Utagawa Kunisada(the third Toyokuni), his biography and woodblock prints

The biography and woodblock prints of Utagawa Kunisada(1786-1865) Utagawa Kunisada(歌川国貞) was the one of the most popular ukiyo-e artists at the end of the Tokugawa period as well as Utagawa Kuniyoshi(歌川国芳), among the disciples of the first Toyokuni(豊国). In contrast to his younger disciple, he was a serious person and always neatly dressed.   Sponsored Links [su_animate type=”fadeInDown”] [su_label type=”black”]Maximum number of works in Read more about Utagawa Kunisada(the third Toyokuni), his biography and woodblock prints[…]

Utagawa Hiroshige: biography and woodblock print artworks

Biography of Utagawa(Ando) Hiroshige(1797-1858)   [su_label type=”black”]A son of fire fighter[/su_label]   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.       Read more about Utagawa Hiroshige: biography and woodblock print artworks[…]