We enjoyed it very much and David, the artist/owner is such a nice person as is his assistant.
You can spend then a couple of hours discovering the veri interesting area around the studio.
In Ukiyo-e this symbolized the longing for a renewed passionate love. An arrangement of blossoming branches sits in a large blue vase on a low red lacquer table at right. A strikingly rare detail is the artist's name which appears in English cursive at lower right instead of in Japanese. Fine impression (with gauffrage), very good color and condition.
This scene also depicts a part from the kabuki play 'Wakamidori Ikioi Soga'.
A gairo (corrupted from the word uiro, a Japanese sweet made from rice-powder) seller sound the praises of his merchandise.
Over the course of your class, you’ll learn the skills of ‘Ukiyo-e,’ a traditional woodblock print style that dates to Japan’s Edo era (1603-1868).
During your lesson you’ll follow the lead of the studio’s helpful instructors as they explain the intricacies of creating your own woodblock print masterpiece.
I found that it is an art dating back to the eighth century in Japan.
The earliest examples of Japanese wood block prints date back to 764.It depicts a woman with a broom and a man holding an umbrella. In “Americaka jokan hansui o gansuru no zu” by Sadahide Utagara (1807–1873), an American woman playing an accordion and her male companion look at a large dog beside them.Antique Japanese woodblock print by Hokusai (1760-1849). A lobster holds a candle in the air to illuminate the musical event. Excellent impression (with extensive use of gauffrage and silver and gold pigments), fine color and very good condition. ), one tiny wormhole left margin, minor wear and soiling. The printing of this shunga is of an extremely high quality with excellent use of metallic pigments and gauffrage. Both wear long dresses with full skirts and overskirts pulled into bustles at the back. Title: 'An American Ship in the Open Sea off Arai'. Famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is depicted against the backdrop of Mukôjima gardens in Tokyo.It is in the Ukiyo-e tradition, or “pictures of the floating (or sorrowful) world,” which influenced Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the West.The Ukiyo-e tradition celebrated women, Kabuki actors, folk heroes and natural beauty.