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Utagawa Hiroshige
"The Sea off Satta in Suruga Province"
Available for the limited time
13,000yen (Unframed)

This print is from Hiroshige's last major series, "Thirty-six views of Mt. Fuji" which is in the upright format typical of his later landscape prints. The design of the waves is reminiscent of Hokusai's "Great Wave off Kanagawa" and is almost certainly Hioshige's tribute and challenge to Hokusai! Hiroshige boldly exaggerated its perspective. He depicted rough waves in front and very calm ocean with boats and snow covered Mt. Fuji giving brisk air in the back. The thin red horizontal gradation, Fukisage bokashi on the top is very distinctive and expresses either evening or morning scene.

The Sea off Satta in Suruga Province
  • The rough wave in front looks like that Hiroshige challenged Hokusai's "Great Wave".
  • The sky is printed with special gradation technique called, Fukisage bokashi.

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Katsushika Hokusai
"Mishima Pass in Kai Province"
13,000yen (Unframed)

This is one of Hokusai's most successful series, "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" which has actually 46 prints with scene with Mt. Fuji from various locations. And this is one of 10 prints printed only in indigo blue tones (Ai-zuri). As usual, Hokusai shows his superb talent of the composition well in this print. He placed Mt. Fuji broadly in the back, but cut it off with the tree with a big trunk, which is amazing challenge. He even added the comically cute faces of travelers who had a break after having a hard time to go through the mountain pass. Most of Hokusai's work has both stillness and motion in one print which gives a viewer the slow-motion like feeling. This work also has stillness, Mt. Fuji and motion, clouds and travelers. >>Details

Utagawa Hiroshige
"Fireworks at Ryogoku"
13,000yen (Unframed)

Hiroshige depicted the famous firework near the Ryogoku bridge. It is one of the most popular print in his late series, "One hundred famous views in Edo". Ryogoku area (where current Sumo arena located) was big for all kind of entertainment at that time. Firework was one of them. This print shows the highlight of the fireworks show skillfully as the night scene. He focused on the biggest firework, but at the same time did not forget about the details such as people who are watching this biggest show from the boat on Sumida river. Beautiful pink firework is printed with the sophisticated gradation technique by the skillful printer. >>Details

Katsushika Hokusai
"Kirifuri Waterfall at Mt.Kurokami in Shimotsuke Province"
13,000yen (Unframed)

This is one of Hokusai's series, "Tour of Waterfalls in Various Province" which has 8 prints of famous waterfall's scene in different areas in Japan. This Kirifuri waterfall is located in present Nikko in Tochigi prefecture. We are able to feel Hokusai's strong impression about this waterfall. He succeeded to express the strong vital of the waterfall with the perfect composition and colors, the combination of bright green and blue. It is a beautiful summer scene. >>Details

Kitagawa Utamaro
"Two Women In and Out of the Mosquito Net"
Special Price 13,000yen (Unframed)

The title of this series is "Model Young Women Woven in Mist" and the phrase "Woven in mist" was created by Utamaro and Tsutaya who was successful publisher at that time. They tried to express the beauty of women through a transparent fabric. Only three prints are found in this series and we do not know if more prints were produced back then. However it could be just three as the curving part such as nets or women's head is extremely difficult and time consuming, which could be done by only the master carver. Adachi's master carver successed for this big challenge! >>Details

Related ProductsThese products are recommended for displaying different works to match the season.

Adachi original frames for Oban (large-size) format

Adachi original frames
for Oban (large-size) format

The wooden frames are combined with durable UV-resistant acrylic sheets instead of glass. The frames can be used horizontally or vertically to match the Ukiyo-e displayed.

Frame stands

Frame stands

Frame stands are recommended for displaying works on a surface rather than hang it on walls. The stands can be disassembled for easy storage.