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 Kunisada II, 1823-1880
Nagao of the Bishuro House in Shin-Yoshiwara
(Shin yoshiwara bishuro, Nagao)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Edo Flowers Traveling as far as the Islands [Enoshima]
(Shima kakete [moude] hana no Edo tabi)
Utagawa Yoshitsuya, 1822-1866
Fireworks at Ryogoku Bridge
(Ryogoku oohanabi no zu)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
Toyooka of Okamoto House flanked by Sagawa and Okiku of Sanotsuchi House
(Okamotoya uchi Toyooka, Sanotsuchiya uchi Okiku, Sanotsuchiya uchi Sagawa)
Kikugawa Eizan, 1787-1867
Fashionable Ide Yamabuki
(Furyu Ide Yamabuki)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
The Wife's Habit of Wanting to Wear Something as Soon as She Looks at It
(Miru to kitagaru wa nyubo no kuse)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Right: Related Sleeves in Bay-Dye, Left: Mutually Created Genji
(So no yukari sode ga urazome, Ai moyo Genji jitate)
Kikugawa Eizan, 1787-1867
Masanagi of Tamaya
(Tamaya uchi Masanagi)
Toyohara Kunichika, 1835-1900
Association of Women's Hair Stylists
(Fujin sokuhatsu-kai)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Umeyashiki Plum Garden [at Kameido]
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)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861
Songs for Spring Worth One Thousand Gold Coins
(Shun ei, atai sen kin)
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
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

Kikugawa Eizan

Utagawa Fusatane

Ogata Gekko

Ogata Gessan

Adachi Ginko

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 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 Sadafusa

Utagawa Sadahide

Teisai Sencho

Katsukawa Shun'ei

Katsukawa  Shun'ei Act Four

Act Four

Katsukawa Shunsen (Shunko II)

Katsukawa Shunsho

Miyagawa Shuntei

Katsukawa Shunzan

Katsushika Taito II

Katsushika Taito II Carp


Kanaki Toshikage

Utagawa Toyohiro

Utagawa Toyokuni I

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

Utagawa Yoshitsuya


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