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 Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Kawasaki, the Rokugo Ferry [2nd Version]
(Kawasaki, Rokugo watashibune)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
Portraits of the Characters in the Suikoden, First Series
(Shuzo Suiko Meimeiden-Shohen)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Hiroshige: The Collected Edo Landscape Prints
(Edo fukei hanga daishusei)
Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
White Rain Below the Mountain [Black Fuji]
(Sanka haku-u)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861
Songs for Spring Worth One Thousand Gold Coins
(Shun ei, atai sen kin)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861
Ebizo V and Kuzo II
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Iwai Shijaku I as the geisha Kohina; Ichikawa Ebizo V in the role of Asahina Tobei; and Sawamura Tossho I as Kakogawa Heisuke
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861
Sawamura Tossho as the geisha Ohatsu; Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kagamiya Onoe(mon?); Ichikawa Ebizo V as Iwafuji no Hatasuke
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Imaginary Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Ebizo V as Sano Genzaemon
(Mitate Ichikawa Hakuen)
Yoshu Chikanobu, 1838-1912
Preparatory Drawing and Print of 'Annual Events and Customs of the Eastern Capital: Twelfth Month'
(Azuma fuzoku nenju gyoji: Junigatsu)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Bando Minosuke II as Ishikawa Goemon and Seki Sanjuro II as Tairyo Hisayoshi
Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849
Firewood Gatherers Returning From Their Work
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Nakamura Utaemon IV as Yadoneya Tarobei; Onoe Eizaburo III as Sakuraya no Oyae; and Ichikawa Kuzo II as Isami Miyoshi no Kidai
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Parody of the Root of Yanone Goro
(Mitate-e nemoto Yanone Goro)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861
Mimasu Gennosuke I as Soga Juro Sukenari with Onoe Kikugoro III as Nekoishi; Onoe Kikugoro III as Futayaku Denkichi and as Jirokichi; and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Soga no Goro jishu with Onoe Kikugoro III as Oshichi
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
Toki Daishiro
(Toki Daishiro)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
Ishibe, Miyoshino of the Tsuruya
(Ishibe, Tsuruya nai Miyoshino)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
no. 48, Egyo Hoshi
(Egyo Hoshi)

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

Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige III (Ando Tokubei)

Katsushika Hokusai

Kobayashi Kiyochika

Shinohara Kiyooki

Utagawa Kokunimasa

Isoda Koryusai

Toyohara Kunichika

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 Kuniyoshi

attributed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Kawanabe Kyosai

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

various ukiyo-e books and ephemera

Utagawa Yoshiiku

Utagawa Yoshikazu

Utagawa Yoshimori

Utagawa Yoshitaki

Utagawa Yoshitora

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Shibata Zeshin


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