Behind the scenes of ukiyo-e prints

Art Sep 8, 2015

Behind the scenes of ukiyo-e prints

by Yoko Haruhara

Everyday life in Edo (present-day Tokyo) was befitting of a capital city — an era of beautiful women, graceful kabuki actors, bustling streets and breathtaking sights. The peace and stability imposed by the Edo Period (1603-1868) Tokugawa Shogunate allowed the city to flourish and ...

Artist strives to revive ukiyo-e glory

National Jun 5, 2014

Artist strives to revive ukiyo-e glory

by Tamaki Tachibana

Inuki Tachihara, a 62-year-old self-taught woodblock artist, has devoted half his life to reviving the lost beauty of ukiyo-e masterpieces from the Edo Period (1603-1867) by printing them exactly as they would have been made then, with their original colors. Surviving prints have mostly ...