Cool Videos: Ukiyo-Hakkei

Ukiyo-e (浮世絵 literally “pictures of the floating world”) is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints (or woodcuts) and paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, featuring motifs of landscapes, tales from history, the theatre, and pleasure quarters. It is the main artistic genre of woodblock printing in Japan. ~from Wikipedia

Hokusai – The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Below is a cool video animation featuring some famous Ukiyo-e prints and their artists:

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