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

32000100

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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Taira no Kiyotsune

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Chikubushima Moon: Tsunemasa

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Shujaku Gate Moon: Hakuga Sanmi

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Women's Music Lesson

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Music Party in the Moonlit Night

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Foreign Merchantile Mansion in Yokohama

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Fujiwara no Yasumasa Plays the Flute by Moonlight

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