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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 Prints are among the world's most beautiful, complex, and expressive works of art.
Specializing in Japanese wood block prints with featured artists such as Yoshida, Hiroshi and Tatsumi, Shimura.
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.
Japanese print-making was largely a commercial enterprise which aimed to produce cheap household decoration for ordinary people.
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.
We buy and sell late 19th and 20th century Japanese Woodblock Prints.
Imagine then the jolt to the artistic community when in 1842 prints depicting actors and courtesans were banned by the government.
The term ukiyo-e, meaning 'pictures of a floating world,' is a pun on a Buddhist phrase meaning 'suffering world,' also pronounced ukiyo.
Hyde Ryohei Koitsu Saito. Shiro Helen Yoshitoshi Jacoulet. Yoshitoshi Koitsu Saito. Shiro Art Shinsui Hasui Prints Hiroshi Yoshida. Hanga Keith Charles Hyde. Kasamatsu Shin Bartlett Jacoulet Helen Kiyoshi. Woodblock Elizabeth Ryohei Jacoulet Elizabeth Ryohei. Shin Charles Hasui Hiroshi. Keith Saito Kiyoshi Yoshitoshi. Hyde Shiro Woodblock Bartlett Shinsui Yoshida. Helen Kasamatsu Art Prints Hanga Koitsu. Prints Hyde Hiroshi Shin. Kiyoshi Koitsu Charles. Jacoulet Yoshida Elizabeth Helen Art Keith Saito. Kasamatsu Hasui Ryohei Bartlett. Hanga Yoshitoshi Shiro Shinsui Woodblock Jacoulet. Shin Bartlett Yoshitoshi Shiro Art Helen. Shinsui Charles Hiroshi Woodblock. Hanga Saito Kiyoshi Hyde. Hasui Elizabeth Yoshida Keith Kasamatsu Koitsu. Prints Ryohei Keith Yoshitoshi Hasui Charles. Yoshida Shiro Ryohei Hyde. Woodblock Hiroshi Helen. Bartlett Shin Prints Art Jacoulet Saito Kiyoshi. Koitsu Hanga Elizabeth Kasamatsu. Shinsui Ryohei Helen Saito.