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From paintings to prints, Hideo Takeda’s artistic output is defined by its persistent flexibility, adaptation, and thril...
05/16/2024

From paintings to prints, Hideo Takeda’s artistic output is defined by its persistent flexibility, adaptation, and thrill of surprise. Combining the aesthetics of traditional , western cartoons, and textile patterns, his work is boldly graphic, often surreal, and subtly beautiful. In 1993, (b. 1948) enjoyed a one-man show at the and today his work can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions worldwide. Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a selection of Takeda's paintings and prints, including a series of (firemen) battling flaming dragons and scenes from the .

View Takeda's new works here: https://www.roningallery.com/artists/takeda-hideo?show=48

#武田秀雄

"Fukagawa Lumberyards" by Hiroshige, printed in 1856. from the series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo."  ’s work had a ...
05/15/2024

"Fukagawa Lumberyards" by Hiroshige, printed in 1856. from the series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." ’s work had a profound influence on the and Post-Impressionists of Europe: was fascinated with Hiroshige’s daring diagonal compositions and inventive use of perspective, while literally copied two of Hiroshige's prints from the famous series, in oil paint.

View this design and more in our newest gallery exhibition here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/One-Hundred-Famous-Views-of-Edo

"  Bridge and   Bridge" by  , printed in 1857. Select Works from Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo is now on v...
05/13/2024

" Bridge and Bridge" by , printed in 1857. Select Works from Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo is now on view! From blushing cherry trees at Ueno to the crowded streets of Saruwaka-machi, Edo’s thriving theater district, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (1856-1858) portrays the spirit of Japan’s 19th-century cultural capital in all its dynamic splendor. 's series captures not merely the famous sights of the city, but the residents and rituals that brought the city to life. Between natural beauty and urban scenery, changing seasons and local celebrations, Hiroshige creates a veritable microcosm of Edo life with each .

View the exhibition here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/One-Hundred-Famous-Views-of-Edo

05/09/2024

NOW ON VIEW! While heralded as the "poet of travel," 's most intimate landscapes are those of his hometown. From blushing cherry trees at Ueno to the crowded streets of Saruwaka-machi, Edo’s thriving theater district, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (1856-1858) portrays the spirit of Japan’s 19th-century cultural capital in all its dynamic splendor. Hiroshige's series captures not merely the famous sights of the city, but the residents and rituals that brought the city to life. Between natural beauty and urban scenery, changing seasons and local celebrations, Hiroshige creates a veritable microcosm of Edo life with each woodblock print.

View the exhibition here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/One-Hundred-Famous-Views-of-Edo?order=onlinecustomerprice:desc&show=48

Make an offer now in our spring consignment sale!  From landscapes by  ,  , and  , to the warriors of   and  , this cons...
05/03/2024

Make an offer now in our spring consignment sale! From landscapes by , , and , to the warriors of and , this consignment sale crosses genres, movements, and styles. This selection has been priced according to rarity, artist, design, and condition, however, because the owners wish to sell as quickly as possible all reasonable offers will be considered. So make an offer - maybe today will be your lucky day!

View the sale here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/Spring-Consignment-Sale?show=48

"Raising Wind and Rain Competition between   and  " by  , printed 1856. A 19th-century ukiyo-e printmaker and illustrato...
04/25/2024

"Raising Wind and Rain Competition between and " by , printed 1856. A 19th-century ukiyo-e printmaker and illustrator, Yosh*tsuya was a pupil of . Growing up during the late , Yosh*tsuya experienced the sharp decline of the political stability that defined the early Edo period. As the 1840s brought famine and economic despair, the introduced the Tenpo Reforms (1841-1842). These edicts banned the depiction of actors and courtesans in ukiyo-e in an effort to remove the "luxury" from printmaking. Unhindered by these restrictions, Yosh*tsuya's work focuses mainly on triumphant warriors of and legend.

View this work here: https://www.roningallery.com/Raising-Wind-and-Rain-Competition-between-Dragon-and-Tiger

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"Irises" by Bakufu Ohno, printed in 1949..   worked as a painter and woodblock printmaker in the first half of the 20th ...
04/23/2024

"Irises" by Bakufu Ohno, printed in 1949.. worked as a painter and woodblock printmaker in the first half of the 20th century. Though he was primarily a painter, he completed over seventy woodblock print designs during his lifetime. Kyoto Hanga-In published several of his series of fish designs. set himself apart from his contemporaries in his style and diversity of genre. He is known for both his delicately composed and scientifically accurate studies of fish, as well as a number of highly accomplished landscape and nature studies.

