Japanese Gallery

Japanese Gallery is an international online gallery that focuses on Japanese Art & Antiques. With locations in both London and Hiroshima, Japanese Gallery boasts a broad variety of artworks including ceramics, netsuke, ukiyoe, prints, and anime cels. Japanese Gallery also provides advisory and authentication services.

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Hiroshige Ando, San’ya Canal, Geisha, One Hundred Famous Views of

Artist: Hiroshige I Ando (1797-1858) Title: 34. Night View of Matsuchiyama and the San’ya Canal Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo Publisher: Uoya Eikichi Date: 1857 Dimensions: 25.1 x 37.3 cm The San’ya Canal was strongly associated with the Yoshiwara, the red light district of Edo (now modern day Tokyo). This area was only accessible by boat through a series of canals, the whole journey elevating this hedonist haven into another realm. There, social hierarchies flipped upside down and mingled with one another: samurai had to give up their symbols of status, their swords, at the gates, and the stylish and cultured took precedence over money and class. The Imado Bridge marked the last stretch of the trip where the boats would moor and travelers alight to proceed on foot. Hiroshige hints at these pleasure seekers in the faraway silhouettes of the boats heading to the pillars of the Imado Bridge in between two restaurants on the canal bank. At the forefront of the scene is the mysterious figure of a geisha. She follows her attendant who holds a lantern. Hiroshige’s use of the kiri, or compositional cut, isolates the geisha from her company, allowing the viewer to focus on her impenetrable expression. Her allure is heightened by the stars behind her, doubled by their reflection in the canal. A faint wood grain lent by the printing process provides further texture to the night sky.Read more

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Hiroshige Ando, Kinryuzan Temple, Azuma Bridge, One Hundred Famous

Artist: Hiroshige Ando (1797-1858) TItle: 39. Distant View of Kinryuzan Temple and the Azuma Bridge Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo Publisher: Uoya Eikichi Date: 1857 Dimensions: 24.3 x 35.5 cm Hiroshige Ando’s series ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’ was considered the artist’s final masterpiece, showing a development of style and expression in one final artistic effort. Here, Hiroshige employed his interplay of close ups with distant backgrounds for the first time within his own work and his contemporaries in Edo period Japan. Another technique used extensively by Hiroshige in this series is the kiri, or cut. This compositional tool edits out what would have been considered key compositional details for the European artistic tradition, as if the subject slipped out of frame unintentionally. However, its usage is dynamic and gives movement to the general stillness of the landscape genre. Hiroshige’s employment of it here lends an air of mystery to the geisha riding on a pleasure boat in the Sumida River. Although her facial features are obscured, her intricate hairpin indicates both her style and status. Behind her lie the famous sights of the print: to the right is the five story pagoda of the Asakusa Kannon Temple, known then as the Kinryūzan Sensōji. Framed within the roof of the boat is Mt. Fuji and Azuma Bridge. The whole scene is gently ornamented by the cherry blossoms scattered in the wind.Read more

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Japanese Gallery
66E Kensington Church Street
London W8 4BY
+44(0)20 7221 5777