This was the Setsuyō-shū, a two-volume Chinese-Japanese dictionary. Because of artists like this, the art form is still around today.
While they aren't quite the same as a Wood Snap print, it gave me an opportunity to explore this amazing art form.
In Ukiyo-e this symbolized the longing for a renewed passionate love. An arrangement of blossoming branches sits in a large blue vase on a low red lacquer table at right. A strikingly rare detail is the artist's name which appears in English cursive at lower right instead of in Japanese. Fine impression (with gauffrage), very good color and condition.
Original Japanese woodblock print Kunitoshi (1847-1899). Another Western-influenced detail are the shadows on the overskirt of the woman on the left. Backed with paper, horizontal centerfold (now flattened! Fine impression (with gauffrage on rain), color and very good condition. Antique original Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825).
The Ukiyo-e tradition celebrated women, Kabuki actors, folk heroes and natural beauty.
This joint work by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1864) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), “Fūryū genji yuki no nagame,” a modern version of the Tale of Genji in snow scenes, is typical of Ukiyo-e.
It depicts a woman with a broom and a man holding an umbrella. In “Americaka jokan hansui o gansuru no zu” by Sadahide Utagara (1807–1873), an American woman playing an accordion and her male companion look at a large dog beside them.
Antique Japanese woodblock print by Hokusai (1760-1849). A lobster holds a candle in the air to illuminate the musical event. Excellent impression (with extensive use of gauffrage and silver and gold pigments), fine color and very good condition. ), one tiny wormhole left margin, minor wear and soiling. The printing of this shunga is of an extremely high quality with excellent use of metallic pigments and gauffrage. Both wear long dresses with full skirts and overskirts pulled into bustles at the back. Title: 'An American Ship in the Open Sea off Arai'.
follow the lead of an English-speaking woodblock master as you learn the skills and techniques of this art form dating to Japan’s Edo period in a studio with decades of printmaking experience.
Japanese wood block printing is simply carving a plate of wood, applying ink to it, and pressing paper onto it.
This technique dates back to the first secular book printed in 1591.
We enjoyed it very much and David, the artist/owner is such a nice person as is his assistant.
You can spend then a couple of hours discovering the veri interesting area around the studio.
Famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is depicted against the backdrop of Mukôjima gardens in Tokyo.