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Check your newsletters this holiday season for exclusive discount offers for subscribers only! We are excited to share our latest woodblock print offerings with "new" works dating from the early beginnings of ukiyo-e and the woodblock printing tradition (17th century), to the more modern "red hot" Taisho period. Stuck on what to give your loved ones this year? Give the gift of art, give something special, meaningful, eternal; a timeless piece of history you can pass from one generation to another. We here at Edo Gallery wish you a safe and prosperous holiday. Stay tuned, collectors, as we continue to grow our modest offering of Japanese art. Collect with the confidence of a connoisseur this holiday season with our lifetime authenticity guarantee.
Recent Japanese Woodblock Acquisitions for Winter 23'
Happy New Year of the Rabbit!
An e-goyomi Japanese woodblock print of a Rabbit containing a "secret" calendar for the year 1783, by Shiba Kokan. The rabbit jumps 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 Japanese woodblock prints and Asian art. Collect with the confidence of a seasoned professional and let us take the guesswork out of the art market. We promise that you will not only walk away with a great woodblock print, but you will also get a crash course on the intricacies and nuance connoisseur collectors use to weigh the value and desirability of a print. You might ask yourself, does condition matter? Well, it could mean the difference between your average run-of-the-mill piece and a truly 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. Changes in trends and tastes change like the seasons. It is our goal to lessen the guesswork for our collectors. Each of our prints is carefully described giving you an idea of the merits of each print, hopefully, to help you decide which Japanese woodblock print makes the most sense for your collection and money.
Our Purpose & History
Edo Gallery offers a modest collection of authentic Japanese woodblock prints for the enthusiast collector. Focused on the continuation and preservation of the rich cultural history, traditions, and excellence of craft inherent in the Japanese woodblock printing tradition started by early ukiyo-e artists.
Ukiyo-e is an early printing technique pioneered and mastered by craftsmen during the Japanese Edo period(1604-1869). The term ukiyo-e comes from a Japanese Edo period pun that translates literally as, "images of the floating world"). The technique proved useful as a way to reproduce an image and quickly arose as an art form accessible to the masses, depicting the fantasy, debauchery, and mundane of day-to-day life lived in the pleasure districts of Japanese metropoli.
Celebrating our forty-ninth year of staying afloat in the floating world, We specialize in ukiyo-e, the Japanese art form of woodblock printing, mastered by artists during the Edo period. We are dedicated to delivering only the highest quality, competitively priced Japanese prints to our discerning collectors.
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 a nose for obscure facts that color every print's rich history.
Contact the gallery if you wish to purchase or inquire about our collection of Japanese prints. Remember, no question is a dumb question, so just ask! We offer free appraisals and cash payments for collectors wishing to part with their Japanese woodblock prints. Consignment options are available as well!