Online Woodblock Print Gallery
Maintained by mrivera at lightlink.com
Artist: Hiroshige I
Title: Biography of Yoshitsune Series: #2
Description: From a very rare Hiroshige set of ten full size yoko-e scenes from the life of Yoshitsune. This example shows a moonlight visit by the King of the Tengus, with his army on the right, to arrange lessons in combat for Yoshitsune.
Title: The One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden: #46
Description: From the series which made Kuniyoshi famous. Mochakuten Tosen preparing to strike with his sword. This is part of a triptych depicting the fight between Orin and Rinchu.
Title: Eight Hundred Heroes of Our Country's Suikoden: # 6
Description: I no Hayata Hironao seizing the monster nuye as it falls to the ground amid clouds and lightning. One of the great designs from this series.
Title: Miyajima Shrine in Snow
Description: The famous Miyajima Shrine. This print was commissioned by Pacific Transport Lines, Inc for use in a calendar. Despite a large print run (approximately 10,000), this image is rarely seen.
Title: New Forms of the 36 Ghosts: #32
Description: Minamoto no Yorimitsu about to defend himself against the spectre of the Earth Spider. One of the best plates from the set.
Title: Contemporary Style Genji: #52
Description: Ushiwakamaru (childhood name of Minamoto Yoshitsune) learning swordplay from the tengu.
Title: Contemporary Style Genji: #40
Description: Mongaku Shonin doing penance under the Nachi waterfall for the accidental murder of the woman he loved. Seitaka and Kongara (the attendants of Fudo Myoo) are seen above.
Description: Actors under a waterfall
Description: Persian miniature painting of a man on a horse being attacked by a dragon.
Artist: Shigemasa (attrib.)
Description: The Seven Gods of Good Luck aboard their ship, the Takarabune. A Long-tailed Turtle (a symbol of Longevity) swimming at the prow of the boat.
Description: Daikoku, asleep on a rice bale, dreaming of a Rat dressed as a Buddhist priest chasing a huge cat from the house.
Description: Series depicting the story of the 47 Ronin. Contact me if you have any further info on this series!