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Ukiyoe


Matsuno Chikanobu Sitting beauty

Ukiyo-e refers to paintings drawn mainly on scrolls, folding screens, scrolls, etc., and is a term created to distinguish Ukiyo-e = prints from modern printing.
It is said that the early Ukiyoe paintings originated in early modern genre paintings such as the Kaohsiung view of Kaohsiung and the Hanano Shibu no Hanakuyaku maple screen and the national treasure Hikone screen from the Momoyama period. be called. Among them, Iwasa Matabei is considered to be particularly influential and is called the first Ukiyo-e artist.
Later, in the Edo period, the Kanbun beauties figure prevails in the early Kanbun period. While prints spread in the middle of Edo, Minobu Hishikawa, Yasudo Kaigetsudo, Changchun Miyagawa and most of them draw hand-painted drawings. In particular, Nagaharu Miyagawa and his school were active in writing brushes. In the late Edo period, multi-color printing spreads, but many painters draw hand-painted drawings, and many of them are left by Katsukawa Haruaki, Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Toyoharu, Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, Toribunsai Eiyuki.
Since the Meiji era, Kawanabe Sasai, Ogata Tsukiko, Mizuno Toshikata, etc. are mainly active in handwriting, and Mizuno Toshikata has established his position in Japan, and his disciple Kiyoshi Maki and his disciple Ito Fukamizu are the center of the art. The lineage continues to the present day.


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