June 14, 2003 4:07 AM   Subscribe

The Woodblock Prints of Ando Hiroshige. Images and essays - a treat for ukiyo-e fans.
Also good for ukiyo-e admirers :- Universes in Collision: Men and Women in 19th Century Japanese Prints; and Hiroshige: A Shoal of Fishes.
posted by plep (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Great stuff. I really love the second link. Thanks!
posted by dmo at 9:23 AM on June 14, 2003

thanks for that post.
posted by pejamo at 11:33 AM on June 14, 2003


Your FPP has made it possible for me to identify for the first time eight Hiroshige prints my father brought home from Japan in 1952 after his service in Korea. I am thrilled to learn that the prints are the "Eight Views of Omi," or the "Omi Hakkei no Uchi," apparently considered among Hiroshige's masterpieces. I have always considered them to be masterworks, and loved them-- albeit unnamed-- from my earliest days. They have been my personal treasures since my father's untimely death in 1977.

To have identified these prints for the first time has been wonderful. To have understood for the first time that my father had the innate artistic sense to have selected only the best of Hiroshige---there are no words. . . .
posted by rdone at 7:46 PM on June 14, 2003

Thanks rdone.

You may also like this :-
Web Ukiyo-e.
A fascinating site which compares woodblock prints with contemporary photographs of Meiji/Taisho Japan. Text all in Japanese (but easy enough to navigate).
posted by plep at 2:38 AM on June 15, 2003

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