View this week's exhibition "A Flower for Your Mother" here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/A-Flower-for-Your-Mother?show=48

#花菖蒲 #菖蒲 #あやめ

Kuchi-e were frontispiece illustrations for novels and literary magazines. Brimming with wistful beauties and romantic a...
04/18/2024

Kuchi-e were frontispiece illustrations for novels and literary magazines. Brimming with wistful beauties and romantic allusions, kuchi-e reinvigorated the woodblock print medium around the turn of the 20th century. As kuchi-e designers found inspiration in Western artists and ukiyo-e masters alike, these prints offer nuanced color alongside the subtle use of burnishing and metallic pigment. Since kuchi-e were folded to fit within their books, it is normal for these prints to bear one or two creases.

View the exhibition here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/Kuchi~e%3A-Portraying-the-Narrative?show=48

1."Stream and Beauty" by Toshimine, printed in c.1905
2. "Hydrangea and Beauty" by , printed in c.1906.
3. "Letters" by , printed in c. 1911.

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"Warabi: Inuyama Dosetsu" by Kuniyoshi, printed in 1852. From the series "Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido." This de...
04/17/2024

"Warabi: Inuyama Dosetsu" by Kuniyoshi, printed in 1852. From the series "Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido." This design depicts the hero Inuyama Dosetsu in the well-known story Eight Dogs of Satomi, igniting a magical fire. The cartouche is bordered with adorable puppies as a playful pun on "inu" or dog, in Inuyama.

View this work and more here: https://www.roningallery.com/artists/Kuniyoshi/custitemavailable_in_stock/Available

#里見八犬伝

"The Sun in Autumn" by Dan Shan, printed in 2005. Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a collection of work by some of Ch...
04/12/2024

"The Sun in Autumn" by Dan Shan, printed in 2005. Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a collection of work by some of China’s most exciting contemporary printmakers. Representing talents from the 1980s to today, this collection spans four decades of inspiration and innovation in print. From the surreal landscapes of to the layered still life compositions of , the artists in this exhibition demonstrate the versatility of the print medium. Many of the works come from a single private collection, while those of come directly from the artist’s studio.

View the collection here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/Contemporary-Chinese-Prints?show=48

"Asakusa Ricefield and Torinomachi Festival" by Hiroshige, printed in 1857. While    Hiroshige's series Fifty-three Stat...
04/10/2024

"Asakusa Ricefield and Torinomachi Festival" by Hiroshige, printed in 1857. While Hiroshige's series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido is marked by a humor grounded in its travelers, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo reduces human figures to compositional elements rather that empathetic characters. Yet this does not mean that the series lacks human presence. Rather than capture the residents of the city through their likeness depicted in the frame, evokes their presence through the objects they have left behind. Though the actor is absent, these items create the sense that someone has left for a moment, sure to return if you watch for long enough.

View this print and more designs by Hiroshige here: https://www.roningallery.com/Asakusa-Ricefield-and-Torinomachi-Festival

"Carrion Crow on Snow-covered Willow at Dawn" by Shoson.   Ohara (aka   or  ) was a master of early 20th century kacho-e...
04/09/2024

"Carrion Crow on Snow-covered Willow at Dawn" by Shoson. Ohara (aka or ) was a master of early 20th century kacho-e (bird-and-flower pictures).With meticulous detail, soft color, and a palpable reverence for flora and fauna, carried the genre into the modern era. His earliest and rarest designs were notable for their narrow formats and soft colors. All designed brfore 1912 were signed or sealed Koson. A majority of them were published by Kokkeido and Daikokuya. After 1912, he changed his name to Shoson and dedicated himself to painting. Ten years later, Koson returned to . In 1926, Koson began designing woodblock prints for the famed publisher Shozaburo Watanabe. Koson changed his name once again, this time to Hoson, when he produced designs collaboratively published by Sakai and Kawaguchi around 1930.

Learn more and view this print here: https://www.roningallery.com/Carrion-Crow-on-Snow-covered-Willow-at-Dawn

☀️☀️☀️"99% of Solar Eclipse on the 19th of August, 1887" by Kunisada III, printed in July 1887. A symbol of its national...
04/08/2024

☀️☀️☀️"99% of Solar Eclipse on the 19th of August, 1887" by Kunisada III, printed in July 1887. A symbol of its national identity, the Japanese have always revered the sun and associated it with the sun-goddess Amaterasu oomikami, the deity of all life and the universe. Ancient Shinto mythology saw solar eclipses as inauspicious and something to be feared, believing poison would drip from the sky. It is said the emperor, believed to be a descendent of the sun-goddess, would hide behind locked doors to protect himself from the danger outside. It seems that attitudes towards the solar eclipse shifted during the Meiji Period, as Kunisada III designed this informative print a month before the 1887 eclipse. The text box notes the exact time and that it could be seen from Sado in Niigata Prefecture to Shirakawa in Fukushima Prefecture.

