Takahashi Kobo woodblock print "The men of Edo"

When we hear the word "Ukiyoe" we think of Katsushika Hokusai's pictures of giant waves, Toshusai Sharaku's pictures of actors, and so on.

Many of these were produced as woodblock prints, and are said to be the roots of Japanese printing technology, which is characterized by colorful, multicolor printing.

The technique is called "Edo Mokuhanga (woodblock print)" and has been handed down traditionally for over 400 years, mainly in Tokyo. Using materials and techniques unchanged since the Edo period, craftsmen are still reviving Ukiyoe woodbblock prints loved by the people of Edo in the modern age.

Takahashi Kobo has been in the family of Edo woodblock print printers for generations, and since the fourth generation, we have also been a "publisher".

Since its establishment more than 160 years ago, we have continued to produce traditional woodblock prints.

The stylish men of Edo showcased in simple frames. This work uses woodblock prints on Echizenkizukibousho paper to display the men of Edo that appear in the work of Hokusai Manga. With a modern finish, it suits both Japanese and Western rooms. The work comes with a frame so you can put it on display and enjoy it from the day it arrives.

Note: This product has been recognized as a Traditional Craft Product designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and as a Tokyo Traditional Craft under the Edo Woodblock Prints brand. The brand creates traditional multi-colour woodblock prints using techniques and methods that have remained unchanged since the Edo period. Echizenkizukibousho paper is used.