The Best Ukiyo-e of 2021

The Best Ukiyo-e of 2021

Here are the popular ukiyo-e at Adachi in 2021! Since 1928, Adachi has reproduced over 1200 kinds of ukiyo-e of many artists and genres and have faithfully worked to carry on traditional techniques to produce high quality woodcut prints. Our ukiyo-e have been loved as a gift or personal collection around the world.

Adachi Ukiyo-e Olympics of 2021

Katsushika Hokusai
"The Great Wave off Kanagawa"

Hokusai's "Great Wave" is representative of ukiyo-e itself. It is one of Hokusai's most successful series, "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" and astonishing for its fantastic composition and powerful brushwork, showing a giant wave crashing over a boat. The bokashi gradations are skillfully used to give the distance.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
"Miyamoto Musashi Subduing the Whale"

This impressive panoramic work is based on a legend of "Miyamoto Musashi Subduing The Whale". Musashi was a legendary master swordsman. Kuniyoshi depicted the scene of a fight between Musashi and a monstrous whale. Kuniyoshi fully used the tryptic screen to depict a monstrous whale in wild waves.

Utagawa Hiroshige
"New Year's Eve Foxfires at the Nettle Tree in Oji"

This work depicts a mysterious night scene of New Year's Eve based on the myth which is about Fox's year end worship. Hiroshige uses "Kira-suri" which is a special printing technique printing with mica's particles to make a glittering effect which enhances the mysterious atmosphere of fox gathering at midnight.

Hokusai's Mt. Fuji

Katsushika Hokusai
"The Great Wave off Kanagawa"

Katsushika Hokusai
"Red Fuji"

Katsushika Hokusai
"The Tamagawa in Musashi Province"
 

Landscapes

Yokai & Tattoos

Animals

Katsushika Hokusai
"Turtles"


Utagawa Toyoharu
"Tiger in the Bamboo Grove"

Aoigaoka Hokkei
"A Snake and Two Melons"

Utagawa Hiroshige
"Asakusa Paddy Field and Torinoichi"

Cherry Blossoms & Flowers

Portraits

Kitagawa Utamaro
"Woman Powdering her Neck"

Kitagawa Utamaro
"Girl Blowing a Glass Toy"

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.