Here are the recommendations for Japanese art lovers and culture seekers.
Floating World : Japanese Prints Coloring Book by Andrew Vigar
Color your masterpiece & clear your mind
This book provides 22 images of Ukiyo-e and woodblock prints from greatest artists like Hokusai, Hiroshige, Yoshitoshi, Shyoson, Seitei from 17th to 20th centuries. These image prints includes all seasons, costumes, famous Kabuki actors, landscapes, Japanese beauties. And you can find how to recognize seals of date, censor’s or publisher’s, print title, and signature of artist. You can also find details behind the prints and artists.
This book provides 23 images of woodblock prints including flowers, trees, gardens, and the scenes of people from greatest artists like Harunobu Suzuki, Hokusai, Seitei Watanabe, Shuki Okamoto from 18th to 20th centuries. Reflections from “In a Japanese Garden” by Lafcadio Hearn and Haikus of the greatest masters (Yakamochi, Basyo, Shushiki from Manyoshu, Kokin-waka shu etc.) stir your imagination.
Beautiful Women : Japanese Prints Coloring Book
by Noor Azlina Yunus
WOMEN’S FASHION AND LIFESTYLE IN JAPANESE ART
This book provides 22 images of women of Ukiyo-e and woodblock prints from greatest artists like Harunobu Suzuki, Utamaro, Hokusai, Chikanobu Toyohara, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, Shinsui Ito, Shoen Uemura from 17th to 20th centuries. Woman in Ukiyo-e is called “Bigin-ga” of “images of beauty”. Such Ukiyo-e prints portray real and idealized women and mainly featured various women from high-ranking courtesans to geisya, notable townswomen.
You can find not only details behind the prints and artists but also fashion trends, activities at these times, reading, composing poetry, playing the shamisen, applying make-up etc.
A copy of the original print is provided on the opposite “canvas” page for your reference in all of the books. When completed, you can tear it out.