Works with karazuri embossing

Karazuri is a printing technique used to create an embossed effect by applying strong pressure without any color applied to the woodblock. The technique creates a three-dimensional effect and highlights the unique texture of the Japanese paper (washi). It was widely employed by many artists to convey the character of animal fur and bird feathers, plants, snow, and kimono patterns.

Utamaro used karazuri for the feathers of the birds in the collection of kyoka (humorous poems) "Momo chidori (Myriad Birds)" and parts of the kimono and accessories worn by women in his numerous bijinga (pictures of beautiful women). Utamaro also applied karazuri to develop new techniques such as musen-zuri (no-line printing), which is a method of portraying the subject's face without outlines to give a softer impression. Beautiful karazuri is a distinct feature of the works of Utamaro.

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The Courtesan Morokoshi of Echizenya

Kitagawa Utamaro Favorite Beauties of the Day

The Courtesan Morokoshi of Echizenya

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

A set of Momochi dori (Myriad Birds)

Kitagawa Utamaro Momochi dori (Myriad Birds)

A set of Momochi dori (Myriad Birds)

260,000yen (Excluding Tax)

The Hour of the Horse(noon)

Kitagawa Utamaro A Sundial of Maidens

The Hour of the Horse(noon)

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Hour of the Sheep(2pm)

Kitagawa Utamaro A Sundial of Maidens

The Hour of the Sheep(2pm)

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Courtesan Morokoshi of Takigawa

Kitagawa Utamaro Favorite Beauties of the Day

The Courtesan Morokoshi of Takigawa

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

Tomimoto Toyohina

Kitagawa Utamaro Six Famous Beauties

Tomimoto Toyohina

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Courtesan Hanaogi of Ogiya

Kitagawa Utamaro Six Famous Beauties

The Courtesan Hanaogi of Ogiya

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)