Happy New Year of the Rabbit!
E-goyomi (calendar for 1783), by Shiba Kokan. A rabbit jumping over a tuffet.
A lacquered sword scabbard is placed over the "tuffet" and the reflected image is corrected. The months are the black spots on the rabbit's fur.
A dragon's ascent through the storm to Mt. Fuji. Double e-hon book plates by the artist, Katsushika Hokusai, in 100 views of Mt. Fuji.
Discover the art of Japan, the Edo period, and the lasting influence imparted by the artisans employed by the master's of Ukiyo-e print making.
An Edo Gallery Blog
A brief visit to the birth of early ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), the start of the Edo period in Japan, and the circumstances that created an environment ripe for creativity among the artisans and merchants, and the appetite of the Japanese pleasure districts for art, theatre, and entertainment.
What are we about...
A Japanese art gallery with expertise specializing in authentic woodblock print. Collect with the confidence and seasoned eye of an expert in the field. Learn to pick up on the subtle differences that collectors use to judge value and desirability. Does the condition make the difference between your average run-of-the-mill design and an exceptional print? This knowledge does not come overnight; it's learned from making many expensive mistakes. Of course, each collector has his or her own tastes and trends in what's popular change all the time. It is our goal to lessen the guesswork for collectors. Each of our prints is carefully described giving you an idea of the merits of each print, hopefully, to help you decide which print makes the most sense for your money.
About the gallery
Edo Gallery is a small family-owned and operated small business focused on continuing a long, rich tradition of Japanese woodblock print dealers. We have dedicated ourselves to delivering the highest quality, reasonably priced Japanese prints to the discerning collector. We are members of the Japanese print dealers association, & JASA (Japanese Art Society of America).
What makes Edo Gallery unique?
Our leading expert, Geoffrey Oliver, has devoted his life to collecting and researching Japanese prints. As a collector, first and foremost, each print we offer has been carefully selected with an experienced eye for nuance and nose for obscure facts which color every print's rich history.
It is essential to keep in mind that many of these works of art have survived for hundreds of years; through various owners & collections, surviving both environmental and man-made catastrophes, as well as natural deterioration from exposure to the sun, climate, and, bookworms.
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-Edo Gallery, 2022.