Utagawa Hirokage has a special humor, which, though at times edging on corny, is often sly and even tinged with eroticism.
Human Anatomy as Portrayed in Woodblocks of 19th-Century Kabuki Actors
The opening of Japan in the 19th century after its isolationist Edo period caused an influx of foreign influence, including Western approaches to medicine.
The Spectacle of War in Woodblock Prints
When late 19th-century Japan fought China for control over Korea in what became known as the First Sino-Japanese War, its explosive naval and land battles offered printmakers sensational, politically gripping new subject matter.