Japanese Woodblock Prints (DIY Project Download)

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Woodblock prints were initially used as early as the eighth century in Japan to disseminate texts, especially Buddhist scriptures. Until the eighteenth century, however, woodblock printing remained primarily a convenient method of reproducing written texts. Enjoy the Japanese art collection at Ronin Gallery, including prints from several Japanese artists. The Japanese technique of woodblock printmaking is very different to the Western technique. The woodblock prints were created in teamwork of publisher, artist, cutter and printer.

japanese woodblock prints signatures 2This lesson explores the history and evolution of the Japanese woodblock print. Students will study the Ukiyo-e from its early beginnings to its height in the late 1800s. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of this diplomatic gift, the Norton Simon Museum presents Lessons of the Cherry Blossom: Japanese Woodblock Prints. The UCSF Library’s collection of Japanese woodblock prints illustrates a wide variety of health-related topics. The prints provide a window into traditional Japanese attitudes toward illness, the human body, women, religion, and the West.

Japanese Prints Shogun Gallery – We specialize in museum-quality Japanese woodblock prints and Mogul and Persian miniature paintings Shogun Gallery specializes in museum-quality Japanese woodblock prints.

Artsedge: Japanese Woodblock Prints

Japanese Prints Shogun Gallery