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Japanese Woodblock Print Winter Auction - 5 December 2021

Japanese Woodblock Print  Winter Auction - 5 December 2021
JG Auction is announcing winter timed auction finishing on Sunday 5th December 2021 at 5:00 GMT. On sale will be a wide selection of original Japanese ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) including works by Hiroshige I Utagawa, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, Chikanobu Yoshu, and Hiroshi Yoshida.Registration can be ...
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Access + Ability in the Arts, Design & Technology - Embassy of Japan in the UK

Access + Ability in the Arts, Design & Technology - Embassy of Japan in the UK
With Japan hosting the Paralympic Games this year, the world’s attention has been on disability. The exhibition Access + Ability in the Arts, Design & Technology highlights the people, programmes and products that change the way we think about access for all in the arts and in everyday life ...
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Summer Exhibition - Japanese Woodblock Prints

Summer Exhibition - Japanese Woodblock Prints
This summer Japanese Gallery Kensington had the exciting opportunity to collaborate with a hedge fund investment company based in London and use their corporate exhibition space for a special display of original woodblock prints. The exhibition showcased prints from the 18th century such as those ...
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Japanese Woodblock Print Summer Auction - 21 August 2021

Japanese Woodblock Print  Summer Auction - 21 August 2021
JG Auction is announcing the next live auction to be held on 21st of August 2021 at 2:00 GMT. On sale will be a wide selection of original Japanese ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) including works by Hiroshige I Utagawa, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, Chikanobu Yoshu, and Utamaro Kitagawa.Registration to the ...
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Hokusai Katsushika at Uniqlo, Oxford Street London

Hokusai Katsushika at Uniqlo, Oxford Street London
As part of their UT Graphic T-shirt collection, Japanese wear retailer Uniqlo are celebrating the arrival of their latest range, Hokusai Fujiyama. In conjunction with this and exclusively at Uniqlo Oxford Street store in London, you can now see on display original book volumes from Hokusai ...
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Guide to Standard Woodblock Print Sizes

Guide to Standard Woodblock Print Sizes
Hosho paper (奉書紙) is a washi (和紙) paper made of mulberry tree bark fibres and was commonly used for the production of Japanese woodblock prints. It was strong enough to withstand the pressure of a tool called the baren (馬連) when it was rubbed over the paper, but was soft enough to ...
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Katsukawa School (1760s-1810s)

Katsukawa School (1760s-1810s)
More prints depicting actors of the kabuki theatre were produced in the Edo period (1603-1868) than all other subjects combined. The beginning of the 18th century saw the popularity of kabuki theatre expanding to the society at large. The dramatic growth in number, variety, and quality of actor ...
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Shoki the Demon Hunter

Shoki the Demon Hunter
Charms and amulets have been a popular means of protection against illness for the longest time. In the past, such a misfortune was considered to have supernatural origin, as well as natural causes. Belief in supernatural forces, such as the evil eye or witchcraft, was deeply rooted into the ...
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The Water of Atonement

The Water of Atonement
Images of water are often depicted within the tattoos of multiple cultures, whether as the ocean, seas or in other forms. Within the West these are often featured alongside ships and sea creatures. While other cultures sometimes opt to use the symbology of water in more abstract forms, a common ...
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The Majestic Lady

The Majestic Lady
Depictions of women are a common feature of tattoos around the globe. Traditionally in the West they are often drawn in a burlesque style as well as mermaids being popular among sailors. Within Japan depictions of females takes on a different form. Historically, there are two common female tattoo ...
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