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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 | 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • News and Events | Ukiyo-e

    In the Gallery - Hiroshige: 53 Stations of the Upright Tokaido

    This  May, Ronin Gallery invites you to explore a familiar path from a new perspective. The exhibition Hiroshige: 53 Stations of the Upright Tokaido journeys down the most traveled road in old
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  • Artist Spotlight | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: Courtesan Wakaume from the Tamaya

    Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) is a true master of ukiyo-e. From his images of bugs to his renowned portraits of women, his works exude a subtle and elegant beauty. Starting in 1791, Utamaro focused on
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  • For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    Shunga: A Titillating Treasure

    Shunga, or “spring pictures,” capture a vast spectrum of sensual pleasures. From the passionate reunions of great lovers, to the excitement of clandestine affairs, these erotic prints satisfy a
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  • Artist Spotlight | Ukiyo-e

    Who is Utamaro?

    Utamaro is one of the masters of woodblock printing. Active in the late 18th century, he is renowned for his portraits of women and celebrated for his ability to subtlety capture their private lives.
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