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Utagawa Hiroshige(1797ー1858)「View of the Naruto Whirlpools at Awa」

Ando or Utagawa Hiroshige - View of the Naruto whirlpools at Awa, from the series 'Rokuju-yoshu Meisho zue' (Famous Places of the 60 and Other Provinces) - Fine Art Reproduction, individual art card

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This Cole & Son Wave Wallpaper has a Hokusai vibe, but would look perfect in even the preppiest of homes.

Cutting through waves of a sea that had historically walled Japan in and the world out, Yoshida Shoin, a young Samurai teacher, rides in 1854 to a meeting with Commodore Matthew C. Perry, the commander of Yankee warships that have shattered the nation’s seclusion.  ”Take me to America,” Yoshida asks, convinced that Japan needs to study Western technology to survive. Painting by Kinuko Y. Craft, from National Geographic magazine, June 1984.

retrospectia: “ Cutting through waves of a sea that had historically walled Japan in and the world out, Yoshida Shoin, a young Samurai teacher, rides in 1854 to a meeting with Commodore Matthew C. Perry, the commander of Yankee warships that have.

Katsushika Hokusai - The Waterfall of Amida behind the Kiso Road, 1827

Japanese Woodblock prints including Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road by Katsushika Hokusai.

Ukiyo-e woodblock print of the Naruto Whirlpool of Awa Province, Japan. Circa 1853 by artist Utagawa Hiroshige

Ukiyo-e woodblock print of the Naruto Whirlpool of Awa Province, Japan. Circa 1853 by artist Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重

Utagawa Hiroshige, View of the Naruto Whirlpools at Awa, from the Series Rokuju-Yoshu Meisho Zue, 1853

View of the Naruto Whirlpools at Awa, from the Series Rokuju-Yoshu Meisho Zue

1855 - Hiroshige (Ukiyo-e). Whirlpool, Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese: 歌川 広重), also Andō Hiroshige (Japanese: 安藤 広重; 1797 – 12 October was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition.

Cranes Flying over Waves by Hiroshige

Utagawa HIROSHIGE A vertical diptych showing a multitude of cranes flying up from a cresting wave to a large red sun. In fact this diptych was used by an Edo publisher as end sheets to albums – usually sets of Hiroshige landscapes.

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