Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kitagawa Utamaro

The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge have a flash presentation of three elegant multi-colour woodblock Ukiyo-e books by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)known as 'The Bird Book', 'The Shell Book' and 'The Insect Book'. The site was developed to compliment an exhibition Kachōfūgetsu - the natural world in Japanese prints - running in the Shiba Gallery until May 17.
Courtesy of Bibliodyssey.
Link: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/utamaro/start.html
Access: Free