This very famous ukiyo-e made by Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重 (1797-1858) is called Naruto Whirlpools in the Awa Province (1855). Naruto is located at the Shikoku coast. The Naruto whirlpools 鳴門の渦潮 are a natural phenomenon, which can be watched even today. Utagawa Hiroshige painted another very similar ukiyo-e with wave motifs shown on Japan Kaleidoskop on August 2013. It is a View of Mount Fuji at Suruga Beach on the Pacific coast of Honshû.
情報源: Art on Tuesday: Naruto Whirlpools
This woodblock print shows the “Kashima Dance of the Floating World” 鹿島浮世踊 made by Kitao Shigemasa 北尾重政 (1739-1820), published in the 1760’s. It shows a ritual dance, performed by…
情報源: Art on Tuesday: Dance of the Floating World
Hasegawa Sadanobu I. 長谷川 貞信 (1809-1879) painted an ukiyo-e series called Famous Places in the Capital, which was Kyôto in earlier days. This picture is the scenery of the Fushimi Inari taisha 伏見稲荷大社 of 1870-1871. A very famous place and a frequently visited tourist spot even today.
情報源: Art on Tuesday: Fushimi Inari Shrine
“How like a dream is this I see and hear: Love, lend me patience to forbear awhile.” What exactly do the two legged creatures Without wings think is going to happen? You can’t reap mangoes from a lemon tree. They sow cayenne and expect to reap Papayas, …it doesn’t work that way. Whatsoever you sow, […]
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