Tag Archives: ukiyo-e

Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-e project and modern prints

We’ve covered modern takes on and uses of ukiyo-e prints from early modern Japan a handful of times for our Fun Link Fridays here at Shinpai Deshou. The latest way in which ukiyo-e can be seen persisting in the cultural imaginary is … Continue reading

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Resource: Ukiyo-e.org

Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints, hold an esteemed place as one of the most well-known and prolific Japanese arts, having exploded in popularity in the early modern period (1603-1868) and become a great source of inspiration to many artists overseas. The … Continue reading

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Funding: Grants for Ukiyo-e Research at Ota Memorial Museum of Art

As one of the preeminent museums specializing in ukiyo-e, the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, in Shibuya, Tokyo, has been offering grants for budding ukiyo-e researchers for many years. Eligibility: Anyone who is interested in ukiyo-e can apply for this … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Download ukiyo-e collections

For the art lovers out there, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has recently made it possible to download their entire collection of ukiyo-e woodblock prints! This is something they’ve taken great pains to make possible for all of their … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-e animated gifs

Just last month we posted on an artist’s rendering of 8-bit Japan nostalgic in GIFs, and lo and behold, this month we stumble across Edo-period early modern nostalgia in GIFs that bring ukiyo-e to life! The artist, who goes by … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Kuniyoshi Project’s cat prints

The Kuniyoshi Project is a website dedicated to the prints of early modern ukiyo-artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳). Although the website maintains a simple design, there must be hundreds of fantastic prints available to view, along with descriptions of their content … Continue reading

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Funding: Ukiyo-e Research Grant

Ota Memorial Museum of Art opens competition for one or two grant(s) up to 1 million yen for research on ukiyo-e. Deadline: October 31, 2014. http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20josei-E.html <Purpose and Objects of Grant> Ukiyo-e developed independently of the existing Japanese art styles during the … Continue reading

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Exhibit: Woodblock Prints by Tsukioka Kôgyo

There will be an exhibition of 55 woodblock prints of the Noh theater by Tsukioka Kôgyo (1869-1927), lent to the museum by Richard and Mae Smethurst, at the Villa Terrace Museum in Milwaukee, July 18-October 5, 2014. Check the attached link … Continue reading

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Funding: Ukiyo-e Research Grant

Doing research on ukiyo-e? Art historians may want to check out the PDF announcement below from the Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum, located in Tokyo, which is offering a research grant! The deadline is October 31, 2013. Ukiyoe Research Grant The … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: “The Wonderful Worlds of 100 Waka”

For some interesting insights into the politics of translating poetry, check out Stuart Varnam-Atkin’s special to The Japan Times, “The Wonderful Worlds of 100 Waka.” In this article, Varnam-Atkin discusses the history of waka and the Ogura Hyakunin Issin, a poetry collection used in a parlor game played at … Continue reading

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