Japanese Woodblock Prints (1800 - 1868)

By the 19th century, Japanese woodblock prints achieved extraordinary popularity. While the shogunate issued a battery of censorship reforms throughout the 1800s, artists ignored and evaded restrictions with images of indulgent beauties and vibrant kabuki actors. As constraints tightened in the 1840s, bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) became earthier in prints by Eizan and Eisen, while kabuki actors persevered in the work of Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III). During this period, ukiyo-e artists also added landscapes, warriors, ghosts and scenes of everyday life to their oeuvre. Artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige indulged a national wanderlust through Meisho-e or “famous place pictures,” while Kuniyoshi championed musha-e, a genre of warrior and legendary pictures.

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Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danzo as Nikki Danjo

Hirosada

Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danzo as Nikki Danjo

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Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Ebijuro IV as Hosokawa Katsumoto

Hirosada

Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Ebijuro IV as Hosokawa Katsumoto

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Kabuki Actor Arashi Rikan as Ohatsu

Hirosada

Kabuki Actor Arashi Rikan as Ohatsu

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Sasai Ukon Masanao

Kuniyoshi

Sasai Ukon Masanao

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Hida Magobei Masatoshi

Kuniyoshi

Hida Magobei Masatoshi

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The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya

Eisen

The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya

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Evening Snow: The Courtesan Yugiri

Eizan

Evening Snow: The Courtesan Yugiri

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The Yugao Chapter from the Tale of Genji

Yoshitoshi

The Yugao Chapter from the Tale of Genji

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Morning Glory: Actors Ichikawa Danjuro VIII and Asao Okuyama III

Hiroshige & Toyokuni III

Morning Glory: Actors Ichikawa Danjuro VIII and Asao Okuyama III

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The Capture of Kidomaru by Minamoto no Raiko

Kuniyoshi

The Capture of Kidomaru by Minamoto no Raiko

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A Way to Catch a Kappa

Hokusai

A Way to Catch a Kappa

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Minamoto no Yorimitsu and Four Retainers Defeating Shutendoji

Kunisada II (aka Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV)

Minamoto no Yorimitsu and Four Retainers Defeating Shutendoji

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Ghosts of Sakura Togo

Kuniyoshi

Ghosts of Sakura Togo

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Kuzunoha Fox

Kuniyoshi

Kuzunoha Fox

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Kabuki Actor Segawa Kikunojo III as the Spirit of the Cherry Tree : Poem by Fujiwara no Motozane

Toyokuni III

Kabuki Actor Segawa Kikunojo III as the Spirit of the Cherry Tree : Poem by Fujiwara no Motozane

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Incomparable Hidari Jingoro (Master Sculptor)

Kuniyoshi

Incomparable Hidari Jingoro (Master Sculptor)

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Onoe Kikugoro III as the Ghost of Yasukata: Poem by Nakatsukasa

Toyokuni III

Onoe Kikugoro III as the Ghost of Yasukata: Poem by Nakatsukasa

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Jorakuji Temple

Toyokuni III

Jorakuji Temple

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Poem by Dainagon Tsunenobu

Kuniyoshi

Poem by Dainagon Tsunenobu

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In 1153 at Konoe's Palace the Skilled Archer Yorimasa Shooting the Nue

Kuniyoshi

In 1153 at Konoe's Palace the Skilled Archer Yorimasa Shooting the Nue

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Nyuunryu Kosonsho

Kuniyoshi

Nyuunryu Kosonsho

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At Kiyomori's Visit to Nunobiki Waterfall, Ghost of Akugenta Yoshihira Strikes Down Nanba Jiro

Kuniyoshi

At Kiyomori's Visit to Nunobiki Waterfall, Ghost of Akugenta Yoshihira Strikes Down Nanba Jiro

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General Tamura and the Demon of Suzuka Mountain in Tsuchiyama

Kuniyoshi

General Tamura and the Demon of Suzuka Mountain in Tsuchiyama

JP1-63332

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The Husband's Beloved Red Hat, Shaking Like the Ghost of the Potato Jelly

Kyosai

The Husband's Beloved Red Hat, Shaking Like the Ghost of the Potato Jelly

JP-208817

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