From Ukiyo-e Project: ""The flowing river never stops, and yet the water never stats the same" - The Tsukuda river has long been reclaimed and ceased to exist, but the Tsukuda river tributary continues to flow with its bright red bridge passing over it. Although the reflections in the river change with time, if we go back through the years to when the Tsukuda river flowed, when Edo was the capital of waterways...standing here we can imagine what it was like back then. Today, modern apartment building tower over the vestiges of Edo. Such a landscape is the ultimate "ukiyo-e that depicts the present... " (Credits: Ukiyo-e Project.)
About the artist
With offices in LA and in Tokyo, UKIYO-E PROJECT is a contemporary ukiyo-e publisher founded by Yuka Mitsui in 2014 to keep ukiyo-e craftsmanship thriving by creating a new market for their traditional skills. As the words “ukiyo” and “e” mean “present” and “image” respectively, ukiyo-e naturally depicted popular trends and cultures of their times. Staying true to this philosophy, UKIYO-E PROJECT immortalizes iconic stars and landscapes of today through traditional woodblock prints, which continue to receive extensive press and have been acquired by international institutions such as the British Museum, the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna (MAK), and the Miami University Libraries.