Episode 18 A brief introduction to the wonderful world of Ukiyo-e & Japanese Woodblock prints

Updated: Apr 24




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The Kirifuri Waterfall at Mt. Kurokami by Hokusai in 1831.

The Carver

Artists


Many artists existed in this time period and perhaps the most well known is Hokusai. I've included a list of some of the artists in the transcript notes but I want to focus on Hokusai in this episode. You could do a search on some of these in Google Arts and Culture to find out more.


Moronobu Hisikawa

Harunobu Suzuki

Shigemasa Kita

Utamaro Kitagawa

Toyokuni Utagawa

Utagawa Kunimasa

Eisen Keisai

Kunisada Utagawa

Chikanobu Youshu

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka




Hokusai, Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa (1823) Photo: via Wikimedia Commons

Claude Monet, Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge (1899) Photo: Princeton University Art Museum via Wikimedia Commons
Three Women Playing Musical Instruments



Resources


Google Arts and Culture

https://artsandculture.google.com/explore


https://www.adachi-hanga.com/ukiyo-e-en/quality/flow/index_en.html


https://artsandculture.google.com/story/mwXxZujHMzKwGw?hl=en


https://www.caumont-centredart.com/en/hokusai-hiroshige-utamaro-great-masters-japan


https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/art-japan/edo-period/a/the-evolution-of-ukiyo-e-and-woodblock-prints


https://www.adachi-hanga.com/ukiyo-e-en/


https://www.nippon.com/en/views/b02306/modern-day-artisans-carry-on-the-ukiyo-e-tradition.html


Female Artists - Google Arts Exhibition


Uemura Shōen




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