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Discover the woodblock by the masters of Edo period printmaking. Our private collection of ukiyo-e and contemporary art, assembled, betsu-betsu(one-by-one), by the trained eye of a collector, is now available for the first time.                                    

Welcome to Edo Gallery's collection page. We wanted to make a page that was visually impressive and fun. For best viewing results, maximize your browser window and view the cover art used to represent popular ukiyo-e/print themes & categories, curated by the team at Edo Gallery. More categories are likely, as well as additional sorting features by the artist! Be sure to check in often as our site is undergoing a development cycle. For any feedback, inquiries, or offers:

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The Koson owl was chosen for our ad in Impressions magazine. This was the Ad designed for the new volume which has an article on Koson. A section of non-woodblock prints which include paintings, watercolors, etchings, lithographs, hanging scrolls, and others medium.

Utamaro cover art for ukiyo-e collection

Japan (1610-1868), the Shogunate overthrows Japan's divine emperor, beginning an almost three hundred year reign(the Edo period) by the Tokugawa Shogunate. This collection features ukiyo-e from the late 1600's(early edo) to the golden age of ukiyo-e, featuring artists such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, and others.

Shin hanga collection cover art; The Taj Mahal night no.6

Contemporary shin hanga artists adhered to the traditional ways of ukiyo-e printmaking, although they were far different from the great ukiyo-e masters in that every part of the printmaking process was conducted by the artists themselves. Kawase Hasui, Hiroshi Yoshida, and Ohara Koson are three of the most prolific shin hanga artists-view their works in our shin hanga collection.

Meiji Period

The last of the Edo Period ukiyo-e masters was Hiroshige, paving way for what is thought to be lesser quality productions often with notable western influence. The Meiji restoration. brought sweeping changes to Japan's political and cultural policy, with the fall of the Shogunate and reinstatement of the divine emperor, many people were calling for reform, resisting western influence, and a government closer to the people. The Meiji period artists of note include Yoshitoshi, Chikanobu, hoi

Landscapes (Fukei)

The great ukiyo-e landscape artists(Hokusai & Hiroshige) during the Japanese Edo period (1680-1869), inspired the west's impressionist painters with stunning new perspectives, vibrant coloring, and scenes depicting everyday mundane life and ordinary people as a subject matter in what is called Japonisme.

Surimono & Secret calendar (e-goyomi)

Surimono or, translated literally into "printed things", were private deluxe productions given as gifts or announcements for Kabuki theatre. E-goyomi considered a precursor to Surimono, were also privately commissioned and often given as gifts for New years, often containing secret calendars.

The cover artwork for Kacho prints(bird and flower)

An snow white egret sits patiently in the night. A woodblock print, perhaps Koson's most famous design


The demon cat from the ghost triptych by Yoshitora

Yoshitoshi falling in mud; samurai collection

Samurai; the warriors and heroes of the Edo period and beyond featured in Japanese prints.

The Actors Nakamura Sukegoro II Nakamura Nakazo in the Kabuki Theatre collection

Shunsho -The Actors Nakamura Sukegoro II Nakamura Nakazo in the Kabuki Theatre collection featuring all things Kabuki at Edo Gallery.


Picture of a bijin holding an umbrella is the cover art for Bijin (beauties). A classic subject matter for Japanese prints.

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