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.

Utagawa Sadahide, 1807-1873
Kan Waterfall, Aso County, Higo Provence
(Higo-shu Aso-gun Kan otaki)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
Ishibe, Miyoshino of the Tsuruya
(Ishibe, Tsuruya nai Miyoshino)
Suzuki Harunobu, ca. 1724-70
Silencing a Rooster with Sake
(Tori ni sake o nomasu danjo)
Suzuki Harunobu, ca. 1724-70
Parody of the Yugao Chapter of the Tale of Genji
(Mitate Yugao)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
no. 32, Ki no Tomonori, no. 33, Fujiwara no Okikaze, and no. 34, Ki no Tsurayuki
(Ki no Tomonori, Fujiwara no Okikaze, Ki no Tsurayuki)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
Night Rain at Ryogoku Bridge
(Ryogoku-bashi yau)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Two Beauties with a Maid Carrying Lantern and Shamisen
Kitagawa Utamaro, 1753-1806
Wakaume of the Tamaya in Edo-machi itchome, kamuro Mumeno and Iroka
(Edo-machi itchome, Tamaya uchi Wakaume Mumeno Iroka)
Kikugawa Eizan, 1787-1867
The Courtesan Chozan of the Chojiya in Edo-machi Nichome
(Chozan, Edomachi nichome, Chojiya)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
no. 93, Kamakura Minister of the Right
(Kamakura no Udaijin)
Kitagawa Utamaro, 1753-1806
Eight Pledges at Lovers' Meetings: Maternal Love Between Sankatsu and Hanshichi
(Omi hakkei: Sankatsu hanshichi no bosetsu)
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
Sixth Month, Tenno Festival
(Rokugatsu, Tenno matsuri)
Kikugawa Eizan, 1787-1867
Midorigi of Wakamatsuya
(Wakamatsuya uchi Midorigi)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Inside Akiba Shrine, Ukeji
(Ukeji Akiba no keidai)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
New Year's Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Oji
(Oji Shozoku enoki Omisoka no kitsunebi)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo
(Fukagawa Susaki jumantsubo)
Utagawa Kunimasa, 1773-1810
Ichikawa Yaozo III as a Bandit, Actually Mita no Jiro Tomotsuna
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861
Suo Chao, The Impatient Vanguard
(Kyusenpo Sakucho)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861
Guan Sheng, The Great Halberd
(Daito Kansho)

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

attributed to Keisai Eisen

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)

Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo) Kamahige


Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo) Jealousy


Toyohara Kunichika

Utagawa Kunikazu

Utagawa Kunimasa

Utagawa Hiroshige & Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Hiroshige II & Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Third Month

Third Month

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Aoisaka


Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Mimeguri


Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Hatchobori


Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Aoisaka


Utagawa Kunisada II

Utagawa Kuniteru

attributed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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

Katsushika Taito II

Katsushika Taito II Carp


Kanaki Toshikage

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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