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Kunichika’s Perspectives on a Yoshiwara Tea-house

Here is a fascinating print by the great Meiji artist Toyoharu Kunichika. It is a big six sheet print and it shows an odd opened out box-like view of the interior of a big building. This building has an impossible … Continue reading

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Kuni, Kuni, Kuni – Three Japanese Woodblock Artists of Decadence

Kunichika, Nakamura Shikan IV as Daihachi and Onoe Kikugoro V as Tatsugoro, 1890 The prefix ‘Kuni’ started life as the suffix ‘kuni’ in the name Toyokuni. The artist who created the catchy brand name Toyokuni I, was the successful woodblock … Continue reading

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The Utagawa Lineage in Japanese Prints

A Basic ‘Family Tree’ of the Utagawa School. The picture above is an over simplified ‘family tree’ of the principal individuals in the Utagawa School of Japanese woodblock print artists. Toshidama Gallery has a significant online presence and we are … Continue reading

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