Traditional Japanese Arts & Crafts

OGATA Finding beauty in rustic cuisine

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YOSHITOSHI TSUKIOKA
GHOST STORIES OF UKIY

  Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-92) was an ukiyo-e artist in the late Tokugawa and Meiji periods. A disciple of Kuniyoshi Utagawa, he was one of the most popular Meiji era print artists in the realm of ukiyo-e. Yoshitoshi’s activities encompassed a variety of genres including samurai pictures, historical depictions and bijin-ga – portraits of beautiful women. He also gained fame with the bloody paintings he devoted himself to between the late Tokugawa and the early Meiji peri

Hiroshige —— Rain,Snow,Night
Unravelin

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), along with Katsushika  Hokusai, was a master artist of ukiyo-e (Woodblock Print ) landscapes who upheld the ukiyo-e tradition at the end of the Edo period. The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, published when Hiroshige was 37, was extremely popular and he continued to create ukiyo-e landscapes for the rest of his life. Hiroshige's varied landscapes that let people enjoy the sensation of traveling without leaving home include tokaido-e landscapes

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Sex and Laughter with Kyōsai: Shunga from th

This book introduces the complete holdings of shunga by Kyōsai in the Israel Goldman collection, the largest private collection of the artist’s work in the world. The twenty-nine works presented here offer a way to approach the circumstances in which the pictures were made and enjoyed, and also allow one to imagine being a part of the boisterous crowds gathered around the pictures.   Biography Ishigami Aki Born in1979. Ritsumeikan University, B.A (.2002),  Ph.D (.2008)

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Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e

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Kuniyoshi-ism

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IKKOAN

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Villains in Ukiyo-e

  Explore a wide array of evil through Ukiyo-E artwork! A compilation of approximately 100 works featuring a diverse lineup of villains, from people who actually lived, including historical figures who capture the essence of evil such as the likes of Nezumi Kozō Jirokichi and Kira Kōzuke no Suke, minor villains and villainesses, sorcerers and others, to legendary characters from folklore. In addition to famous works such as Utagawa Toyokuni III's Ishikawa Goemon and "Tōkaidō Yo

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Yokai Manga vol.2

  Due to its popular appeal and caricaturish, satirical content, yōkai-ga (literally, pictures of monstrous creatures – yōkai) have been treated as a minor current within Japanese art history.Enjoyed by the common people of Japan since ancient times, yōkai-ga have been valued also for their intimate associations with the nature beliefs and folk traditions that are the native culture and religion of Japan.This publishing project is reconsidering the lineage of yōkai-ga in order

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Yokai Manga vol.1

  Due to its popular appeal and caricaturish, satirical content, yōkai-ga (literally, pictures of monstrous creatures – yōkai) have been treated as a minor current within Japanese art history.Enjoyed by the common people of Japan since ancient times, yōkai-ga have been valued also for their intimate associations with the nature beliefs and folk traditions that are the native culture and religion of Japan.This publishing project is reconsidering the lineage of yōkai-ga in order