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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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  • Artist Spotlight | For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: Jade Rabbit and Sun Wukong

    Songoku, the Monkey King, or Sun Wukong in Chinese, is the hero of the 16th century Chinese novel The Journey to the West. He was a mischievous deity whose pranks wreaked havoc in Heaven. Songoku
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  • For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: The Yugao Chapter from The Tale of Genji

    While last week we considered Tale of Heike, this week's print, The Yugao Chapter from The Tale of Genji (1886), is inspired by another foundational work of Japanese literature. Written by Lady
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  • Artist Spotlight | For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: Moon Above the Sea at Daimotsu Bay

    In A Closer Look we'll consider the legends behind some of the most influential designs of Ukiyo-e.   This week, we'll turn our attention to Yoshitoshi's "Moon Above the Sea at Daimotsu Bay"
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  • Catalogues & Ebooks | Ukiyo-e

    A World Between - The Life of Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

    "Do we not feel in Yoshitoshi the atmosphere of the city those days, no longer old Edo, not yet the new Tokyo?” –Novelist Akutagawa Ryunosuke Toshikage, Portrait of Yoshitoshi, 1892. Ronin
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  • News and Events | Ukiyo-e

    In the Gallery - The 100 Views of the Moon: Yoshitoshi

    Last Friday, we celebrated the opening of The 100 Views of the Moon: Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) beneath the light of the harvest moon. Regarded as the last of the great masters of ukiyo-e,
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  • For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    Decoding Ukiyo-e: Standard Sizes

    While ukiyo-e were printed in a variety of sizes, each format adhered to a standardized sizing system shaped by both technical and social factors. This determination begins with two of the primary
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