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.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
no. 21, Eager, The Appearance of a Courtesan of the Kaei Period [1848-1854]
(aitaso kaei nenkan oiran no fuzoku)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
no. 12, Heavy, The Appearance of a Fukagawa Waitress in the Tempo Era [1830-1844]
(omotaso tempo nenkan fukagawa karuko no fuzoku)
Kikugawa Eizan, 1787-1867
Matsubaya, Ishikawa
(Matsubaya, Ishikawa)
Kitagawa Shikimaro, fl. ca. 1805-1815
The Courtesan Kaoru of the Sugata-Ebi(ya), kamuro Nioi and Tomeki
(Kaoru Sugata Ebi, kamuro Nioi, Tomeki)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
Ishibe, Miyoshino of the Tsuruya
(Ishibe, Tsuruya nai Miyoshino)
Toyohara Kunichika, 1835-1900
Fireworks in an Evening Cool at Ryogoku
(Ryogoku hanabi no noryo)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Tokaido Road: No. 2, Shinagawa
(Tokaido: Ni, Shinagawa)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
The Story of Otomi and Yosaburo
(Otomi Yosaburo [no] hanashi)
Kawanabe Kyosai, 1831-1889
Crow Fan Print
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
no. 48, Egyo Hoshi
(Egyo Hoshi)
Utagawa Yoshitora, active ca. 1836-1887
Elegant Fan Comparison
(Furyu ogi awase)
Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
Fukui Bridge in Echizen Province
(Echizen Fukui no hashi)
Utagawa Sadahide, 1807-1873
Kan Waterfall, Aso County, Higo Provence
(Higo-shu Aso-gun Kan otaki)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Zhang Fei, Liu Bei, and Guan Yu
(Chohi, Gentoku, Kan'u)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Illustration of Uncommon Guests at the Gankiro
(Gankiro ikyaku no zu)
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)
Adachi Ginko, active ca. 1870-1908
Illustrations of Chignons by Women of Great Japan
(Dai Nihon Fujin sokuhatsu zu kai)
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Picture of the Naval Battle of Pungdo in Korea
(Chosen Hoto kaisen no zu)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
Illustration of the Navy Landing at Sukuchi Village
(Kaigun Sukuchi-mura joriku no zu)

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

Utagawa Fusatane

Ogata Gekko

Ogata Gessan

Adachi Ginko

Yasuda Hanpo

Suzuki Harunobu

Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige III (Ando Tokubei)

Katsushika Hokusai

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 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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