landscape painting

‘The Store of Mitsui in Suruga-cho, the Eastern Capital’ print by Katsushika Hokusai

2.The Store of Mitsui in Suruga-cho, the Eastern Capital   Mt. Fuji in the center separates the screen. By all rights, there should be the street under the image, but the part above the signboard is drawn. It similar to ‘Asakusa Hongan-ji temple in the Eastern capital‘ of the Kawara workmen and the kite show the …

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Mount Fuji ukiyo-e art ‘Nihonbashi, Edo’ by Katsushika Hokusai

1. Nihonbashi, Edo     Nihonbashi Bridge was a bridge that became the starting point of five highway, Tokaido, Nakasendo, Koshudo, Nikkodo, and Ooshudo. Katsushika Hokusai(1760-1849) used the perspective method for the artworks.    According to the documents at the time, Nihonbashi was about 50 meters in length. As the print shows, the various people always crossed over the bridge …

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Famous The Great Wave Off Kanagawa art print, painted by Katsushika Hokusai

The Japanese big wave art, The Great Wave off Kanagawa(kanagawa oki nami ura) ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ (woodblock printing) is one of the most famous art not only of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)‘s prints but also throughout the country(but actually, there are quite a few Japanese who do not know the title of the picture…). You might not be able to …

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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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“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 …

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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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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.   …

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

“A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces” (諸国瀧廻り) Just after the success of  “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”, popular ukiyo-e artist among Edo people, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) produced the famous waterfalls ukiyo-e series “A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces” from 1833 to 1837. When he drew the pitcures, he used the name of “former Hokusai and …

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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 “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” (富嶽三十六景), the star ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai started the new series of the Japanese wave arts “One Thousand Images of the Sea” (Oceans of Wisdom,千絵の海) in 1833.  He had mainly depicted the combination of …

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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 …

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