the fragrance for us. It is one of the ukiyo-e series of “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” by Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige (1797-1858).    The Plum Estate in Kameido was the vacation house of the wealthy Read more about Plum garden ukiyo-e art woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige[…]

Utagawa Hiroshige’s whirlpool artwork ukiyo-e woodblock print

Awa, Naruto Whirlpool from “Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces” The swirling currents beat the angular rocks and splash water about. As if the whirlpool swallows up those who look the print. It is one of the representative works of Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige (1797-1858) who was the master‐hand at the landscape paintings in the ukiyo-e world.  Hiroshige worked on Read more about Utagawa Hiroshige’s whirlpool artwork ukiyo-e woodblock print[…]

Japanese ink painting:”Landscapes of Autumn and Winter” by Sesshu

“Landscapes of Autumn and Winter”     Sesshu (1420‐1506) was a Zen priest in the late period of the Muromachi Period. And he established Japanese ink paintings (a kind of sumi-e painting, an art expressing only with the light and shade of black ink). The sumi-e painting is one of the “Sabi” world in Japanese Read more about Japanese ink painting:”Landscapes of Autumn and Winter” by Sesshu[…]

The back of Fuji from the Minobu River by Katsushika Hokusai

46.The back of Fuji from the Minobu       The road that the travelers and horses are walking run down to the Kuonji temple, the head temple of Nichiren sect. Some of them are likely to be on their way to the temple.   They are surrounded by rugged rocky mountains, and see the overlapping waves of the Read more about The back of Fuji from the Minobu River by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s art, ‘Kajikazawa in Kai Province’

45.Kajikazawa in Kai Province       At first glance, it seems that the raging waves of the sea are striking on the shore. But Kai Province, the current place of Yamanashi Prefecture, is inland.    Fuji River in the picture, the two rivers(Kamanashi River and Fuefuki River) join together shortly before this point, and a large Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s art, ‘Kajikazawa in Kai Province’[…]