"Robin and Wild Cherry, (No. 12)" by Sugakudo, printed in 1859. Among winding vines and pastel petals, Sugakudo Nakayama...
04/04/2024

"Robin and Wild Cherry, (No. 12)" by Sugakudo, printed in 1859. Among winding vines and pastel petals, Sugakudo Nakayama presents a variety of birds that hop beneath the brush and perch high within the canopy. A student of , established himself as a leading artist of (bird-and-flower prints) during the mid-19th century. The in this week's exhibition belong to his famous series, Forty-Eight Hawks Drawn from Life (1859). Published by Koeido in 1859, these prints are acclaimed for their realistic rendering of the natural world, as well as their delicacy of color, fine embossing, and high-technical quality. Designs from this series can be found in collections such as , , .

View the collection here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/Sugakudo%27s-Birds

"Okano Ginemon Kanehide" by Kuniyoshi, printed in c.1847. from the series "Biographies of the Loyal Retainers" depicting...
04/01/2024

"Okano Ginemon Kanehide" by Kuniyoshi, printed in c.1847. from the series "Biographies of the Loyal Retainers" depicting the 47 Ronin. Okano Ginemon Kanehide was not brought up for a military career, however he wielded his weapon with marvelous skill on the night of the attack. On the night of the attack, there was no one who surpassed him in valor. His katana was a Tomohisa with a length of 2-shaku 4-sun and his wakizashi was a michinaga.

View more prints from this series here: https://www.roningallery.com/artists/Kuniyoshi/custitem8/Biographies-of-the-Loyal-Retainers/custitemavailable_in_stock/Available

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  artists often drew inspiration from the same folktales,   plays, and legends. In this design,   depicts  , or the Hero...
03/26/2024

artists often drew inspiration from the same folktales, plays, and legends. In this design, depicts , or the Heron Maiden. The tale goes that one day, a young man saves an injured heron and shortly after, he meets a beautiful girl who later becomes his wife. It turns out that this woman has an exceptional talent for weaving, bringing prosperity and wealth to the couple. The woman's only request was that the man never look in the room while she is at work. One day, he defies her wishes and looks in to watch her at the loom. Her disguise exposed, the woman turns back into a heron and flies away.

View this design and more by Yosh*toshi here: https://www.roningallery.com/heron-maiden_3

Regarded as a major   landscape artist of the 20th century,  ’s prints are characterized by their serenity of mood and f...
03/20/2024

Regarded as a major landscape artist of the 20th century, ’s prints are characterized by their serenity of mood and flawless composition. traveled widely in Japan and his subjects consisted mostly of his surroundings. These Japanese landscape prints are based upon small, quick sketches and watercolors taken from nature.

1. "Yakumo Bridge at Nagata Shrine, " designed 1930.
2. "The Road to " designed 1930.
3. "Nissaka on the Road" designed in 1942.

View and purchase these new lifetime designs here: https://www.roningallery.com/artists/Hasui

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"Meigetsuin, Kamakura" by Kazuyuki Ohtsu. Kazuyuki Ohtsu is a contemporary woodblock print artist. Born in 1935 in Iseza...
03/19/2024

"Meigetsuin, Kamakura" by Kazuyuki Ohtsu. Kazuyuki Ohtsu is a contemporary woodblock print artist. Born in 1935 in Isezaki City in Gunma Prefecture, he began woodblock printmaking in 1954. In 1958, he became the assistant to Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1977), a prominent artist of the Sosaku Hanga ("creative print") movement, a position he held until Saito's death. Following his teacher's death, Ohtsu focused on his own prints. Similarities between the two artists can be seen in their geometric compositions and rich texture. Many of Ohtsu’s prints depicts natural scenes.

View more in our newest online exhibition "Hooray! It's Spring" here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/Hooray%2C-It%27s-Spring%21?show=48

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Okiie Hashimoto was a modern woodblock print artist active during the mid-20th century. His self-carved works often port...
03/11/2024

Okiie Hashimoto was a modern woodblock print artist active during the mid-20th century. His self-carved works often portray and from unexpected vantage points. Born in the Tottori prefecture, Hashimoto studied (Western-style oil painting) and art education at Tokyo School of Fine Arts.

