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Recommended Websites on Japanese Prints


Guides to Other Sites

Hans Olof Johansson offers the most useful summary of websites
on the internet. Start here and visit often:
A Guide to Ukiyo-e Sites on the Internet

 

Discussion Sites

Hans Olof Johansson offers a very good discussion site:
Ukiyo Q & A

Gary Gestson's website once provided a good discussion site
on Japanese prints and related issues, but it is no longer active.
Previous commentaries are archived and still available:
Chats on Japanese Prints

 

Technical Information

Dave Bull's excellent site on the technical aspects of
printmaking should not be missed:
Woodblock Printmaking

 

Japanese Art Societies

Japanese Art Society of America in New York:
Japanese Art Society of America

Society for Japanese Arts in the Netherlands:
Society for Japanese Arts

 

Art Conservation

Collectors, curators, and scholars must inevitably confront issues of
art conservation while caring for Japanese prints. The
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
is a good place to search for expert advice:
American Institute of Conservation

 

Museums

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
A database with more than 80,000 images from their collections
with many Japanese prints:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco ("Search the Collections")

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
A database of more than 335,000 works, inlcuding japanese prints:
MFA Boston

British Museum
A database online (about 4,000 objects), including some fine Japanese prints:
British Museum (use search function)

Honolulu Academy of Arts
Over 12,000 prints spanning more than 400 years, whose centerpiece is the
James A. and Mari Michener Collection of nearly 6,000 works, as well as the
Richard Lane Edo-period woodblock-printed book collection:
eMuseum

Minneapolis Museum of Art
A small but choice collection of Japanese prints:
Minneapolis Museum of Art (with Search function)

Tokyo Metropolitan Library
Nearly 9,000 prints:
Tokyo Metropolitan Library

 

Other Sites on Japanese Prints

Some of these websites are managed by dealers or auction companies. Their listing
here is in no way intended as an endorsement of their commercial activites. For other
worthy websites, try Hans Olof Johansson's link mentioned above.

OsakaPrints.com: Articles, Varia, Archives, Bios, Glossary, Bibliography
Artelino.com: Signature database and articles
Kabuki for Everyone
: Information and video clips
Kabuki 21: Information on kabuki
Sadamasu: Catalog raisonne
Shôtei.com: Articles
SôsakuHanga.net: Essays

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