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Osaka Prints – How They Were Made

Kunikazu, Actors with Dice Hats There exists a document which is a first hand account of the entire process of the theatre artist’s work from stage rehearsal to the final production of the woodblock print. Written by Kawasake Kyosen, the … Continue reading

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Hiroshige, Toyokuni, Kuniyoshi, Hirosada: Four Artists of the Ukiyo-e Scene

Toyokuni I, Minamoto Yorimitsu and the Shinten-no, 1810’s Toshidama Gallery is showing prints by four artists of the ukiyo-e scene, spanning the decades from 1810 to 1850. This first half of the nineteenth century saw an extraordinary expansion in woodblock … Continue reading

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Ukiyo-e Diptychs, Triptychs, Polyptychs – The Expanding Horizon

Triptychs of Japanese woodblock prints – that is, prints composed to be seen as three co-joined panels (the commonest of the multi panel format) – have been part of the ukiyo-e scene since the eighteenth century. Specifically, these compositions allow … 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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