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Japanese Woodblock Prints
Hand printed in Japan using old world techniques

The Japanese Woodblock Print is an art form, which highlights flowing, curved outlines, simplistic forms as well as the detailing of flat areas containing color.  This form of art has not only existed for a long time in Asian history, but it has also deeply impacted artists in both Europe and North America throughout the 19th century. 

Woodblock printing was first used in Japan in the 8th century to print religious texts. Buddhists traveling from China brought these texts, as well as the printing method itself, to Japan. 

These first prints were made in a single color using only Sumi ink. The world would have to wait nearly 900 years for the first colored prints to appear. Early color prints were made using a single block and black ink. The colors were hand painted by workers in the print shops. It was only when the popularity of these prints exceeded the production capacity of the workshops that the true woodblock print evolved.  

To meet the rising demand, the printers employed master carvers to make individual blocks for each of the colors in the print. Many of the finer woodblock prints contained 15 or more colors, requiring 15 different expertly carved wooden print blocks. Each of these blocks had to be carved with great precision to ensure that the colored sections met perfectly.

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Item # 1011057
Famous Ferry in the Mist by Harunobu~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $99.95
Price: $69.95
Famous Ferry in the Morning Mist by Harunobu ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut d...
Item # 1011044
Footman Edobee By Sharaku ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $69.95
Price: $49.95
Footman Edobee By Sharaku with crushed mica background ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with cu...

Item # 1011048
Abalone Divers 2 ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $69.95
Price: $49.95
Abalone Divers 2 ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double mats. This print was c...
Item # 26292
Fuinami and Kozasa ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $69.95
Price: $49.95
Fuinami and Kozasa By Sharaku ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double mats. Thi...

Item # 26293
Coquette by Utamaro ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $69.95
Price: $49.95
Coquette by Utamaro ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double mats. This print wa...
Item # 26298
Grandmothers Pictorial 2 ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $69.95
Price: $49.95
Grandmothers Pictorials 2 By Hokusai ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double ma...

Item # 26296
Beauties of the Gay Quarter ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $54.95
Price: $39.95
Beauties of the Gay Quarter By Harunobu ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double...
Item # 26302
Ancient Poems 2 ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $54.95
Price: $39.95
Ancient Poems Part 2 By Harunobu ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double mats. ...

Item # 26305
Harunobu New Year ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $54.95
Price: $39.95
New Year By Harunobu ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double mats. This print w...
Item # 26306
Evening View of Snow ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $54.95
Price: $39.95
Evening View of Snow on Lacquered Tub By Harunobu ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom ...

Item # 26307
Belle of the Tea House ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $54.95
Price: $39.95
The Belle of the Tea House By Harunobu ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double ...
Item # 26309
Ancient Poems 3 ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $54.95
Price: $39.95
Ancient Poems Part 3 By Harunobu ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double mats. ...

Item # 1011003
Woodblock Print - Kabuki Actor by Sharaku
Retail: $49.95
Price: $34.95
This great Sharaku classic is printed with fine detail and excellent color with crushed mica background. Lovely old reprint a...
Item # 1011005
Woodblock Print - Kabuki Actor by Sharaku
Retail: $49.95
Price: $34.95
This great Sharaku classic is printed with fine detail and excellent color with crushed mica background. Lovely old reprint a...

Item # 1011008
Woodblock Print - Kabuki Actor by Sharaku
Retail: $49.95
Price: $34.95
This great Sharaku classic is printed with fine detail and excellent color with crushed mica background. Lovely old reprint a...
Item # 1011011
Woodblock Print - Kabuki Actors by Sharaku
Retail: $49.95
Price: $34.95
This great Sharaku classic is printed with fine detail and excellent color with crushed mica background. Lovely old reprint a...

Item # 1011013
Woodblock Print - Kabuki Actors by Sharaku
Retail: $49.95
Price: $34.95
This great Sharaku classic is printed with fine detail and excellent color with crushed mica background. Lovely old reprint a...
Item # 1011033
A Walk in the Snow By Kiyonaga ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $49.95
Price: $34.95
A Walk at Night in the Snow By Kiyonaga ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double...

Item # 1011034
Moon and Flowers By Kiyonaga ~ Framed Vintage Woodblock Print
Retail: $49.95
Price: $34.95
Moon and Flowers By Kiyonaga ~ Custom Framed reproduction woodblock print. Solid wood frame with custom cut double mats. This...

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