View this print and more in our newest exhibition "No Room for Excuses:" Sosaku Hanga of the 1940s & 1950s: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/%22No-Room-for-Excuses%3A%22-Sosaku-Hanga-of-the-1940s--AND--1950s?order=custitem_artist:asc&show=48

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Now on View!  "No Room for Excuses:" Sosaku Hanga of the 1940s & 1950s. Celebrating originality and authorship, the sosa...
03/08/2024

Now on View! "No Room for Excuses:" Sosaku Hanga of the 1940s & 1950s. Celebrating originality and authorship, the sosaku hanga, or “creative print,” movement embraced the idea of transformation. From the mind of the artist, an image evolved through knife and ink, shaped by the artist's intention, emotion, and their relationship with their materials and tools. As new materials invited fresh exploration of scale and texture, innovative uses for old tools proved equally revolutionary. While the origins of the movement trace to the turn of the 20th century, experienced its own transformation in audience, patronage, and acclaim following WWII. From international imagery to abstractions of home, matte monochrome to layered iridescence, Ronin Gallery invites you to experience this renaissance through the work of artists such as , , , , , and many more.

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1." , Incarnation of 's Fundamental Element" by Shiko Munakata, printed in c. 1958.
2."Long-tailed Cat" by , printed in c.1958.
3."Sleeping Woman" by , printed in 1956.

Now on View!  "No Room for Excuses:" Sosaku Hanga of the 1940s & 1950s. Celebrating originality and authorship, the sosa...
03/08/2024

Now on View! "No Room for Excuses:" Sosaku Hanga of the 1940s & 1950s. Celebrating originality and authorship, the sosaku hanga, or “creative print,” movement embraced the idea of transformation. From the mind of the artist, an image evolved through knife and ink, shaped by the artist's intention, emotion, and their relationship with their materials and tools. As new materials invited fresh exploration of scale and texture, innovative uses for old tools proved equally revolutionary. While the origins of the movement trace to the turn of the 20th century, experienced its own transformation in audience, patronage, and acclaim following WWII. From international imagery to abstractions of home, matte monochrome to layered iridescence, Ronin Gallery invites you to experience this renaissance through the work of artists such as , , , , , and many more.

View the exhibition here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/%22No-Room-for-Excuses%3A%22-Sosaku-Hanga-of-the-1940s--AND--1950s?order=custitem_artist:asc&show=48

1." , Incarnation of 's Fundamental Element" by Shiko Munakata, printed in c. 1958.
2."Long-tailed Cat" by , printed in c.1958.
3."Sleeping Woman" by , printed in 1956.

"Minamoto Clan at the Dan-no-Ura Battle" by Hideo Takeda, printed between 1985-1999. The Minamoto (Genji) clan, led by M...
03/04/2024

"Minamoto Clan at the Dan-no-Ura Battle" by Hideo Takeda, printed between 1985-1999. The Minamoto (Genji) clan, led by Minamoto no Yosh*tsune, defeated the Taira (Heike) clan at the historic battle of Dan-no-Ura in 1185, ending the Genpei War. After claming victory, the Minamoto clan marched to the imperial capital of Kyoto and later established the bakufu, becoming the first **un. This series was exhibited in a one man show at The British Museum.

DM us for inquiries or view this print and more works by Hideo Takeda here: https://www.roningallery.com/artists/takeda-hideo

Application Period Extended to March 24th! 応募締切を3月24日まで延長しました!Open to Japanese artists, the Ronin Globus Onbeat Artist-i...
03/01/2024

Application Period Extended to March 24th! 応募締切を3月24日まで延長しました!Open to Japanese artists, the Ronin Globus Onbeat Artist-in-Residence Program seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue by providing the opportunity for Japanese visual artists to live, work, and exhibit in New York City. Submit your application and learn more here: https://www.roningallery.com/air

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🐱🐶🦊Our newest exhibition "Animals Real and Imagined" explores the animal world in all its humor, beauty, and mystery. As...
02/29/2024

🐱🐶🦊Our newest exhibition "Animals Real and Imagined" explores the animal world in all its humor, beauty, and mystery. As house prowl among and leopards don costumes, foxes cause mischief and horses carry their riders to battle and beyond.
1. "First Laugh: Girl with " by Takeuchi , printed in 1910.
2. "Eye to Eye" by Tsukasa , c. 1990.
3. " Ricefield and Torinomachi Festival" by , printed in 1857.

