ICN gallery opened the "What is Ukiyo-e?" exhibition last week showing work from Japanese masters such as Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, Sharaku, Utamaro. You might be wondering what Ukiyo-e is, well Ukiyo-e literally means "pictures of the floating world" and is usually a woodblock print or painting depicting everyday life and other popular subjects from the Edo period in Japan.
This exhibition is put on in association with the The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints and the Adachi Foundation for the Preservation of Woodcut Printing. It features some brilliantly done woodblock prints some of which i have shown below, but personally i was more blown away by the few paper mache pieces. To full appreciate them you need to go see the show as the photos do not do them justice.
The show runs from 5â 28 April 2012 in the main ICN gallery space.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 3:33pmThe sofubi power couple from Japan have just dropped a bunch of new colorways of their super cute designs. Highlights include lime-colored Suprise figures, a baby blue Formal, and a GID Wool with an orange scarf.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 5:28pmTaste the rainbow with this super limited collection of Fortune Uamous! Blue Bolt, Italian Green, Bright Green, Bright Orange, Bright Yellow and Candy Apple Red Fortune Uamou are now up in the Studio Uamou
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 4:03pmThe Bunkamura Museum in Japan is holding an exhibit featuring two classic Japanese artists. Kunisada and Kuniyoshi were both members of the Utagawa School, focusing on Ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking in the mid to late 1800s.