Hokusai and Hiroshige: Great Japanese Prints from the James A. Michener Collection

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Two of Japan's most famous ukiyo-e painters and printmakers from the Endo Period, Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige, are featured in a short video narrated by Wendy Tokuda. Background information about the artists and the unique features in their works are noted.

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Concepts

Classroom Considerations

  • The 11:42 minute video, a part of a series of resources examining Japanese art and artists, is an overview of the 1998 exhibition held at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum
  • The video assumes viewers have some knowledge of woodblock printing methods
Pros

  • The commentary provides a context for the works
  • Images include famous and lesser-known works
Cons

  • None