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Ukiyo-e prints and picture books depict Japanese material culture in a strikingly graphic and visually appealing manner.
Japanprints.com has fine Japanese Prints is noted for its offering of rare prints of only the finest quality available.
Japanese Prints are among the world's most beautiful, complex, and expressive works of art.
Imagine then the jolt to the artistic community when in 1842 prints depicting actors and courtesans were banned by the government.
We buy and sell late 19th and 20th century Japanese Woodblock Prints.
These prints are documents of a unique episode in trading history, and represent an early period in the art of the Japanese woodcut.
Japanprints.com presents illustrations about selected artists and their prints, as well as explorations into various themes in Japanese printmaking.
The term ukiyo-e, meaning 'pictures of a floating world,' is a pun on a Buddhist phrase meaning 'suffering world,' also pronounced ukiyo.
For more than three centuries Japanese printmakers of exceptional skill and vision have created images of enduring beauty.
People were more interested in absorbing the new sciences and technology than preserving traditional arts.
Japanese print-making was largely a commercial enterprise which aimed to produce cheap household decoration for ordinary people.
Specializing in Japanese wood block prints with featured artists such as Yoshida, Hiroshi and Tatsumi, Shimura.
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