woodblock printings

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 …

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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 …

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Check the woodblock prints of Kawase Hasui with posters on Amazon

Outstanding woodblock artist Kawase Hasui   Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) is an ukiyo-e artist, woodblock printmaker in Taisho and Showa Period in Japan. His real name is Kawase Bunjiro.   He was one of the artists who established Shin-hanga (new ukiyo-e woodblock prints) including Yoshida Hiroshi, Ito Shinsui, Takahashi Shotei, and Tsuchiya Koitsu. They worked artistic …

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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 …

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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”? https://youtu.be/xULcUEBEo7g His art works of images including The Great Off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) and other prints of “Thirty-Six Views …

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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 …

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Three beauties of the present day

Three Beauties of the Present Day (Tôji san bijin) by Kitagawa Utamaro

Three Beauties of the Present Day (Tôji san bijin) print by Kitagawa Utamaro <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/409px-thumbnail.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes” data-elementor-lightbox-title=”Three beauties of the present day”> <img width=”409″ height=”599″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/409px-thumbnail.jpg” alt=”Three beauties of the present day” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/409px-thumbnail.jpg?w=409&amp;ssl=1 409w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/409px-thumbnail.jpg?resize=205%2C300&amp;ssl=1 205w” sizes=”(max-width: 409px) 100vw, 409px” /> </a> <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 …

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"Otani Oniji as Yakko Edobei" Toshusai Sharaku kabuki woodblock printing

Sharaku’s Otani Oniji and Ichikawa Omezo ukiyo-e prints

Famous Japanese kabuki actor woodblock print, “Otani Oniji as Edobei” by Toshusai Sharaku When it comes to talking about Toshusai Sharaku (?-?), we can hardly discuss without taking the bold woodblock print into account. The name of the artwork is “Otani Oniji as Edobei”. More precisely, the actor is Otani Oniji Ⅲ (1759–96). Thought it is …

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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=”1024″ height=”643″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.047-1024×643.jpg” alt=”” loading=”lazy” 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: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px” /> </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 …

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