Presented here are woodblock prints categorized as ukiyo-e. Use the prints tab in the toolbar above to navigate to all artists and other genres or visit recent print additions to see all newly added prints.

Adachi Ginko, active ca. 1870-1908
Illustrations of Chignons by Women of Great Japan
(Dai Nihon Fujin sokuhatsu zu kai)
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Fireworks at Ikenohata
(Ikenohata hanabi)
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Mt. Fuji at Dusk from Edo Bridge
(Edobashi yugure Fuji)
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Masts at Mihonoura
(Mihonoura ho)
Yoshu Chikanobu, 1838-1912
A Pair of Hanging Scrolls
Utagawa Hiroshige III (Ando Tokubei), 1842-1894
Picture of the Port at Nigata, Echigo
(Nigata no kuni, Echigo)
Yoshu Chikanobu, 1838-1912
Western Clothing
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Picture of the Naval Battle of Pungdo in Korea
(Chosen Hoto kaisen no zu)
Taguchi Beisaku, 1864-1903
Picture of Our Officer Single-Handedly Scouting Out Enemy Territory Braving the Heavy Snow
(Oyuki o okashite waga shoko tanshin tekichi o teisatsu no zu)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
Illustration of the Navy Landing at Sukuchi Village
(Kaigun Sukuchi-mura joriku no zu)
Toyohara Kunichika, 1835-1900
Fireworks in an Evening Cool at Ryogoku
(Ryogoku hanabi no noryo)
Utagawa Kuniteru II, 1830-1874
The Seaside Garden of the Tsukiji Hotel in the Eastern Capital [Plan of Hotel at Yedo, T'skege]
(Toto Tsukiji Hoterukan kaigan teizen no zu)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
Stories of the Loyalty of Chivalrous Spirits: no. 7, Onodera Koemon Fujiwara Hidetomi
(Seichu gishin den: Onodera Koemon Fujiwara Hidetomi)
Utagawa Yoshitora, active ca. 1836-1887
Elegant Fan Comparison
(Furyu ogi awase)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
no. 48, Egyo Hoshi
(Egyo Hoshi)
Utagawa Kuniyasu, 1794-1832
Preparatory Drawing of a Parody of Suikoden: Taoyagi of the Ogiya
(Shinkigunshi Shubu no mitate, Taoyagi no Ogiya)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
Ishibe, Miyoshino of the Tsuruya
(Ishibe, Tsuruya nai Miyoshino)
Utagawa Sadahide, 1807-1873
Kan Waterfall, Aso County, Higo Provence
(Higo-shu Aso-gun Kan otaki)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861
Meng Zong
Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
Fukui Bridge in Echizen Province
(Echizen Fukui no hashi)

Ukiyo-e is defined in different ways; literally it means pictures ('e') of the floating world ('ukiyo'), a term derived from a Buddhist concept pertaining to the fleeting nature of life. But during the Edo period (1615-1868), ukiyo acquired a more nuanced meaning: the impermanence of our existence became a justification to indulge in the pleasures and entertainments that are available at this fleeting moment (for a price). As such, the 'floating world' encompassed the pleasure quarters, houses of assignation, teahouses, restaurants, leisure boats, and the theater districts; that is to say, the playgrounds of the urban sophisticates. Ukiyo-e, images of these pleasures, were marketed to the residents and visitors in the flourishing capital city of Edo and mercantile center of Osaka. With time, the term ukiyo-e would expand to refer to a genre of art, primarily woodblock prints, produced in the 17th through the 19th centuries depicting a wide array of subjects including kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, bijin (beauties), meisho (famous places), musha (warriors), and kacho (birds and flowers).

Taguchi Beisaku

Kubota Beisen

Yoshu Chikanobu

Keisai Eisen

attributed to Keisai Eisen

Hosoda Eishi

Kobayashi Eitaku

Kikugawa Eizan

Utagawa Fusatane

Ogata Gekko

Ogata Gessan

Adachi Ginko

Yasuda Hanpo

Suzuki Harunobu

Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige III (Ando Tokubei)

Katsushika Hokusai

attributed to Hokusai (or Katsushika Oi)

Shunkosai Hokushu

Kobayashi Kiyochika

Shinohara Kiyooki

Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo)

Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo) Kamahige


Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo) Jealousy


Utagawa Kokunimasa

Toyohara Kunichika

Utagawa Kunikazu

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Aoisaka


Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Mimeguri


Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Hatchobori


Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Aoisaka


Utagawa Hiroshige & Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Hiroshige II & Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada II

Utagawa Kuniteru

Utagawa Kuniteru II

Utagawa Kuniyasu

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

attributed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Kawanabe Kyosai

Nagasaki School

Watanabe Nobukazu

Utagawa Sadahide

Teisai Sencho

Katsukawa Shun'ei

Katsukawa  Shun'ei Act Four

Act Four

Katsukawa Shunsho

Miyagawa Shuntei

Katsukawa Shunzan

Katsushika Taito II

Katsushika Taito II Carp


Kanaki Toshikage

Utagawa Toyohiro

Utagawa Toyokuni II

Utagawa School

Kitagawa Utamaro

Utagawa Yoshiiku

Utagawa Yoshikazu

Utagawa Yoshitaki

Utagawa Yoshitomi

Utagawa Yoshitora

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Shibata Zeshin


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