Category Archives: Japanese Art Gallery

The Beautiful Image of Fuji Appearing in an Awning…

Kuniyoshi’s Virtuous Women for the Eight Views analysed and how Hokusai’s Mount Fuji appears in the awning. Continue reading

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Brexit, Isolationism and the Tokugawa Shogunate.

There’s no political agenda to this post whatsoever… although it seems that the parallels that exist between Tokugawa era Japan and the current state of the United Kingdom are too close not to merit comment in some way, however small. … Continue reading

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Toshidama… A Print per Day – Kunichika

Kunichika, 36 Good and Evil Beauties – Kiyoshi Hikariin The fine Kunichika print from a series of vengeful and noble women, features a brilliant yellow folding screen in the background. People often wonder what the story is behind so many … Continue reading

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Toshidama Gallery… A Print per Day – Chikanobu

Chikanobu (1838 – 1912)  Jidai kagami (A Mirror of the Ages): The Meiji Era (1868-1912) The old castle pictured in the cartouche of our second print is the ‘Imperial Residence’ of the new Meiji Emperor. Chikanobu was, like so many … Continue reading

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Nigao – True Likeness in Japanese Prints

How important is a likeness in a work of art? Maybe not as important as it seems; elsewhere on this site we’ve looked at how potentially disastrous it would be to use Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road as … Continue reading

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In Advance of Kunisada

Toshidama Gallery is showing the later actor portraits of Utagawa Kunisada from the 20th of January. Art historians and art critics talk about artists having a ‘coherent body of work’, and sitting here in the office at the gallery, looking … Continue reading

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Happy New Year From Toshidama Gallery

Toshidama Gallery would like to wish all its visitors a very happy and prosperous New Year. We have been moving the gallery over the last two weeks and hence there have been fewer blog posts on this and our other … Continue reading

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