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Bandits, Brigands and Warlords.

Kuniyoshi, The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden: Du Qian, the Sky Toucher, 1827 Perhaps we should look at these tremendous Japanese prints of fighting men – heroic or tragic figures… bound as they are in myth and history – … Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Japanese Print

Hiroshige Spring Rain from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road, 1832 It is easy to slip into an enthusiasm, to think we know our way around a subject without standing back and taking an overview. As for early … Continue reading

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Hapless and Heroic – Men in Japanese Prints

Kuniyoshi, Yokoyama Daizo and Otaka Tonomo, 1848 It’s hard to escape archetypes when discussing culture, whether it’s the contemporary culture that one’s a part of or whether it’s looking at a painting in a museum, or a sculpture in a … Continue reading

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History and Romance in Japanese Prints – 4 Artists at the Toshidama Gallery

Kunichika, Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki, 1864. The scholars of the early twentieth century derided the great artists and prints of nineteenth century Japan. The assessment of artists such as Kuniyoshi and Kunisada rested on their perceived decadence… (moral or cultural decline … Continue reading

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Doomed! Michelangelo, Blake and the Upside Down Man

Hirosada, A Collection of Elegant Poems 1849 In the current exhibition at The Toshidama Gallery, there are two modest prints on show; one is by Konishi Hirosada (ca 1810 – 1864), from A Collection of Elegant Poems of 1849 (left), … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years of Ukiyo-e 1795 – 1895

100 Years of Ukiyo-e at Toshidama Gallery It has become habitual over the last five years, for the Toshidama Gallery to publish an essay of a couple of thousand words, expanding on the theme of the current exhibition, adding detail … Continue reading

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Yoshitoshi – His Debt to Kuniyoshi at The Toshidama Gallery

Yoshitoshi, Ushiwaka Maru learns Martial Arts from the King of the Tengu The very singular work of the Japanese print artist Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839 – 1892) has its roots in the Utagawa School tradition of Japanese woodblock printmaking and its … Continue reading

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Toshidama Gallery 2013 Sale

Hiroshige, Snow at Yamanaka Village  Toshidama Gallery is running its annual January sale as from today. The sale is open to Newsletter subscribers who enjoy a 30% discount on all of the prints in the exhibition. The show is something … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Cities – Edo / Osaka

Toshihide, The Assassination of Kawzu Sukiyasu It might be convenient to characterise the the two great cultural centres of nineteenth century Japan as being in some way in competition, but this would be too easy and not really accurate. Two … Continue reading

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50% Sale at Toshidama Gallery

Yoshitoshi, 32 Aspects of Customs and Manners: Looking Suitable Every once in a while Toshidama Gallery likes to clear the decks and restock the gallery with new works. This year we are offering 20 superb oban prints to our newsletter … Continue reading

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