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

  • Chikanobu
  • Gekko
  • Koun
  • Kunichika
  • Nobukazu
  • Sadahide
  • Shinsai
  • Toshikata
  • Yoshitoshi

Series

  • 100 Views of the Moon
  • 24 Paragons of Filial Piety
  • 32 Aspects of Women
  • Tale of Genji (Gekko)
  • Women's Activities of the Tokugawa Era

Subject

  • Actors & Theater
  • Animals & Fish
  • Architectural
  • Autumn
  • Beauties (bijin-ga)
  • Birds
  • Bridges
  • Calligraphy
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Children
  • Comic
  • Flowers & Gardens
  • Genji
  • 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
  • Senso-e
  • Shunga
  • Spring
  • Still Life
  • Summer
  • Sumo
  • Surimono
  • Tattoo
  • Tokaido
  • Warriors & Samurai
  • Waterfalls and Rapids
  • Waterscapes
  • Winter
  • Yokohama-e & Nagasaki-e

Period

  • 1868 - 1912 (Meiji)

Medium

  • Woodblock Print

Size

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

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October: Wealthy Merchants Celebrating for God Ebisu

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October: Wealthy Merchants Celebrating for God Ebisu

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Musashi: Moon at Tatsumi, Lord Tsunayoshi, and Lady Osame

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Musashi: Moon at Tatsumi, Lord Tsunayoshi, and Lady Osame

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The Moon at Saga

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The Moon at Saga

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Fujiwara no Yasumasa Plays the Flute by Moonlight

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Fujiwara no Yasumasa Plays the Flute by Moonlight

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The Moon and the Helm of the Boat

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The Moon and the Helm of the Boat

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Koto

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Koto

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Ro Rai (Lao Laizi)

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Ro Rai (Lao Laizi)

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Shujaku Gate Moon: Hakuga Sanmi

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Shujaku Gate Moon: Hakuga Sanmi

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Mount Miyaji Moon

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Mount Miyaji Moon

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Lady Gosechi

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Lady Gosechi

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Moon at Mt. Miyaji: Moronaga

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Moon at Mt. Miyaji: Moronaga

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Moon at Mt Ashigara: Yoshimitsu

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Moon at Mt Ashigara: Yoshimitsu

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Moon at Shujaku Gate

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Moon at Shujaku Gate

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Kabuki Play: Onoe Kikugoro as Bonji no Kiyojiro and Iwai Matsunosuke as Omaki

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Kabuki Play: Onoe Kikugoro as Bonji no Kiyojiro and Iwai Matsunosuke as Omaki

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Moon at Shujaku Gate

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Moon at Shujaku Gate

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The Moon's Four Strings: Semimaru

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The Moon's Four Strings: Semimaru

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Moon at Mt. Chi-Ming: Tze-Fang, a Chief Advisor to the First Han Emperor

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Moon at Mt. Chi-Ming: Tze-Fang, a Chief Advisor to the First Han Emperor

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Shamisen

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Shamisen

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Looking Refined: A Court Lady of the Kyowa Era

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Looking Refined: A Court Lady of the Kyowa Era

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Mount Miyaji Moon: Moronaga

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Mount Miyaji Moon: Moronaga

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New Year's Party

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New Year's Party

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New Year's Mochi Parade

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New Year's Mochi Parade

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Two String Koto

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Two String Koto

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July: Star Festival

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July: Star Festival

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