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.

Ukiyo-e cover

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)

Beautiful woman playing a glass flute

Next:     Hokusai Katsushika’s Work (1759-1849)  Mt. Fuji Viewed Through Ocean Waves (13 impressions), also known as The Great Wave.

Mt. Fuji Viewed Through Ocean Waves

The rest are, I believe, Hiroshige Ando’s Work (1804-1855)

Moon and Geese  (12 impressions)

Moon and Geese

Nihonbashi Bridge  (18 impressions) One of the 53 stations of the Tokaido Highway)

Nihonbashi Bridge

Yui (16 impressions)  (One of 53 stations of the Tokaido Highway)

Yui

Kyoto (15 impressions) (One of 53 stations of the Tokaido Highway)

Kyoto

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