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  • News and Events | Ukiyo-e

    In the Gallery - Hiroshige: 53 Stations of the Upright Tokaido

    This  May, Ronin Gallery invites you to explore a familiar path from a new perspective. The exhibition Hiroshige: 53 Stations of the Upright Tokaido journeys down the most traveled road in old
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  • Artist Spotlight | Catalogues & Ebooks

    Reflecting the Spirit: Shiko Munakata (1903-1975)

    On September 5th, 1903, Shiko Munakata was born to a blacksmith in Aomori, in Northern Honshu. As one of fifteen children, he received no more than an elementary school education before joining his
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  • Artist Spotlight

    Hiroshi Yoshida: Worldly Visions

    Although widely traveled and knowledgeable of Western aesthetics, Hiroshi Yoshida maintained an allegiance to traditional Japanese techniques and traditions. He was attracted by the calmer moments of
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  • News and Events

    Spring Review: Art on Paper| Munakata and the Disciples of Buddha

    Spring is off to an exciting and busy start! We spent March 2nd through 5th at Manhattan’s Pier 36 bringing the Ronin Gallery to Art on Paper. As Asia Week began, we opened our newest exhibition,
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  • Artist Spotlight | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: Courtesan Wakaume from the Tamaya

    Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) is a true master of ukiyo-e. From his images of bugs to his renowned portraits of women, his works exude a subtle and elegant beauty. Starting in 1791, Utamaro focused on
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  • For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    Shunga: A Titillating Treasure

    Shunga, or “spring pictures,” capture a vast spectrum of sensual pleasures. From the passionate reunions of great lovers, to the excitement of clandestine affairs, these erotic prints satisfy a
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  • Artist Spotlight | Ukiyo-e

    Who is Utamaro?

    Utamaro is one of the masters of woodblock printing. Active in the late 18th century, he is renowned for his portraits of women and celebrated for his ability to subtlety capture their private lives.
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  • Artist Spotlight | Contemporary Art

    Q&A with Sebastian Masuda

    Q: Since the opening of 6%DokiDoki in 1995, you have explored your vision across stage, screen, and galleries worldwide. How has your understanding of kawaii evolved over the past two decades A:
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  • For Your Interest

    What is Kawaii?

    While often translated to “cute,” in English, this translation is a misnomer. Masuda’s definition of kawaii is distinct from that which rose in the commercial kawaii of the 1980s. Instead,
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  • For Your Interest

    Got Questions? Consignment Sale Rules

    Ronin Gallery works with many clients on a consignment basis, acting as agents in the sale of their art. Prints in a consignment sale are priced according to rarity, artist, design and condition,
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