02 June 2004

Ukiyoe Animé

This is just too cool: animated Ukiyoe ('floating world pictures') --> Ugokie ('moving pictures'). The latter consists of a gallery with labels crediting the original artist whose work inspired the animation. The labels are only in Japanese, but you don't have to know a lot to recognize Hiroshige, Hokusai, the 36 views of Mt. Fuji, the 53 stages of the Tokaido, or even Utamaro and Eizen.

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