Hokusai Drawings

June 28th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Hokusai Manga – Vol. 11-15 (1814-1878)

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Hokusai Manga – Volumes 6 -10 (1814-1878)

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Hokusai – Animals

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Hokusai Manga – Volumes 1 -5 (1814-1878)

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Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)

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Kajita Hanko (1870-1917) “White Chrysanthemums” (1902)

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Hasegawa Tōhaku (1539-1610) – “Pine Trees”

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These are amazing, please click on the images to get a better view.

Bonsai photos – Alfred Eisenstaedt

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“53 Stations of the Tōkaidō as Potted Landscapes” – Utagawa Yoshishige (1848)

January 5th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

The Tokaido is one of a number of roads linking Edo with the rest of Japan. It runs along the Pacific coast to Kyoto. The ’53 stations’ are resting points along the way. In 1832 the artist Utagawa Hiroshige began the first of a number of print series, which depicted the resting points, and these became very popular in Japan (one series becoming apparently the best selling ‘ukiyo-e‘ of all time). The prints in this post are by a different artist, Utagawa Yoshishige, and depict a series of actual potted landscapes (saikei and bonkeimade by a man called Kimura Tōsen. So these prints are based on small sculptures, which were inspired by prints, which were inspired by a walk, made possible by a road. You can see all 53 of the prints and the book here.

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