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, […]
経由: Swing — feral poetess
This is a landscape woodblock print by Hiroshige II 二代 広重 (1826-1869) called Chûzenji Lake in Shimozuke Province 下野中禅寺湖水 made in 1860. It is part of the series One hundred famous views of Japan 諸国名所百景. Lake Chûzenji is located in the Nikkô National Park, a popular tourist spot even today and a must see on […]
経由: Art on Tuesday: Lake Chûzenji
This ukiyo-e is part of the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji 富嶽三十六景. It is picture number eight: Mount Fuji seen from the Inume Pass in Kôshû 甲州犬目峠. The series is one of the best-known ukiyo-e collection by Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎 (1760-1849). Mount Fuji comes in brown lava color with snow on top. In […]
経由: Art on Tuesday: Mount Fuji seen from the Inume Pass — Japan Kaleidoskop