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
The Painting 'Fujiwara Yasumasa Plays the Flute by Moonlight' Displayed at the Exhibition for the Promotion of Painting in Autumn 1882
(Meiji jugo mizunoe uma kisho Kaiga Kyoshinkai shuppinga Fujiwara Yasumasa gekka roeki)
Toyohara Kunichika, 1835-1900
Fireworks in an Evening Cool at Ryogoku
(Ryogoku hanabi no noryo)
unknown (educational series), ca. 1886
Animals, no. 8, Tiger
(Dobutsu dai hachi, Tora)
Yoshu Chikanobu, 1838-1912
Seven Garments on a Shrine Visit
(Schichi fuku mode)
Yoshu Chikanobu, 1838-1912
Ceremonial Attire
(Tairei fuku)
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)
Utagawa Yoshitora, active ca. 1836-1887
Elegant Fan Comparison
(Furyu ogi awase)
Yoshu Chikanobu, 1838-1912
Preparatory Drawing with Print of 'Annual Events and Customs of the Eastern Capital: Sixth Month'
(Azuma fuzoku nenju gyoji: Roku-gatsu)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
Ishibe, Miyoshino of the Tsuruya
(Ishibe, Tsuruya nai Miyoshino)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
no. 93, Kamakura Minister of the Right
(Kamakura no Udaijin)
Utagawa Sadahide, 1807-1873
Kan Waterfall, Aso County, Higo Provence
(Higo-shu Aso-gun Kan otaki)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861
Meng Zong
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Inside Akiba Shrine, Ukeji
(Ukeji Akiba no keidai)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo
(Fukagawa Susaki jumantsubo)
Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1847-1915
Snow Scene at Kourne Hikibune-dori
(Koume Hikifune-dori yuki no kei)
Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
Fukui Bridge in Echizen Province
(Echizen Fukui no hashi)
Utagawa Toyohiro, 1773-1828
Beauties Imitating a Daimyo Procession with Mount Fuji

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).

Kubota Beisen

Yoshu Chikanobu

Keisai Eisen

attributed to Keisai Eisen

Hosoda Eishi

Kobayashi Eitaku

Kikugawa Eizan

Utagawa Fusatane

Ogata Gekko

Suzuki Harunobu

Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige III (Ando Tokubei)

Katsushika Hokusai

attributed to Hokusai (or Katsushika Oi)

Shunkosai Hokushu

Kobayashi Kiyochika

Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo)

Toyohara Kunichika

Utagawa Kunikazu

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Aoisaka


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

Utagawa Sadahide

Hasegawa Sadanobu

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

unknown (educational series)

Utagawa School

Kitagawa Utamaro

Utagawa Yoshiiku

Utagawa Yoshikazu

Utagawa Yoshitaki

Utagawa Yoshitomi

Utagawa Yoshitora

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Shibata Zeshin


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