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  • For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    How to Make a Woodblock Print

    A Japanese woodblock print is said to be the work of the artist, but in truth it is the joint effort of the ‘ukiyo-e quartet’—the artist, engraver, printer and publisher. The process begins with the
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  • For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    The Rise and Resurgence of Meisho-e

    The Japanese landscape draws countless visitors to Japan each year. From brilliant crimson leaves of the fall to the snow-tipped peak of Mount Fuji, the natural beauty of Japan enchants its visitors.
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  • Artist Spotlight | Ukiyo-e

    The Fierce and Fantastic World of Kuniyoshi

    While the word “ukiyo-e” often calls to mind elegant courtesans, dramatic actors, and picturesque landscapes, these celebrated works represent only one side of Edo-period innovation. Kuniyoshi
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  • For Your Interest

    Imagining Japan: Early Japanese Photography

    The history of photography in Japan begins during the Edo period. Introduced through the Dutch merchants  that inhabited Dejima Island in Nagasaki Bay, the medium attracted an initially small, but
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  • News and Events

    In the Gallery - Kuniyoshi: The Masterpieces

    On March 14, Ronin Gallery started the Asia Week 2018 festivities early with the opening of Kuniyoshi: The Masterpieces. With cocktails in hand, guests explored the ravenous imagination and unmatched
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  • For Your Interest

    What is Sosaku Hanga?

    In the early 20th century, two distinct modern Japanese print movements emerged. Shin Hanga, or "new print," movement drew inspiration from French Impressionist techniques, employed growing realism,
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  • For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    What Makes a Print Rare?

    From the Edo period to today, artists produce woodblock prints in multiples. While surimono (lavishly printed, privately commissioned works) could be commissioned in editions as small as a single
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  • Catalogues & Ebooks | Contemporary Art

    Wrestling the Demon: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara

    Living with Art, Living with Each Other Noriko and Ushio at work. Photograph courtesy of the Shinohara family. “Art is a demon,” “Making art is always struggling.” Ushio and Noriko
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  • Artist Spotlight | Contemporary Art | For Your Interest

    Meet the Artist: Ushio Shinohara

    Born in Tokyo in 1932, Ushio Shinohara comes from an artistic family. His father a poet, his mother a nihonga painter and doll maker, Ushio continued the artistic legacy and attended Tokyo
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  • For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    Haunted at Sea: The Tale of Yoshitsune and the Taira Ghosts

    Japanese myths brim with ghosts and demons, animals with magical powers, mischievous spirits, and mysterious realms where humans and supernatural creatures live side by side. Known as yokai, these
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