Ukiyo-e

Woodblock Prints

Woodblock Prints Illustrate the History and Sensuality of Japanese Baths

An exhibition of ukiyo-e woodblock prints depicts the evolution of Japanese bathing culture, even the dirty parts.
Andrew Salomone
7.18.17
Illustration

Mundane Urban Moments Get Translated into Japanese Woodblock Illustrations

Zenjidou Yamada's illustrations capture everyday situations in classic Japanese woodblock print style.
Beckett Mufson
7.7.17
japanese art

Now You Can Download 2,500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’s expansive digitization efforts makes more art available to a larger public.
Diana Shi
6.19.17
prints

Japanese Demons Ball Out in Retro–Futuristic Illustrations

'Edo Ball' puts the contemporary spin of basketball on the Japanese art style of ukiyo-e.
Andrew Nunes
5.3.17
japan

Japanese Cherry Blossom Prints Bring the Bloom to New York

Ronin Gallery hosts a serene exhibition dedicated to the fleeting flowers—a Zen symbol of the ephemerality of existence.
Azura Wannmann
4.17.17
surf culture

These Incredible Wave Paintings Are Sublimely Lit

These stunning wave paintings look so real you could probably surf on them.
Andrew Nunes
4.10.17
Art

Mechanical Wooden Frames Make Famous Japanese Paintings Turn Up

These portraits by Toshusai Sharaku can't stop dancing.
Beckett Mufson
8.28.16
Film

Earthquake Paintings Shake Up Western Appropriations of Japanese Art

Massive ukiyo-e paintings challenge Japonism, the Western appropriation and fetishism of Japanese art.
Andrew Nunes
6.22.16