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 (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Ichikawa Ichizo III as Dekiboshi no Sankichi
(Ichikawa Ichizo)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
No. 41, Nojiri, Distant View of the Ina River Bridge
(Yonju ichi, Nojiri, Inakawa-bashi enbo)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
The Story of Otomi and Yosaburo
(Otomi Yosaburo [no] hanashi)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
no. 3, Sukiyagashi in the Eastern Capital
(Toto sukiyagashi)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
no. 15, Noge and Yokohama in Musashi Province
(Musashi noge Yokohama)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
no. 20, The Entrance Gate at Enoshima in Sagami Province
(Sagami enoshima iriguchi)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine
(Ichigaya Hachiman)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Paulownia Plantation at Akasaka
(Akasaka Kiribatake)
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Koume Embankment
Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Kumano Junisha Shrine, Popularly Known as Juniso
( Tsunohazu Kumano Junisha zokusho Juniso)
Utagawa Yoshitsuya, 1822-1866
Fireworks at Ryogoku Bridge
(Ryogoku oohanabi no zu)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
no. 12, Moon Above the Sea at Daimotsu Bay; Benkei
( Daimotsu kaijo no tsuki; Benkei)
Kikugawa Eizan, 1787-1867
Fashionable Ide Yamabuki
(Furyu Ide Yamabuki)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Edo Flowers Traveling as far as the Islands [Enoshima]
(Shima kakete [moude] hana no Edo tabi)
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)
Keisai Eisen, 1790-1848
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)
Toyohara Kunichika, 1835-1900
Association of Women's Hair Stylists
(Fujin sokuhatsu-kai)

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

Hasegawa Chikuyo (Suiken)

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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