Masterpieces of Flowers and Birds (a set of 10 works)
Masterpieces of Flowers and Birds (a set of 10 works)
Masterpieces of Flowers and Birds (a set of 10 works)

Masterpieces of Flowers and Birds (a set of 10 works)

Hokusai produced his very first print in 1779 at the age of twenty. It was an actor print in the hosoban format signed Katsukawa Shunro. He built his career by creating more actor prints but was mainly active as a book illustrator.Hokusai also produced paintings throughout his life and his works surpassed those of other ukiyo-e masters in terms of both quality and quantity. He began to draw designs for large, single-sheet prints after the age of seventy. At this time he also started to produce landscape and flowers and birds prints; late in life he did however again concentrate on book illustrations and paintings. In summary Hokusai can be said to have contributed greatly to the field of ukiyo-e in a variety of ways.

Price

Sale price¥160,000

Frame & Mat

A: Print only

The print is placed on the paper mat. The internal window of the top of the mat is cut for the image size.

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B: Framed print

<Ukiyo-e Reproduction> The print is framed with the Adachi original ukiyo-e frame (400 × 555 mm).
<Contemporary Ukiyo-e> The print is framed.

   

 

C: Print + matboard

This is a set of a print and a matching matboard. The internal window of a matboard is cut for the image size. The external dimension is fixed for the Adachi original ukiyo-e frame.

Print with mat

Frame & Mat

A: Print only

The print is placed on the paper mat. The internal window of the top of the mat is cut for the image size.

<For Yourself> <For Gifts>
Print for yourself Print for gift

 

B: Framed print

<Ukiyo-e Reproduction> The print is framed with the Adachi original ukiyo-e frame (400 × 555 mm).
<Contemporary Ukiyo-e> The print is framed.

   

 

C: Print + matboard

This is a set of a print and a matching matboard. The internal window of a matboard is cut for the image size. The external dimension is fixed for the Adachi original ukiyo-e frame.

Print with mat
Quantity:
Size/WeightPackage Dimensions: 39.0 × 54.0 × 1.5 cm
MaterialPaper: Echizen Kizuki Hosho Washi made by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano
FeatureType of print: Woodcut Print
Masterpieces of Flowers and Birds was published around the same time as the unprecedented hit "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" by the same publisher, Nishimura Eijudo. Hokusai's expressive power that transformed freely while pursuing the expression of water and waves is fully demonstrated in the genre of flower-and-bird prints as well. Here, you can feel the "stillness" of the moment of rest, and the "motion" in the moment the subject sways in the wind, showing the spirit of Hokusai who attempted to fully capture the manifestations of nature that change rapidly.
Throughout all the works, this series is full of the artist's delicate and descriptive sensibilities, allowing us to enjoy the expressions of "stillness" and "motion" that Hokusai has mastered.

Our mission

At Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, we create attractive works that are in keeping with the times while maintaining the basics of traditional woodcut printing techniques.

Careful quality and materials

At Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, we use carefully selected materials and tools to bring out the original beauty of woodcut prints to the fullest.

Making Process & Adachi's Artisans

The production of ukiyo-e, which developed as a commercial printing method, focused on efficiency and profitability. And so, all processes are streamlined and sophisticated. We will introduce the basics of ukiyo-e techniques through the production process of Katsushika Hokusai's masterpiece "The Great Wave off Kanagawa."