OTHER WEBSITES DEDICATED TO INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Kuniyoshi Project
The Art of Ogata Gekko
The Kunisada Project
Tsuchiya Koitsu - His Complete Works
 
Essential Vermeer
Vincent Van Gogh Gallery
William Blake Archive
Rembrandt

HIROSHIGE AND JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS

A Guide to the Ukiyo-e Sites of the Internet is an almost exhaustive collection of links to Ukiyo-e sites on the internet. If you want to find out more about Japanese prints then this is the place to start.

The homepage of J. Noel Chiappa contains some excellent material on Hiroshige and Japanese woodblock prints in general.
The Production of Japanese Woodblock Prints

The Development of the Woodblock Printing Process
Painting Schools and Art-Names (Go)
Glossary of Woodblock Print Terms
Woodblock Print Artists' Biographies
Beginning Woodblock Collector's Bibliography
Print Series of Ando Hiroshige in Edward Strange
Utagawa Kunisada Print Series Cross-Reference
Date Seals and the Japanese Calendar
Zodiacal Calendar Date Seals
Nanushi Censor Seals
Utagawa Kunisada Print Series Cross-Reference
Print Series of Ando Hiroshige in Edward Strange
Print Series of Ando Hiroshige in Van Vleck

The Kunisada Project Hiroshige collaborated with Kunisada (Toyokuni III) on a number of series of prints. The site also has the names of many Ukiyoe artists in Japanese characters which are essential when searching Japanese websites.

If you don't know the language use Google Language Tools or Yahoo Babelfish to view Japanese websites. Type in a URL, choose Japanese to English (or whatever) and press 'translate' to get the website translated into a form of English. Not quite English as we know it but it's enough to give you a reasonable idea of what's going on.

Tokaido hitoritabi (Japanese language) A modern day walk along the route of the Tokaido highway. The site features Hiroshige's Tokaido print (Hoeido edition) of each station and photographs of the places as they are now. Click here to go via Yahoo BabelFish and have it translated into something like English.

Viewing Japanese Prints

Handbook of Japanese Printmaking Techniques

SITES THAT LINK INTO THIS SITE ARE...

A Guide to the Ukiyo-e Sites of the Internet which has the most comprehensive English language set of Ukiyoe links on the net.

Artelino who auction prints and have lots of useful information about Japanese print artists.

Milano Aoyama who has **lots** of links (in Japanese).

J Noel Chippa who has lots of useful information on Japanese Woodblock printing and Hiroshige.

Wikipedia

Artcyclopedia