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Tag: Utagawa Hiroshige

  • Auction Preview

    Rare Honkozane Daimyo Do-Maru Gusoku Armor Featured in Upcoming Christie’s Auction

    The Japanese armors do-maru trace back their roots to the Heian period. These armors were made lighter during the Edo era for soldiers. Feudal overlords known as daimyo also used them for ceremonies. These protective gears consisted of multiple pieces that covered the daimyo from head to toe. The upcoming Christie’s auction…

    A Blue-Laced Honkozane Daimyo Domaru Gusoku (Armor).
  • Auction Result

    The Complete Results of 2021’s Fall Asia Week Auctions

    Collectors eagerly raised their paddles during this year’s Fall Asia Week. The largest auction houses together offered nearly two dozen events. The sales celebrated antique, modern, and contemporary items from across the continent. This auction series follows the success of Asia Week New York’s spring edition, which marked its 12th…

  • Auction Industry

    Ukiyo-e: History, Evolution, Process, & Stylistic Characteristics

    Ukiyo-e, meaning ‘pictures of the floating world,’ is a well-known Japanese painting and woodblock print style. The Buddhist term ‘ukiyo’ originally described the sadness and transience of human life. Later, the phrase came to describe the fashion, lifestyle, and urban culture of Japan. The unique aesthetic and process of ukiyo-e…

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    Works of Ukiyo-e Master Utagawa Hiroshige Come to Auction

    Utagawa Hiroshige was a prominent ukiyo-e master known for his woodblock prints. The artist was born in Edo and took up painting at the age of 14. In 1811, Utagawa Hiroshige started learning painting under artist Utagawa Toyohiro. His early works mainly featured typical ukiyo-e subjects like kabuki actors. After…

    Utagawa Hiroshige
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    Japanese and Korean Art

    Before Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave print became an international sensation, it was just one part of a series exploring the capacity of Japanese landscape art. Hokusai was an ukiyo-e woodblock print artist active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During his long career, Hokusai constantly experimented with…