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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Kintaro as Referee

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The Wandering Poet

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Taira no Tomoume: The Moon's Inner Vision

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Seson Temple Moon: Captain Yoshitaka

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Received Back into Moon Palace: Bamboo Cutter

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Mount Miyaji Moon: Moronaga

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Peeping in the Moonlight

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Takakura Moon: Hasebe Nobutsura

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Moon over Mt. Inaba

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Rooster, Hen and Canola Blossoms

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Demon Retrieves Her Severed Arm

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Beautiful Women Viewing the Moon

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Playing with a Cat

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View of Early Summer

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September: Somei Style Chrysanthemums

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