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manfromjapan:

One of the four “black ships” from Commodore Perry’s squadron entering Tokyo Bay.

(Reblogged from manfromjapan)
fueledbyredbull:

Fuco Ueda

fueledbyredbull:

Fuco Ueda

(Reblogged from briganda-omalley)

" The Ama Diving For Abalone "  …  Original Hokusai (1760 – 1849) Japanese Woodblock Print

(Source: poppypeppers.wordpress.com)

(Reblogged from shoko24)

oldpainting:

Kunisada (1786-1865) - 1825 Crab on the Beach (Private Collection) by RasMarley on Flickr.

Shikishiban; 207 x 183 cm.



Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese: 歌川 国貞; also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (三代歌川豊国); 1786 – 12 January 1865) was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.



At the end of the Edo Period (1603–1867), Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and Kunisada were the three best representatives of the Japanese color woodcut in Edo (capital city of Japan, now Tokyo). However, among European and American collectors of Japanese prints, beginning in the late 19th and early 20th century, all three of these artists were actually regarded as rather inferior to the greats of classical ukiyo-e, and therefore as having contributed considerably to the downfall of their art. For this reason, some referred to their works as “decadent”.



Beginning in the 1930s and 1970s, respectively, the works of Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi were submitted to a re-evaluation, and these two are now counted among the masters of their art. Thus, from Kunisada alone was withheld, for a long time, the acknowledgment which is due to him. With a few exceptions, such as actor portraits (yakusha-e) and portraits of beautiful women (Bijinga), at the beginning of his career, and some series of large-size actor head-portraits near the end, it was thought that he had produced only inferior works. It was not until the early 1990s, with the appearance of Jan van Doesburg’s overview of the artistic development of Kunisada, and Sebastian Izzard’s extensive study of his work, that this picture began to change, with Kunisada more clearly revealed as one of the “giants” of the Japanese print that he was.



en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunisada

(Reblogged from oldpainting)

" Mermaid With Apple "  …  Book Illustration, Japan [Circa 1977]

(Source: blog.livedoor.jp)

" Ion Water "  …  TV Commercial  [Japan]

(Source: youtube.com)

davyjonesin:

A great Wave At Kanagawa - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

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poboh:

A boat on the Sumida River in moonlight, 新井芳宗 / Arai Yoshimune. (1873 - 1945)

(Reblogged from manappreciation)

davyjonesin:

A View Of Mt. Fuji Across Lake Suwa - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

(Reblogged from davyjonesin)

davyjonesin:

A Wild Sea At Choshi - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

(Reblogged from davyjonesin)
elegant-lust:

Ozuma Kaname

elegant-lust:

Ozuma Kaname

(Reblogged from elegant-lust)

oldbookillustrations:

Boating.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, from Documents japonais (Japanese art documents), by Charles Gillot, Paris, 188?

(Source: archive.org)

(Reblogged from oldbookillustrations)

gurafiku:

Japanese Art: Launching Ceremony. Hide Kawanishi. 1962

(Reblogged from gurafiku)

gurafiku:

Japanese Poster: Hakata Port Construction. Fukuoka, 1936.

(Reblogged from gurafiku)