Best selection of Kitagawa Utamaro’s prints on Amazon

The prints by Kitagawa Utamaro, for sale on Amazon <img width=”640″ height=”960″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/No.006.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/No.006.jpg?w=640&amp;ssl=1 640w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/No.006.jpg?resize=200%2C300&amp;ssl=1 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> The works of Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) are known for the beautiful paintings characterized by delicate and elegant lines. He has earned a wide reputation as a <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> artist internationally renowned as Toshusai Sharaku (?-?), Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Related Posts Biography and artworks of Kitagawa Utamaro Biography and artworks of Katsushika Hokusai Biography and artworks of Utagawa Hiroshige He painted the town girls with very lively figures as well as the prostitutes and courtesans. He then omitted a body part from the beauty’s Read more about Best selection of Kitagawa Utamaro’s prints on Amazon[…]

Hishikawa Moronobu’s Beauty Looking Back painting

“Beauty Looking Back” <img width=”505″ height=”1024″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project-505×1024.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg?w=505&amp;ssl=1 505w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg?resize=74%2C150&amp;ssl=1 74w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg?resize=148%2C300&amp;ssl=1 148w” sizes=”(max-width: 505px) 100vw, 505px” /> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> One of the most popular paintings which depict a beauty stands in Japan and it is also the most famous artwork by Hishikawa Moronobu (1618-1694). Hishikawa Moronobu was a ukiyo-e painter in the early Edo Period (1603-1868) and established the method of coloring for ukiyo-e woodblock (there was only a black print in Japan until then). “Beauty Looking Back” is an original painting in his later years. Moronobu drew the whole body of the beauty at central bottom Read more about Hishikawa Moronobu’s Beauty Looking Back painting[…]

Japanese samurai warrior woodblock prints (musha-e of ukiyo-e)

The heroes for the people of Edo with ukiyoe woodblock prints Kabuki and <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> are the amenities for the townspeople in Edo period (1603-1683). Samurai and ancient battle were one of the popular themes of the theatrical performance and woodblock printing. The stories of samurai made them excited and grieved same as today.    Though there were countless ukiyo-e artists in Edo period, not all of them drew the pictures of samurai, musha-e (武者絵). The only artists who were good at expressing their bravery and painfulness with impressive pictures. Especially Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) and his disciple Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892).  Okumura Masanobu (1686-1764) Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) Watanabe Shizuma Nakamura Masatatsu Tominomori Masakata Honjo Shigenaga parriying an exploding shell Read more about Japanese samurai warrior woodblock prints (musha-e of ukiyo-e)[…]

hokusai dragon obuse

Hokusai’s Dragon painting on the festival float


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Hokusai’s outstanding Dragon painting in Obuse, Nagano Prefecture <img width=”600″ height=”600″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?w=600&amp;ssl=1 600w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?resize=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?resize=174%2C174&amp;ssl=1 174w” sizes=”(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px” /> The painting of “Dragon” on the ceiling of the festival float of Higashimachi is owned by  <a href=”https://hokusai-kan.com/en/”>Hokusai Museum</a> in Obuse City. <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/hokusai-life-paintings”>Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)</a> visited the small city four times. Even at the first visit, he was over eighty (the average life span of Japanese people at that time was about thirty-four!). “Dragon” and “Phoenix” was the artworks which he painted at his second visit. The “Phoenix” painting on the Higashimachi festival float led to “Phoenix that glares in all directions” on the Read more about Hokusai’s Dragon painting on the festival float[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s dragon and fuji scroll painting

The meaning of 「富士越龍図」(Dragon over Mt. Fuji)     Hokusai’s later years artwork The great painter and woodblock printmaker Katsushika Hokusai died April 18th, 1849. He was 90 years old at the time. According to the record,      翁 死に臨み大息し 天我をして十年の命を長らわしめば といい 暫くして更に言いて曰く 天我をして五年の命を保たしめば 真正の画工となるを得(う)べし と言吃りて死す   ‘On his deathbed, he breathed deeply and said “If the heaven let me live ten more years…”, then continued after a while “If the heaven let me preserve my life five more years, I could become a real artist.”‘       Dragon and Mt. Fuji Hokusai drew “Dragon over Mt. Fuji” in the same year when he died. The painting is Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s dragon and fuji scroll painting[…]

Hokusai Manga (Sketch) ukiyo-e book by Katsushika Hokusai

“Hokusai Manga” which influenced Impressionist     The sketch for the pupils but… When Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was 52 years old, he drew more than 300 sketches at his pupil’s home. And the publisher Eirakudo published the first “Hokusai Manga” in 1814. Though Hokusai intended to show his art technique for his pupils, the book became popular also among the people.         The series of “Hokusai Manga” had been published up to 15 volumes even after Hokusai died until 1878. The number of the sketches are about 4000.    Learn about Katsushika Hokusai’s biography and facts                   “Manga” means comic Read more about Hokusai Manga (Sketch) ukiyo-e book by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

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 mountain with the overwhelming sense of volume, which express the difficulty to cross the pass.   On the lower right, the Daimyo’s procession goes down the narrow and steep slope in a row. With colors like a mosaic, the extremely deformed Mt. Hakone sticks out to Lake Ashinoko with a steep gradient.   We can 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 people’s living in late 16th century.     After that, the themes of ukiyoe expanded to popular kabuki actors, beautiful women and landscapes. “ukiyo” (浮世) means contemporary with hedonisitic and fleeting idea, so ukiyo-e translated as picture of floating world.               Sponsored Links             Read more about Learn about ukiyo-e woodblock! Definition, history, famous artists and prints[…]

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

Katsushika Hokusai who created the famous great wave painting <figure> <img width=”317″ height=”599″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/317px-Hokusai_portrait.jpg” alt=”Katsushika Hokusai self-portrait” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/317px-Hokusai_portrait.jpg?w=317&amp;ssl=1 317w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/317px-Hokusai_portrait.jpg?resize=159%2C300&amp;ssl=1 159w” sizes=”(max-width: 317px) 100vw, 317px” /> <figcaption>Katsushika Hokusai self-portrait</figcaption> </figure> 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”?</p>https://youtu.be/xULcUEBEo7g<p>His art works of images including <em><a title=”The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Hokusai” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/great-wave-off-kanagawa”>The Great Off Kanagawa (The Great Wave)</a></em> and other prints of “<a title=”Fuji arts ukiyo-e 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>” influenced Western artists Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas and Henri Rivière.</p> <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”519″ height=”376″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg?w=519&amp;ssl=1 519w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg?resize=300%2C217&amp;ssl=1 300w” Read more about Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and artworks[…]

All ’53 Stages on the Tokaido’ art prints by Utagawa Hiroshige is here

The masterpiece arts of Utagawa Hiroshige, “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido”   Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige led the field of landscape printing in ukiyo-e. Especially, “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido” is one of the most highly regarded woodblock printings series in Japanese art.                       When he started to draw the paintings around 1833, “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” , by the most famous ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai, depicted the Japanese symbolic mountain was had dominated ukiyo-e market.   Thanks in partly to the popularity of the landscape printings, “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido” really rang the bell and he became the sought-after artist in Edo Period.   Read more about All ’53 Stages on the Tokaido’ art prints by Utagawa Hiroshige is here[…]

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