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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.

unknown, 18th century
Dancer with Horse Puppet
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Hunter with Eagle Diptych
(Teppou uchi ryoushi)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Hauling Canal Boats, Yotsugi Road
(Yotsugi-dori, yosui hikifune)
Toyohara Kunichika, 1835-1900
Sawamura Tossho II as Samanosuke
Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
Fujiwara no Yoshitaka
(Fujiwara no Yoshitaka)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
The Amused Type, Sumida River
(Omoshiroso, Sumidagawa)
Yoshu Chikanobu, 1838-1912
Preparatory Drawing of 'Annual Events and Customs of the Eastern Capital: Twelfth Month'
(Azuma fuzoku nenju gyoji: Junigatsu)
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Clear Weather after Rain at Zenkoji
(Kawaguchi Zenkoji amebare)
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Umewaka Shrine
(Umewaka jinja)
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Using an Electric Searchlight in the Attack on Pyeongyang
(Heijo kogeki denki shiyo no zu)
Utagawa Sadahide, 1807-1873
Home of a Foreign [American] Merchant in Yokahama
(Yokohama ijin shokan no zu)
Toyohara Kunichika, 1835-1900
The Record of the Great Pacification of the Keian Period: Ichikawa Sadanji I as Marubashi Chuya
(Keian Taiheiki: Marubashi Chuya Ichikawa Sadanji)
Toyohara Kunichika, 1835-1900
Actor Ichikawa Sadanji I as Wada no Shimobe Busuke
(Ichikawa Sadanji, Wada no Shimobe Busuke)
Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
Kiyohara no Fukyabu
(Kiyohara no Fukyabu)
Utagawa Sadahide, 1807-1873
Famous Places, The Six Jewel Rivers: Chofu River in Musashi Province
(Meisho awase Mu Tamagawa: Musashi no kuni Chofu)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Sekidera Komachi
(Sekidera Komachi)
Utagawa Yoshiiku, 1833-1904
English Persons
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
Observant, A Kyoto Waitress in the Meiji Era
(okigatsukiso meiji nenkan saikyo nakai no fuzoku)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Spring at Mount Arashi
(Haru Arashiyama)
Utagawa Hiroshige III (Ando Tokubei), 1842-1894
Progression During the Imperial Inspection at Ou, Matsushima
(Ou gojunko matsushima tenran no zu)
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Rain and Moonlight at Gohommatsu
(Gohonmatsu ugetsu)

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).

attributed to Kono Bairei

Kubota Beisen

Yoshu Chikanobu

attributed to Keisai Eisen

Keisai Eisen

Hosoda Eishi

Kobayashi Eitaku

Kikugawa Eizan

Utagawa Fusatane

Ogata Gekko

Suzuki Harunobu

Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige II (Rissho)

Utagawa Hiroshige III (Ando Tokubei)

Katsushika Hokusai

attributed to Hokusai (or Katsushika Oi)

Shunkosai Hokushu

Kobayashi Kiyochika

Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo)

Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo) Kamahige

$ 275

Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo) Jealousy

$ 275

Toyohara Kunichika

Utagawa Kunikazu

Utagawa Hiroshige & Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Third Month

Third Month
$ 1,400

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Sixth Month

Sixth Month
$ 1,650

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Aoisaka

$ 950

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Mimeguri

$ 900

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Hanakawado

$ 800

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Hatchobori

$ 1,100

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Present Times

Present Times
$ 1,400

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Aoisaka

$ 950

Utagawa Kunisada II

Utagawa Kuniteru

attributed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Kawanabe Kyosai

Nagasaki School

Utagawa Sadahide

Teisai Sencho

Katsukawa Shun'ei

Katsukawa  Shun'ei Act Four

Act Four
$ 2,800

Katsukawa Shunko II

Katsukawa Shunsho

Miyagawa Shuntei

Kanaki Toshikage

Utagawa Toyokuni II


Utagawa School

Kitagawa Utamaro

Utagawa Yoshiiku

Utagawa Yoshikazu

Utagawa Yoshitaki

Utagawa Yoshitomi

Utagawa Yoshitora

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi undated

$ 450

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi undated

$ 450

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi undated

$ 400

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Zhang Fei

Zhang Fei
$ 1,900

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Mariko

$ 650

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Shinagawa

$ 650

Shibata Zeshin


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site last updated
November 18, 2019

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