View this collection here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/Animals-Real-and-imagined?page=2&show=48

🌊🌊🌊 "Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa" by Hokusai, printed in c. 1832.   achieved great fame through his meisho-e (famous...
02/27/2024

🌊🌊🌊 "Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa" by Hokusai, printed in c. 1832. achieved great fame through his meisho-e (famous place pictures), such as the acclaimed series Thirty-Six Views of (c. 1831-1833), which includes the iconic Under , aka . incorporated daring composition and aspects of one-point perspective into his landscapes. He revolutionized the landscape print, capturing the familiar and the imagined alike with innovative techniques and contemporary resonance.

View this work and more by Hokusai here: https://www.roningallery.com/artists/Hokusai

  Album of One Hundred Birds (Bairei Hyakucho Gafu), Volume 3.   is best recognized for his illustrated books and  , or ...
02/26/2024

Album of One Hundred Birds (Bairei Hyakucho Gafu), Volume 3. is best recognized for his illustrated books and , or bird-and-flower prints. In 1883, he released his most popular work, Bairei kacho gafu (Bairei’s Album of and ). This album considers pairs of birds and flowers throughout the four seasons. Like many of his fellow artists, Bairei incorporates some aspects of Western art in his work, yet retains a fidelity to the spirit of the print medium.

View this album and more illustrated books here: https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/Ehon%3A-Japanese-Illustrated-Books

"Moon Over Arakawa River, Akabane." Regarded as a major Japanese landscape artist of the 20th century,   Kawase’s prints...
02/22/2024

"Moon Over Arakawa River, Akabane." Regarded as a major Japanese landscape artist of the 20th century, Kawase’s prints are characterized by their serenity of mood and flawless composition. Shozaburo Watanabe was the first to recognize his artistic genius and soon became the most popular artist working for this prestigious publisher. Hasui traveled widely in Japan and his subjects consisted mostly of his surroundings. These Japanese landscape prints are based upon small, quick sketches and watercolors taken from nature. Unfortunately, during the earthquake of 1923, all of his woodblocks and over 200 sketches were destroyed. The works that predate this event are extremely scarce and in great demand today.

View this work and more here: https://www.roningallery.com/artists/Hasui

"Bridge at  " by Hiroshi Yoshida, printed in 1927.   was widely traveled and knowledgeable of Western aesthetics, yet ma...
02/21/2024

"Bridge at " by Hiroshi Yoshida, printed in 1927. was widely traveled and knowledgeable of Western aesthetics, yet maintained an allegiance to traditional Japanese techniques and traditions. Attracted by the calmer moments of nature, his woodblock prints breathe coolness, invite meditation, and set a soft, peaceful mood. All of his lifetime prints are signed “Hiroshi Yoshida” in pencil and marked with a jizuri (self-printed) seal outside of the margin. Within the image, most prints are signed “Yoshida” with brush and ink beside a red “Hiroshi” seal. Ronin Gallery offers a unique selection of Hiroshi Yoshida prints for sale.

View this work and more here: https://www.roningallery.com/artists/yoshida-hiroshi

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The Largest Collection of Japanese Prints in the USA

Ronin Gallery is one of the world’s leading dealers in Japanese woodblock prints and home to the largest collection of 17th-21st century Japanese prints for sale in the United States. Established in 1975 in the Explorers Club Mansion of New York City, the gallery is now located alongside Bryant Park in the historic Engineers Club at 32 West 40th Street.

Ronin Gallery has been family-owned and operated since its inception. Currently under second-generation management, the gallery continues to epitomize the highest standards of quality and expertise within the field. It has been Ronin Gallery’s pleasure and joy to help its clientele, whether first-time buyers or revered art institutions, build “collections rather than accumulations” of artwork.

Each year, Ronin Gallery curates at least four major exhibitions, over 40 online exhibitions, and publishes scholarly catalogs. In addition, the gallery regularly works with museums and other galleries to present collaborative exhibitions. As co-founder of the annual Ronin|Globus Artist-in-Residence Program, Ronin Gallery seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue through Japan’s vanguard of visual art while providing an opportunity for emerging and mid-career Japanese visual artists to live, work, and exhibit in New York City.

Ronin Gallery has been at the intersection of art and technology for over 25 years. Beginning with the launch of their first virtual gallery in the early 90s, Ronin has strived to combine traditional gallery charm with an innovative digital experience. Digital tools invite visitors to browse thousands of works with ease.