Wood Block Prints
April 28, 2015 § 4 Comments
Going through some old stuff and came across “Wood Block Prints. Selected UKIYO-E Adopted for Commemorative Stamp Issue, Printed by Kyoto Hanga In Tokyo” from Vancouver’s Expo 86.
The Publisher, “Kyoto Hanga-In Tokyo Main Office” writes, “These 6 Ukiyo-E pictures were hand-made by pure woodblock printing technique.”
First: Utamaro Kitagawa’s (1751-1805) Beautiful Woman Plying a Glass Flute. (15 impressions)
Next: Hokusai Katsushika’s Work (1759-1849) Mt. Fuji Viewed Through Ocean Waves (13 impressions), also known as The Great Wave.
The rest are, I believe, Hiroshige Ando’s Work (1804-1855)
Moon and Geese (12 impressions)
Nihonbashi Bridge (18 impressions) One of the 53 stations of the Tokaido Highway)
Yui (16 impressions) (One of 53 stations of the Tokaido Highway)
Kyoto (15 impressions) (One of 53 stations of the Tokaido Highway)