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 artists made sense of a transitioning world with a familiar medium.

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Itchy: A Woman of the Kaei Era

Yoshitoshi

Itchy: A Woman of the Kaei Era

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Mid Night Moon at Mt. Yoshino: Iga no Tsubone

Yoshitoshi

Mid Night Moon at Mt. Yoshino: Iga no Tsubone

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Kobayakawa Debating with the Tengu of Mt Hiko

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Kobayakawa Debating with the Tengu of Mt Hiko

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Shizu Peak Moon: Hideyoshi

Yoshitoshi

Shizu Peak Moon: Hideyoshi

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Ushiwaka-maru and Benkei on the Gojo Bridge

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Ushiwaka-maru and Benkei on the Gojo Bridge

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Yugao: The Chapter from the Tale of Genji

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Yugao: The Chapter from the Tale of Genji

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Yoshitsune Learns Martial Arts on Mt. Kurama with a Tengu

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Yoshitsune Learns Martial Arts on Mt. Kurama with a Tengu

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Lunacy

Yoshitoshi

Lunacy

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The Delighted Type: A Modern Geisha in the Meiji Era

Yoshitoshi

The Delighted Type: A Modern Geisha in the Meiji Era

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Heroic Fight of the Scout Lt. Takenouchi at Chung-Hua

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Heroic Fight of the Scout Lt. Takenouchi at Chung-Hua

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Sparrow Dance

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Sparrow Dance

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Raiko and the Earth Spider, Kabuki Actor Onoe Kikugoro as the Earth Spider

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Raiko and the Earth Spider, Kabuki Actor Onoe Kikugoro as the Earth Spider

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Hojo Tokimasa Praying to the Sea Goddess

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Hojo Tokimasa Praying to the Sea Goddess

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Yomogiu; Mitsukuni Encounters Hobgoblins

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Yomogiu; Mitsukuni Encounters Hobgoblins

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

Yoshitoshi

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

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Wife's Heart

Tomioka, Eisen

Wife's Heart

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Fudo Myoo Threatens Yuten

Yoshitoshi

Fudo Myoo Threatens Yuten

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Mouse on the Mallet of Good Fortune

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Mouse on the Mallet of Good Fortune

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Uesugi Kenshin

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Uesugi Kenshin

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Late Autumn Shower

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Late Autumn Shower

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Azuma Genji: Baby's First Shrine Visit

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Azuma Genji: Baby's First Shrine Visit

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Kan Buntei (Han Wendi)

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Kan Buntei (Han Wendi)

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March

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March

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New Year's Day

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New Year's Day

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