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British Museum Acquires Japanese Prints

There has been some welcome publicity for the brilliance, the genius of Japanese woodblock prints in the last few weeeks. The Guardian newspaper donated a large chunk of webspace to  advertising  the acquisition of  some 359 Japanese prints by the … Continue reading

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Kinbaku Part II – Seiu Ito and his Rope Bondage Fetish

Back in 2012 I wrote a piece on Kinbaku, having spent an evening with the very charming Midori, an exponent of sexual bondage and rope play… we had dinner. At the time, I wasn’t really familiar with the art of … Continue reading

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Kunichika & The Meiji

May the 20th sees the launch of a new show at the Toshidama Gallery. The exhibition looks at the work of Toyohara Kunichika, (1835-1900), and his fellow artists. There are some very fine prints indeed on show and for sale, … Continue reading

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Kunichika and the Japanese Firemen

Kunichika (1835-1900)  Ichikawa Kuzo III as Kinmon Tatsugoro (centre) in Kami no Megumi Wagô no Torikumi, 1864 It is always problematic to say for sure in any print, which play, which actor, which role is pictured. What with so many … 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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Kunichika & Warhol – Seeing Stars

The superstar is no new phenomenon nor is the intimate relationship between entertainer and publicist a product only of modern mass media. I’m interested here in Kunichika and his close relationship with two very famous kabuki actors of the late … Continue reading

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Ukiyo-e… Fame

Here is the video to accompany the latest show at the Toshidama Gallery: “Personalities of Edo: the Cult of Celebrity in Japanese Woodblock Prints”.  All the prints seen in the video are available for purchase. [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYLHoTMC%5D

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