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Age of Exploration

Edo Period
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Edo Period, Age of Exploration
Courtesan Asleep, Katsushika Hokusai

Courtesan Asleep Katsushika Hokusai, 1800

The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife, Katsushika Hokusai

The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife Katsushika Hokusai, 1814

Woman with Morning Glories, Katsushika Ōi

Woman with Morning Glories Katsushika Ōi, 1820

Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road, Katsushika Hokusai

Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road Katsushika Hokusai, 1827

Fuji from Goten-yama, at Shinagawa on the Tôkaidô, Katsushika Hokusai

Fuji from Goten-yama, at Shinagawa on the Tôkaidô Katsushika Hokusai, 1830

Small Red Blossoms on a Vine, Katsushika Hokusai

Small Red Blossoms on a Vine Katsushika Hokusai, 1830

Viewing Sunset over Ryôgoku Bridge from the Onmaya Embankment, Katsushika Hokusai

Viewing Sunset over Ryôgoku Bridge from the Onmaya Embankment Katsushika Hokusai, 1830

Kohada Koheiji, Katsushika Hokusai

Kohada Koheiji Katsushika Hokusai, 1831

Ushibori in Hitachi Province, Katsushika Hokusai

Ushibori in Hitachi Province Katsushika Hokusai, 1830 – 1831

Fujimigahara in Owari Province, Katsushika Hokusai

Fujimigahara in Owari Province Katsushika Hokusai, 1830 – 1832

The Falling Mist Waterfall at Mount Kurokami, Katsushika Hokusai

The Falling Mist Waterfall at Mount Kurokami Katsushika Hokusai, 1832

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Katsushika Hokusai

The Great Wave off Kanagawa Katsushika Hokusai, 1830 – 1832

Fishing by Torchlight in Kai Province, Katsushika Hokusai

Fishing by Torchlight in Kai Province Katsushika Hokusai, 1833

The Earth Spider Creating Monsters, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

The Earth Spider Creating Monsters Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1843

The Taira ghosts rising from the sea to attack Yoshitsune’s ship, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

The Taira ghosts rising from the sea to attack Yoshitsune’s ship Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1845

Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Specter, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Specter Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1843 – 1847

Kinuta: Beauty Fulling Cloth in the Moonlight, Katsushika Ōi

Kinuta: Beauty Fulling Cloth in the Moonlight Katsushika Ōi, 1850

Beauty Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Night, Katsushika Ōi

Beauty Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Night Katsushika Ōi, 1850

Ghosts, Devils and the King of Hell, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Ghosts, Devils and the King of Hell Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1850

Night Scene in the Yoshiwara, Katsushika Ōi

Night Scene in the Yoshiwara Katsushika Ōi, 1850

Operating on Guanyu's Arm, Katsushika Ōi

Operating on Guanyu's Arm Katsushika Ōi, 1850

The Okazaki Cat Demon, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

The Okazaki Cat Demon Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1850

Three Women Playing Musical Instruments, Katsushika Ōi

Three Women Playing Musical Instruments Katsushika Ōi, 1850

Ushiwakamaru Fights Benkei on Gojô Bridge, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Ushiwakamaru Fights Benkei on Gojô Bridge Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1847 – 1850

The Palace of the Dragon King, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

The Palace of the Dragon King Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1853

Tamatori escaping from the Dragon King, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Tamatori escaping from the Dragon King Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1853

Prince Yoshitsune learning the art of swordsmanship, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Prince Yoshitsune learning the art of swordsmanship Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1858

The Poet Dainagon Sees an Apparition, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

The Poet Dainagon Sees an Apparition Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1860

Kiyohime, Emerging from the Hidaka River, Turning into a Serpent, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Kiyohime, Emerging from the Hidaka River, Turning into a Serpent Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1865

Ôya Tarô Mitsukuni, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Ôya Tarô Mitsukuni Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1865

100 Aspects, No 1. The Courtesan Takao, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 1. The Courtesan Takao Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

100 Aspects, No 2. Chang'e flees to the moon, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 2. Chang'e flees to the moon Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

100 Aspects, No 3. Rising Moon Over Mt. Nanping, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 3. Rising Moon Over Mt. Nanping Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

100 Aspects, No 4. The Gion District, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 4. The Gion District Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

100 Aspects, No 5. A Poem by Kikaku, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 5. A Poem by Kikaku Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

100 Aspects, No 6. The Village of the Shi Clan on a Moonlit Night, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 6. The Village of the Shi Clan on a Moonlit Night Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

100 Aspects, No 7. Inaba Mountain Moon, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 7. Inaba Mountain Moon Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

100 Aspects, No 8. Moonlight Patrol, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 8. Moonlight Patrol Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

100 Aspects, No 9. Mountain moon after rain, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 9. Mountain moon after rain Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

100 Aspects, No 10. Moon of pure snow at Asano River, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 10. Moon of pure snow at Asano River Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885

The Ghost of Akugenta Yoshihira, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

The Ghost of Akugenta Yoshihira Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1889

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Qing Dynasty, Age of Exploration

Qing Dynasty

Benevolent emperors and the height of literature and art

1644 – 1912

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