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"Ukiyo-e Coaster: 'The Girl Blowing a Glass Vase' by Kitagawa Utamaro"

"Ukiyo-e Coaster: 'The Girl Blowing a Glass Vase' by Kitagawa Utamaro"

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Ukiyo-e Inspired Acrylic Coasters

Enhance your tea time with these acrylic coasters featuring Ukiyo-e motifs, infusing art into even the smallest of items.

Currently available in six different designs, we also offer discounted set prices.

Specifications:

  • Diameter: 90mm
  • Thickness: 3mm
  • Weight: 22g

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

A master of Ukiyo-e beauty portraits, Utamaro began his artistic journey by apprenticing under the Kano school painter Toriyama Sekien during his childhood. At the age of around 22, he started creating illustrations and gained tremendous popularity for his large-head portraits of beautiful women, known as 'okubi-e,' starting around 1791. However, in 1804, at the height of his popularity, he was arrested and punished by the Shogunate for violating their prohibition on color prints, and he passed away in despair in 1806.

'The Girl Blowing a Glass Vase'

This is one of Utamaro's iconic beauty portraits. The glass vase (Poppin) depicted was a popular glass toy of that time, which made a 'pop' sound when blown into. The kimono features a fashionable red-and-white checkered pattern that was in vogue at the time, reflecting the contemporary fashion while capturing the elegance of the girl.

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