Woodblock Links

Here is a list of useful resources for woodblock print collectors. This list is continually changing so feel free to send me links to sites you like as well.

https://ukiyo-e.org/

Ukiyo-e Search provides an incredible resource: The ability to both search for Japanese woodblock prints by simply taking a picture of an existing print AND the ability to see similar prints across multiple collections of prints. Over 230,000 prints and an expert forum.

 

https://mie-gallery.myspreadshop.com/

This is the Mie Gallery t-shirt and product shop. The products are original, designed by us, so please check them out for a gift for you or some collector you know. 

 

http://www.hiroshige.org.uk/

An excellent collection of Hiroshige's works, nicely organized. Invaluable for collectors.

 

http://www.hiroshigeii.net/image.html

Hiroshige II This page is intended to be a resource for people who are not familiar with Japanese woodblock prints, and have a Hiroshige II print they want to identify - but do not know which series it is from.

 

http://mercury.lcs.mit.edu/~jnc/prints/ViewsEdoToto.html

Hiroshige's 'Famous Places in Edo' and 'Famous Places in the Eastern Capital' (1831 - 1858)​

This page attempts to catalog all known prints in the various large (i.e. ōban or aiban) yoko-e (horizontal or 'landscape' format) series by Hiroshige having the title 'Edo Meisho (江戸 名所 - Famous Places in Edo)', or the alternative name 'Tōto Meisho (東都 名所 - Famous Places in The Eastern Capital)', or some variant thereof.

Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty-six_Views_of_Mount_Fuji_(Hiroshige)

 

http://www.yoshitoshi.net/

Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

 

https://www.artelino.com/articles/kunichika.asp

Kunichika information from Artelino.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyohara_Kunichika

Wikipedia information on Kunichika.

 

Lavenberg Collection

http://www.myjapanesehanga.com/home/artists/kunichika-toyohara-1835-1900-?fbclid=IwAR3kjKehqouuPsTAXgOXnYxmsi-ignJ5koue_vIDQoC72IlpCiqMEoUd7k8

 

George Tattersall made a wonderful interactive map of Ukiyo-e print locations, including the Tokkaido. Check out his link here. Interactive Map

 

Maki Mishima's Kyoka Tokaido Prints with excellent translations and insights of the Kyoka poems is available on Amazon.com Maki Mishima's excellent eBook .

 

Kyoka Tokaido Prints with the Kyoka poems (bad google translate version).

https://www.benricho.org/Unchiku/Ukiyoe_NIshikie/hiroshige53tsugi-Kyoka/

 

Here's a page with some general information and useful links (thanks Hailey!).

https://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/news/history-of-woodblock-printing/

 

Here are links on the color pigments used in prints and how colors fade over time.

https://www.viewingjapaneseprints.net/texts/topics_faq/anilinedyes.html

https://www.viewingjapaneseprints.net/texts/topics_faq/fading_red_colorants.html

https://www.viewingjapaneseprints.net/texts/topics_faq/yoshitaki_fade.html

 

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