Cats in Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Print

About the Author

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) was one of the great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. Born in 1797 to a silk-dyer, he helped his father's business as a pattern designer. His drawing talent from an early age attracted the attention of the famous print master Utagawa Toyokuni, and Kuniyoshi became one of his apprentices in 1811. The range of Kuniyoshi's preferred subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, mythical animals, and cats. More than any other Japanese artist, Kuniyoshi depicted cats humorously and satirically, with great accuracy and careful observation.

Cats in Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Print

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Nobuhisa Kaneko
This book is a collection of Kuniyoshi’s works that feature cats. It will attract ukiyo-e and cat lovers, and provide valuable inspiration to designers or illustrators.
  • Softcover
  • 6 x 8.8 inches
  • 204 pages
  • Bilingual edition (English/Japanese)
  • Published: 2013

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