27 July 2008

(32) ukiyo-e (浮世絵)

Japanese woodblock prints are some of my favourite types of art (right up there with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec). This style illustrates Japanese life beautifully, almost as a record of life at the time, esp. during the 17th century. Some of my favourites come from the kabuki theater or are by artist Katsushika HOKUSAI (葛飾北斎); the views of Fuji-san and “The Wave”.

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