Japanese Print Arts, Ukiyo-e and Bijin-ga.
Japanese Print Arts

We have selected the popular internationally well recognized Japanese print arts.  The ukiyo-e, "the pictures of the floating world", is a Japanese woodblock print and started printing in the 17th centuries, featuring motifs of landscapes, tales from history, various pleasures in daily life. The woodblock print "Ukiyo-e" on our store is printed strictly followed with the traditional printing method. The colors are carefully layered so that original feeling of ukiyo-e would be represented.

We also have the kakejiku-style picture that is a framed picture in traditional Japanese style. You can easily set and change the kakejiku-style picture on the wall and store it by rolling up the picture frame with the axis bar and keep it in the wooden box. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai Katsushika

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa created in the woodblock print series of Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji by Hokusai Katsushika(1760-1849). This art work is one of the well known ukiyo-e landscape. The print is strictly made one by one with the traditional woodblock print method.

The giant waves almost falling over to the boats, the dark blue color of under side of a crashing wave, the low angle view of Mt. Fuji contrasted with deep gray clouds, all show his creative art work.

Woodblock Print with Traditional Hand Print Style.  
Picture Size;  W38.3 x H25.4cm.     
Frame Size;  W55.5 x H40.0cm.  
Artist; Hokusai Katsushika.            

Red Mt. Fuji by Hokusai Katsushika

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The Red Mt Fuji is one of the most widely recognized woodblock prints from the series of Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji by Hokusai Katsushika. The print is strictly made one by one with the traditional woodblock print method.

The actual Japanese tile of the art work is “South wind, Clear Sky” and the art work depicts the towering Mt Fuji being dyed with the dawn among the bank of white clouds floating in the calm south wind.  

Woodblock Print with Traditional Hand Print Style.  
Picture Size;  W38.3 x H25.4cm.    
Frame Size;  W55.5 x H40.0cm.  
Artist; Hokusai Katsushika.   

Black Mt. Fuji with Lightning by Hokusai Katsushika

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The Black Mt. Fuji is from the woodblock print series of 36 views of Mt. Fuji by Hokusai Katsushika(1760-1849). The print is strictly made one by one with the traditional woodblock print method.

This is a view of Mt. Fuji from a south west foot of the mountain with a clear sky over the slightly snow covered top mountain and red colored surface with the setting sun. The flashed lightning would cause evening shower on the village at the foot of the mountain.  

Woodblock Print with Traditional Hand Print Style.  
Picture Size;  W38.3 x H25.4cm.    
Frame Size;  W55.5 x H40.0cm.  
Artist; Hokusai Katsushika.   

Fisher man and Mt. Fuji by Hokusai Katsushika

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This is in one of the best art works in the woodblock print series of 36 views of Mt. Fuji.  The cast net thrown by the fisherman and the rock on the river create the triangle that concords with the skirt of Mt. Fuji. The print is strictly made one by one with the traditional woodblock print method.

This is a scene from Kamanashi river located in the north west of Mt. Fuji. The fisher man, his son crouching beside, the wavy rapid river and the snow covered Mt. Fuji floating on the morning mist create the atmosphere of severity of nature and its beauty. 

Woodblock Print with Traditional Hand Print Style.  
Picture Size;  W37.8 x H25.5cm.    
Frame Size;  W55.5 x H40.0cm.  
Artist; Hokusai Katsushika.   

Making up in the Mirror by Utamaro Kitagawa

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By intentionally depicting the woman's face through the mirror and the backward looking posture with amorous nape of the neck together, this print becomes his best known art work.    The print is strictly made one by one with the traditional woodblock print method. 

Utamaro Kitagawa (1753 - 1806) is considered one of the greatest artists of ukiyo-e (woodblock prints). He is known especially for his evolutional ukiyo-e art works of bejin-ga (picture of beautiful woman). 

Woodblock Print with Traditional Hand Print Style.  
Picture Size;  W25.4 x H38.7cm.   
Frame Size;  W40.0 x H55.5cm.  

Artist; Utamaro Kitagawa.   

Tap Sound of Tudumi by Shoen Uemura

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The Tap Sound of Tsudumi (Tsudumi-no-ne) was created by Shoen Uemura (1875-1949) who established the modern bejin-ga (picture of beautiful woman) and was given the Imperial prize for cultural merit as the first woman’s recipient in 1948.
This art work is one of her masterpieces and showed at the international exhibition held at New York in 1940.

The dignified elegance of young lady absorbed in tapping the tsudumi, the golden phoenix on the red kimono and the blue obi, and the uplifting feeling of kimono is representing her superior aesthetic feeling.
This artwork is one of the 500 prints authorized by Shouhaku Art Museum.    

Print: FM Screen and Silk Screen.  
Picture Size;  W45.5 x H36.0cm.   
Frame Size;  W60.0 x H128.0cm.  

Artist; Utamaro Kitagawa. 

Daughter Miyuki by Shoen Uemura

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The Daughter Miyuki (Musume-Miyuki) was created by Shoen Uemura (1875-1949) who established the modern bejin-ga (picture of beautiful woman) and was given the Imperial prize for cultural merit as the first woman’s recipient in 1948.

This art work is a scene from Shoutsushi–asagao-story of ningyojoruri (puppet ballad-drama) and the most beautiful moment of heroin “Miyuki”, that she felt someone coming while she was gloating on the fan given by her lover, and turning around just after hiding the fan into her kimono sleeve, was depicted.
This artwork is one of the 500 prints authorized by Adachi Museum of Art. 

Print: FM Screen and Silk Screen.  
Picture Size;  W38.4 x H68.2cm.   
Frame Size;  W53.0 x H158.5cm.  

Artist; Utamaro Kitagawa.