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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Celebration of Spring

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Celebration of Spring

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Bijin in Meireki Era

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Bijin in Meireki Era

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Two String Koto

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Sewing and Cat

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Sewing and Cat

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Cherry Blossom Viewing at Ueno

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Cherry Blossom Viewing at Ueno

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August

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Fishing at Tsukudajima

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Fishing at Tsukudajima

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Beautiful Woman in the Koka Era

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Bijin in the Kaei Era

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Chinese Woman Looking at Spider (Meiji Edition)

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Chinese Woman Looking at Spider (Meiji Edition)

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Ceremony in the New Year

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April

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April

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Performance at Spring Garden

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Performance at Spring Garden

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Minazuki, June

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Minazuki, June

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Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danjuro as Kan'u (Chinese General)

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Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danjuro as Kan'u (Chinese General)

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Noh Actor

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Grasshopper and Rice

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December: Preparing New Kimono for the New Year

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December: Preparing New Kimono for the New Year

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Snow Viewing

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Snow Viewing

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September: Moon Viewing

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September: Moon Viewing

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July: Star Festival

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July: Star Festival

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Yoko (Yang Xiang)

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Yoko (Yang Xiang)

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The Banquet at the Koshida Palace

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The Banquet at the Koshida Palace

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To Ei (Dong Yong)

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To Ei (Dong Yong)

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