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