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Welcome to Edo Gallery's collection page. We wanted to make a page that was visually impressive and fun. The images represent the cover images selected for each of our categories. As time goes on, further categories are likely as well as additional sorting features by period and artist! Be sure to check in often as our site is undergoing further development. 

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owl'smoonKoson

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.

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Edo Period Japan (1610-1868), the Japanese are ruled by the Shogunate who displaced Japan's divine and took military control over Japan for almost 300 years the first ukiyo-e artists in the late 17th century. This collection features ukiyo-e from the golden age of ukiyo-e, such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, and others.

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.

Shinhanga collection cover

Contemporary shin hanga artists adhered to the gradational 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. Hasui and Yoshida are among the two great shin hanga artists, view their works in our 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 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

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The demon cat from the ghost triptych by Yoshitora

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Picture of a bijin holding an umbrella is the cover art for Bijin (beauties) category of japanese prints

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Samurai, the warriors and heroes of ukiyo-e and Japanese print collection

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 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.