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Japanese Woodblock Print or Ukiyo-e, is a traditional Japanese art form that dates back over 300 years. Hiroshige, Hokusai & Utamaro are the most well known artists. It is regarded as one of Japan most prestigious art for its beauty & craftsmanship.

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  1. Kinryuzan Temple at Asakusa Japanese Woodblock Print Ukiyo-e by Hiroshige A4 Photo Print on a Mount
    £ 12.00
      • Japanese Woodblock Print - Kinryuzan Temple at Asakusa
      • Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
      • From the series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo"
      • Print dimensions: A4 / 21.0 x 29.7cm / 8.27 x 11.69 inches
      • Mount dimensions: 40.64 x 30.48 cm / 16 x 12 inches - Standard mount ready to be framed
      • Mount specifications: Cream textured with a white display back in a clear re-sealable bag

      This well-known design depicts a snow scene in the precinct of Sensoji, a popular temple commonly known as Kinryuzan, after the hill on which it was situated at AsaKusa, north of the city. Founded in 628, it houseda Kannon whose benevolence appealed to many followers. The view in this print is from the gate called Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), the outer gate in extreme close-up, showing only the pillars and gigantic lantern right over the viewer's head -  one of Hiroshige's favourite compositional schemes.

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  2. Fireworks at Ryogoku
    £ 150.00
      • Japanese Woodblock Print - Fireworks at Ryogoku
      • Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
      • From the series "One Hundred Views of Famous Places of Edo"
      • Dimensions: 33.8 × 22.3 cm
      • Original woodblock print
      • Handcrafted & Made in Japan

      Two-thirds of the space in this design is occupied by the night sky, where a large round fireworlk and the long curving line of another firework make a symphony of light. Below are a crowed of spectators on Ryogoku bridge and numerous boathouses. This is a masterly depiction of a night when the citizens of Edo(Tokyo) bid farewell to the departing summer.

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