"Rainy Day" in Ukiyo-e

"Rain" is often depicted in ukiyo-e not only for the landscapes but also for the background of ukiyo-e portraying beautiful women and adding lyrical and seasonal atmosphere to works. In Japanese, there are many words describing different types of rain such as kosame (light rains), kirisame (drizzle), shu-u or haku-u (sudden shower) and many more, and those words are often used in Japanese or Chinese poems, too.

Many rainy scenes are depicted in ukiyo-e by various ukiyo-e artists with their own unique expressions. Here, please discover many expressions of "Rain" by ukiyo-e artists.

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Bridge Ohashi and Atake in Sudden Shower

Utagawa Hiroshige One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo

Bridge Ohashi and Atake in Sudden Shower

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Niwaka Amenbo (Sudden Rain of the Water Gliders)

Utagawa Kuniyoshi Goldfish

Niwaka Amenbo (Sudden Rain of the Water Gliders)

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White Rain at Shono

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

White Rain at Shono

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Rain at Nakatsu River

Utagawa Hiroshige Sixty-nine Stations on the Kisokaido

Rain at Nakatsu River

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Night Rain at Oyama

Utagawa Toyoshige

Night Rain at Oyama

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White rain at Shin-Yanagibashi

Katsushika Hokusai

White rain at Shin-Yanagibashi

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Evening Rain in the Akasaka Paulownia Field

Utagawa Hiroshige One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo

Evening Rain in the Akasaka Paulownia Field

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Abe river

Utagawa Hiroshige Enumeration of Rivers on the Tokaido

Abe river

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Distant View of Mt.Daisen in Hoki Province

Utagawa Hiroshige Rokuju-yoshu Meisho Zue

Distant View of Mt.Daisen in Hoki Province

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Beauties Returning from Bath

Torii Kiyonaga

Beauties Returning from Bath

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The Kintai Bridge in Suho Province

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

The Kintai Bridge in Suho Province

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Spring Rain at Tsuchiyama

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Spring Rain at Tsuchiyama

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Ten Days Rain

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Ten Days Rain

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Beauty at Shrine in Rain

Suzuki Harunobu

Beauty at Shrine in Rain

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Picture of Onmaya Riverbank, Edo

Utagawa Kuniyoshi Untitled series of views of Edo

Picture of Onmaya Riverbank, Edo

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Shower at Tempo-zan in Osaka

Yashima Gakutei

Shower at Tempo-zan in Osaka

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