The aesthetics of “absence” in Ukiyoe: Hiroshige – One hundred of Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige was an Ukiyo-e master excelled in emphasizing essential elements only. His One Hundred Famous Views Edo is a prime example of his aesthetics of subtraction and absence.

Hiroshi Yoshida: Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the death of the master of shin-hanga (modern ukiyo-e)

Hiroshi Yoshida was a shin-hanga (modern ukiyo-e) master who had many fans worldwide. Find his delicate beauty through the exhibition “Yoshida Hiroshi: Commemorating the 70th anniversary of His Death,”

History of Japanese aesthetics 4: Edo period and Iki Part II

History of Japanese aesthetics (5) reviews the latter half of Edo period (1600-1868), during which Japan gradually opened toward outside world, absorbing advanced science and technology in unique ways.

Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e through the lens of Frank Lloyd Wright

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma re-visited Wright’s intriguing relationship with Hiroshige’s “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” in his book “自然な建築 (Natural Architecture).

Minimalist Ukiyo-e & paints by Hokusai

Is it color? Or is it absence of color? White: color of Zero

Is white a color? Or is it absence of color? Discover through Harunobu Suzuki’s Ukiyo-e.