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Early 1900s Matsumoto-Do Japanese Kacho-e Bird Flower Woodblock Print


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The Japanese term Kacho-ga, or Kacho-e, (花鳥画) refers to the Ukiyo-e images of birds and flowers. This type of ukiyoe took as its main subjects birds, grasses, and flowers. Some focused only on grasses and flowers, while in others insects such as cicadas, bees, and butterflies appeared in place of birds. Especially after the appearance of so-called nishiki-e ("brocade pictures"), which used a large number of different colors, ukiyoe masters became fond of the kachoga genre as a way of demonstrating their pictorial skills. Hiroshige poured tremendous energy into his flower-and-bird pictures, in terms of both quantity and quality. They virtually overflow with poetic emotion, skillfully harmonizing dexterous brushwork with a rich feel for the seasons. See "Pictures of Flowers and Birds (Kachoga)". Web Japan. Retrieved 2015-11-17.

PropertyDescription
Reference Number1616
Item ConditionNone provided.
ThemeJapanese Artists
Woodblock Print GenreUkiyo-e Woodblock Prints
Woodblock Print ArtistUtagawa (Ando) Hiroshige
Woodblock Print PublisherMatsumoto-do, Ltd
Woodblock Print TermKacho-ga Bird-And-Flower Pictures
MerchandiseWoodblock Print
Subject MatterBirds-And-Flowers
Origin-CountryJapan
Origin-IslandHonshu
Origin-RegionKanto
Origin-PrefectureTokyo
Origin-TownTokyo
Measure 17.5" x 4"
Total Weight1 oz
Image TypeWoodblock Print



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