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Prince Genji and three beauties under a blossoming cherry trees on a river bank at night looking at fish in a tub, with cormorant fishermen in their boats with torches (to attract the fish) in the background. This refers to Chapter 27 (Kagaribi) of…

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This woodblock print depicts serene figures applied in the half length portrait style on (okubi-e), this style was developed by Utamaro in 1791. It focuses attention to facial expression and demeanor to disclose more perfectly the inner beauty and…

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Kuniyoshi was a son of a silk dyer. He helped his father with designing for the business. His original studies were with Kuninao (1793-1854) but Toyokuni (1769-1825) came across his work. He was admitted to Toyokuni’s school in 1811. When he set out…

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The kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in red makeup as Matsugae Sekinosuke holding a knife in front of a lakeside samurai pavilion. Poem inscribed above.

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Hokusai began his art career as an apprentice for a woodblock engraver between the ages of 15 to 18. He became a pupil of Katsukawa Shunsho in 1778. The first publication of his work came out 8 months after his studies. His goal was to depict the…

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Hiroshige is known as the “artist of rain, snow, and mist”. Born as Ando Tokutaro, he was to follow the career of his father as a fire watchman. In 1811, he was a pupil of Toyohiro. In 1812, he officially became accepted into the Utagawa School. …
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