Hanga Woodblockprints

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Hanga, Woodblockprints 版画 

Daruma eating Buckwheat Noddles at Moriyama
and more woodblock prints about food in Edo

Collection of the Daruma Museum


There are quite a few woodblock prints with Daruma:

..... Daruma market in Odawara by Sekino Jun-ichiroo 関野潤一郎

Helen Hyde and The Daruma Branch
..... More about Helen Hyde and Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yagumo)

..... Jim Breen and an Ukiyo-e Gallery.....

..... Japanese Prints and the World of Go / William Pinckard

..... New Year Prints, one with Daruma

Daruma by Ota Nampo
Japanese Prints Gallery, Anders Rikardson

Tanuki and his big scrotum

Shimizu Seifu (Seifuu) 清水清風
1851 - 1913

Visit my Photo Gallery with Daruma Woodblock Prints
達磨 だるまの版画ギャラリー はこちら。
..... Photo Gallery with more LINKS to the articles.


Alphabetical Index of the Daruma Museum


1 comment:

Gabi Greve said...

The Beauty of the Moment: Women in Japanese Woodblock Prints
Katharina Epprecht

During the heyday of the Japanese coloured woodblock print around 1800, an ordinary print filled the same purpose as modern commercial graphic art. Mainly because of European art lovers' growing enthusiasm for these subtle, refined compositions, some artists and their work soon gained worldwide recognition and fame. Capturing the fugitive moment is a key element of Japanese woodblock prints, for which Japanese language has the term 'ukiyoe', 'images of the fluid, transient world'. 'Bijin-ga', 'images of beautiful women' is a specific kind of such prints, paying tribute to women by capturing a moment of irretrievable magic.

The graceful look of a self-assured beauty of a very private situation's intimacy have stimulated many artists to create their greatest works. 'The Beauty of the Moment' presents around 100 'Bijin-ga' by the best known masters of Japanese woodblock printing. Included are particularly exquisite pieces using 'kirazuri', a technique using powdered brass or mica dust highly polished on a light film of glue to imitate gold dust on the surface of the print. This book accompanies an exhibition Die Schonheit des Augenblicks (The Beauty of the Moment) at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich.
Text in English and German.