Woodblock Prints

Japanese woodblock prints, also known as ukiyo-e, are a traditional form of art that originated in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1867). These prints are made by carving a design into a wooden block, inking the block, and then pressing it onto paper. The resulting print can be a single-color or multi-colored image, and often depicts everyday life, landscapes, historical events, or myths and legends. Japanese woodblock prints have had a significant impact on Western art, particularly on the Impressionist movement. Today, they are highly collectible and can be found in galleries and museums around the world.