Tag Archives: Asian Art

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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Imaginary Journeys – Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road

There are two recent publications celebrating Hiroshige’s views of Japan: Nancy Gaffield’s poem cycle Tokaido Road (C B Editions £7.99) and Taschen’s Hiroshige – 100 Famous Views of Edo. The former is an imaginary journey along the famous Tokaido highway; … Continue reading

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Space – The Final Frontier: The Problem of Depth in Japanese Prints.

Critics and Art historians often refer to ‘space’ in a painting or a print. Prints are flat – so what do they mean by space? On a flat plane like a print, space is all illusory – like in a … Continue reading

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Death of Kuniyoshi

Kuniyoshi, Mitsukuni defying the skeleton spectre invoked by princess Takiyasha Something not much commemorated this year is the 150th anniversary of the death of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Kuniyoshi was one of Japan’s greatest artists and his legacy of rich designs cannot … Continue reading

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Archive Sale of Japanese Prints

Kunisada, Woman in Toshidama Frame We’ve been looking back through our archives at some of the wonderful prints that have been overlooked during the last year, and have put together a show with some terrific reductions, plus an additional 15% … Continue reading

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Japanese Shunga Prints – Art or Pornography?

It is the fashion, especially among connoisseurs, to make distinctions between erotica and pornography. However, it seems to me disingenuous to describe some images as pornographic and others as erotic when the distinction is only contextual or at least subjective. … Continue reading

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The Japanese woodblock print artist Nana Shiomi

From time to time we like to look at the connections between traditional ukiyo-e and contemporary art. One contemporary Japanese woodblock artist of particular note is Nana Shiomi whose work in extending the reach of the medium and embedding traditional … Continue reading

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