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Mount Fuji is a sacred mountain for the Japanese and a kind of landmark for Japan. The cone-shaped mountain has been a favorite subject for Japanese artists since the early 19th century. Osamu Sugiyama, one of my favorite contemporary Japanese printmakers has published the first designs of a series of 10 views of Mount Fuji.
10 Views of Mount Fuji by Osamu Sugiyama
This page provides some information how to find dealers of Japanese prints, how they are organized and some comments on artelino's directory of worldwide ukiyo-e dealers.
Directory of dealers of Japanese prints
The art of Japanese painting is full of mesmerizing Asian charm when you look at it from a purely decorative view. But it is also a subject that can be a bit confusing for novices when you want to learn more about it. Different painting schools and styles, a variety of different media, the deep roots in Zen Buddhism and the use of specific terms from the Japanese language make this art form not always easily accessible for Westerners.
After a period of nearly hundred years of civil wars, called the Warring States (Sengoku) period, Oda Nobunaga prepared the ground for the unification of Japan under one rule. He achieved his goals with utmost ruthlessness and streams of blood. He was assassinated by one of his generals before he could finish the job.
Oda Nobunaga - Shogun of Japan
Fumio Fujita is a major artist of Japanese post-war woodblock printmaking. During more recent years his reputation has suffered in my view by stereotype, repetitive images of white-bark trees. This may have built a wrong image of the artist. In reality his works are quite diverse and full of creativity.
Fumio Fujita - Biography
Hagiwara Hideo is one of the most successful and internationally best established Japanese print artists of the second half of the twentieth century. With his constant search for new themes, his main emphasis on abstraction and his experiments with a mix of different printing techniques, he is typical for the artist generation after world war II.
Biography of Hagiwara Hideo
Fumio Kitaoka impressively employs versatility and perfection in each technique and stylistic adjustment used in his work. He also skillfully commands the technique of traditional Japanese color woodcuts as well as the western black and white woodcut, realistic presentation, and abstraction.
December 2006: Paul Binnie announced a new bijin print - Furo Agari - "After the Bath".
Paul Binnie - Furo Agari
The "Tales of the Heike" (Heike Monogatari) is a collection of episodic stories related to the rise and downfall of the Taira clan in twelfth century Kyoto.
Tale of the Heike
Fumio Kitaoka (1918-2007) is one of the most versatile Japanese artists of the twentieth century. He covers a wide span of different styles from realistic to abstract, from black and white to strong colors. And he used different techniques - traditional Japanese woodcut and European wood engraving.
Fumio Kitaoka - Short Biography