Meiji Prints: Restoration and Modernization

Woodblock prints during the Meiji-era illuminated Japan’s decisive transformation from a feudal society to a modern state. Artists continued to refine their craft and some artists chose to illustrate their feelings about this transformative period through their prints, some choosing to embrace it, while others reminisced about the “old” Japan.


Notable Meiji Period Artists

Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
Ogata Gekko (1859-1920)
Kobayahi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
Toyohara Kunichika (1839-1900)
Toshikata Mizuno (1866-1908)
Kogyo Tsukioka (1869-1927)
Utagawa Yoshitora (active 1840-1880) 

Collection Highlights

Top (L to R): Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (and below), Tadakiyo Hasegawa, Tsukioka Kogyo; Bottom (L to R): Ogata Gekko, Toyohara Chikanobu: Header: Mizuno Toshikata
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