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  • Artist Spotlight | For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    Shin Hanga & Hasui Kawase

    Shin hanga was a Japanese woodblock print movement that took place at the beginning of the twentieth century. Translating to “new prints,” shin hanga was a creation of the artistic exchange between
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  • Artist Spotlight | Contemporary Art | For Your Interest

    Meet the Artist: Q+A with Asako Iwasawa

    This summer, Ronin Gallery is pleased to feature the lush contemporary paintings of 2018 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence Asako Iwasawa in our third annual Contemporary Talents of Japan
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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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  • 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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  • Artist Spotlight | Contemporary Art | For Your Interest

    Meet the Artist: Noriko Shinohara

    Born in Toyama Prefecture, Japan in 1953, Noriko Shinohara moved to New York City in 1972 to study at the Art Students League. After six months in the city, she met Ushio Shinohara, who is twenty one
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  • Artist Spotlight | For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: Hokusai's Great Wave

    No single work of Japanese art is better known than Katsushika Hokusai’s (1760­-1849) Under the Wave off Kanagawa, or, as it is widely known, the Great Wave. Published by Nishimuraya Eijudo as
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  • Artist Spotlight | For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    Yoshitoshi's Masterpiece: The Flute Player

    Fujiwara no Yasumasa (958-1036) was a renowned musician and poet in the Heian court. He is best known for the tale of a moonlit evening, banditry, and the power of beauty.  One autumn night
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  • Artist Spotlight | News and Events | Ukiyo-e

    Hiroshige: 53 Stations of the Upright Tokaido

    Winding along the eastern coast of Japan, the Tokaido was the most traveled road during the Edo period (1603-1868). By 1689, fifty-three stations connected the eastern capital of Edo (modern Tokyo),
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  • Artist Spotlight | Catalogues & Ebooks

    Reflecting the Spirit: Shiko Munakata (1903-1975)

    On September 5th, 1903, Shiko Munakata was born to a blacksmith in Aomori, in Northern Honshu. As one of fifteen children, he received no more than an elementary school education before joining his
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  • Artist Spotlight

    Hiroshi Yoshida: Worldly Visions

    Although widely traveled and knowledgeable of Western aesthetics, Hiroshi Yoshida maintained an allegiance to traditional Japanese techniques and traditions. He was attracted by the calmer moments of
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