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View Resource The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance

Visitors to this site will see about 20 Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, selected from more than 100 currently on view at the Library of Congress (LC), that were in turn culled from over 2,000 in the Library's collection. Ukiyo-e is commonly translated as "pictures of the floating world." The art form began in the Japanese city Edo in the seventeenth century. The exhibition proceeds through six...

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/ukiyo-e/
View Resource On the Cutting Edge: Contemporary Japanese Prints from the 50th College Women’s Association of Japan Print Show

On this web site from the Library of Congress, over 200 modern Japanese prints, known as hanga, are on display. The prints were collected by the College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ) for a juried exhibition to celebrate the Association's 50th anniversary, and have been donated by the CWAJ to the Library of Congress. The prints in the show run the gamut from figural, such as "White Clover"...

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/cwaj/
View Resource Brooklyn Museum: Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Many things from Japan have migrated over to the borough of Brooklyn, but none of them probably have the elegant simplicity of Utagawa Hiroshige's prints of his hometown of Edo, now known as Tokyo. Working through the 19th century, Hiroshige created 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth century Tokyo. While the actual prints are rather delicate, they can be viewed at one's...

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/features/edo
View Resource Japanese Fine Prints, Pre-1915

The online division of Prints and Photographs from the Library of Congress has digitized many of their more than 2500 Japanese woodblock prints. To become familiar with the print traditions in Japanese art, visitors should click on the link entitled "Background and Scope". Users can browse by creator, subject or format. Each individual image may be viewed in a variety of file sizes and formats,...

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/jpd/