Tag Archives: Dean Schwaab

Before and After Hirosada

Hirosada, Kataoka Gado as Hayana Kanpei There is a clear division in the design and the feel of Osaka prints that occurs at around 1840. This is in part due to the hiatus caused by the notorious attempts by the … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of the Osaka School

Kunikazu, Soga Monogatari For many years the brilliance of the Osaka School woodblock artists of Japan has been occluded by their more popular and populous Edo cousins from the Utagawa School in what is present day Tokyo. Happily the situation … Continue reading

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