Meiji Period Prints (1868-1912)

Meiji-period woodblock prints reflect an era of change. In 1853, the arrival of Commodore Perry’s black ships brought over 250 years of Japanese isolation to an abrupt end. The following year, as Japan engaged in international trade, Yokohama-e (Yokohama pictures) captured an influx of unfamiliar peoples, places and things entering Japan through Yokohama harbor. By 1868, the Imperial line attained control of the country under Emperor Meiji, terminating the feudal rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate and dissipating the culture of the floating world. Under the emperor, national modernization progressed rapidly. From Western-style clothes and pastimes, to exciting new inventions from overseas, Japan absorbed the massive influx of the foreign and developed a distinctly Japanese modern identity. While photography and lithography gained popularity at this time, the woodblock print continued to serve as a powerful medium. Meiji period artists made sense of a transitioning world with a familiar medium.

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Price

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Artist

  • Bairei
  • Chikuseki
  • Gakutei
  • Gekko
  • Hiroshige III
  • Hoitsu
  • Hokkei
  • Hokusai
  • Kogyo
  • Kunichika
  • Kunisada
  • Kyosai
  • Sadanobu
  • Seiko
  • Shimizu, Seifu
  • Shinsai
  • Suzuki, Kinsen
  • Toshikata
  • Toyohiro
  • Yoshitoshi
  • Zeshin
  • Hasegawa, Kannosuke (Chikuyo)
  • Watanabe, Seitei
  • Takeuchi, Keishu
  • Terasaki, Kogyo
  • Tomioka, Eisen
  • Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Series

  • 100 Views of Mt. Fuji
  • Sketches by Yoshitoshi

Subject

  • Actors & Theater
  • Animals & Fish
  • Autumn
  • Beauties (bijin-ga)
  • Birds
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Children
  • Comic
  • Flowers & Gardens
  • Ghosts & Demons (yokai)
  • Insects
  • Kuchi-e
  • Landscapes
  • Legends & History
  • Manga & Bookplates
  • Moon & Night
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Music & Dance
  • Nature
  • Pastimes
  • Poets & Scholars
  • Portraits
  • Rain
  • Rituals & Beliefs
  • Shunga
  • Spring
  • Still Life
  • Summer
  • Surimono
  • Tattoo
  • Warriors & Samurai
  • Waterfalls and Rapids
  • Waterscapes
  • Winter

Period

  • 1800 - 1868 (Edo)
  • 1868 - 1912 (Meiji)
  • 1912 - 1945 (Taisho & Early Showa)

Medium

  • Ehon
  • Woodblock Print

Size

  • Extra Small (ie. Koban)
  • Small (ie. Chuban)
  • Medium (ie. Oban)
  • Large (ie. Triptych)
  • Extra Large

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Crab and Shell

Crab and Shell

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Kintaro Captures the Giant Carp

Yoshitoshi

Kintaro Captures the Giant Carp

JPR-209581

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Kintaro as Referee

Hokkei

Kintaro as Referee

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One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji (Fugaku Hyakkei), Volume III

Hokusai

One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji (Fugaku Hyakkei), Volume III

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Unai no Tomo (A Child's Friends), Volume 2

Shimizu, Seifu

Unai no Tomo (A Child's Friends), Volume 2

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Encyclopedia of Tea Ceremony, Volume II: Incense

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Encyclopedia of Tea Ceremony, Volume II: Incense

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Chigusa no Hana (A Thousand Kinds of Flowers), Volumes II, III & IV

Bairei

Chigusa no Hana (A Thousand Kinds of Flowers), Volumes II, III & IV

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Ehon Toshien Gogonzekku (Selected Chinese Poems in Five Syllables)

Hokusai

Ehon Toshien Gogonzekku (Selected Chinese Poems in Five Syllables)

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Kimono Embroidery Design Sketchbook

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Kimono Embroidery Design Sketchbook

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Cherry Blossom Viewing

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Cherry Blossom Viewing

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Panoramic View of Arashiyama from the Triple Teahouse

Sadanobu

Panoramic View of Arashiyama from the Triple Teahouse

JPR-210291

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The Precincts of the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Sadanobu

The Precincts of the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

JPR-210290

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Pattern Book for Kimono Design (Hana Fukusa) (2 Vol.)

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Pattern Book for Kimono Design (Hana Fukusa) (2 Vol.)

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Flowering

Zeshin

Flowering

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Noh Actors

Noh Actors

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Scene from a Noh Play

Scene from a Noh Play

JPR-209557

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Bookpage

Bookpage

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Kyosai's Pictures of One Hundred Demons [Complete Album]

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Kyosai's Pictures of One Hundred Demons [Complete Album]

JP-209673

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Raiko Enters the Treasure Mountain

Yoshitoshi

Raiko Enters the Treasure Mountain

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Water for the Thunder God's Bath

Yoshitoshi

Water for the Thunder God's Bath

JPR-209636

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The Dancing Pot at Ninna-ji

Yoshitoshi

The Dancing Pot at Ninna-ji

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The Painter Okyo and the Ghost

Yoshitoshi

The Painter Okyo and the Ghost

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Children Blowing up Hotei's Belly and Painting It Like Candy

Yoshitoshi

Children Blowing up Hotei's Belly and Painting It Like Candy

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Sorori Shinzaemon and Hideyoshi

Yoshitoshi

Sorori Shinzaemon and Hideyoshi

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