Utagawa Hiroshige

Pokémon Psyduck perfectly guest stars in animated version of one of Japan’s most famous paintings

A captivating scene of everyday life in Edo…an Edo with multiple Pokémon species in it.

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“Miraculous” cloud over Mt Fuji stuns the Internet

A sight so otherworldly even the photographer doubts whether they’ll see it again. 

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Get your beer in artistic cans featuring work by ukiyoe master Hiroshige!

This winter season, enjoy some fine Japanese art along with your beer!

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Tokaido ukiyoe series by Hiroshige now free to share, we celebrate with five favourites

Lovers of Japanese art and history will be familiar with the world-famous set of ukiyo-e woodblock prints known as “The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido.” Created in the 1800s by famed artist Utagawa Hiroshige, the collection is a series of landscape paintings from each of the post stations on the ancient coastal walking route from Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto and is frequently praised for the way it captures the spirit and essence of old Japan.

While the masterful works have garnered fans around the world, when it comes to sharing the images online, things haven’t been so easy. Now, limitations have been lifted and the beautiful series is free to share without copyright restrictions. What better way to celebrate the good news than to share some of the best with you, our dear readers?

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