Posts tagged ukiyo-e

🍂 Ryōkan: In the scenery of spring …

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This poem by Ryōkan was quoted by Alan Watts[1] in one of his lectures[2]; this was what originally motivated me to look for it in full and reproduce it here. The source of the painting is not related to Ryōkan[3].


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The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

Although it might be a cliché by now, I’ve always been quite fond of ukiyo-e, the Japanese art of woodblock printing[1], and of course of Hokusai’s work. As for many, my earliest exposure to this type of art was Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa [2] and so it’s here for posterity.


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