Hello, my name is Liudmila. I was born in Lithuania, have family roots in Russia, but now I live in Norway:) I can't tell anything astonishing about myself... I'm not registered in the Guinness Book of Records, haven't invented the bicycle and wasn't elected as a president :D I'm an ordirary person with simple hobbies - love travelling, reading books, meeting my friends, I just love life as it is, with all advantages and disadvantages. I just have an interesting hobby - I collect bookmarks :) I'm a passionate bookmark collector and hope to find more collectors, exchange bookmarks with them, show my collection to others and have a look at other collections :) You can contact me, if you're interested in bookmark exchange :) Hope to find friends from all over the world :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Japan Snow Woodblock

This is a beautiful bookmark featuring snow scenes taken from the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series of woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige. Each side of the bookmark depicts a different print (photo depicts front and back of bookmark). It includes a matching ivory-colored tassel and is about 4.75"x2.5" (not counting the tassel). 

Utagawa Hiroshige ( 1797 – October 12, 1858) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, and one of the last great artists in that tradition. He was also referred to as Andō Hiroshige  (an irregular combination of family name and art name)[1] and by the art name of Ichiyūsai Hiroshige .More...

 Edo was the city where the artist Utagawa Hiroshige  was born, lived, and died, and it is the place depicted in the majority of his landscape prints. Edo (renamed Tokyo in 1868) was the largest city in the world by the eighteenth century, with a population of more than one million people. Established first as a castle town in 1590, Edo became the de facto political capital of Japan in 1603.More...

          Memorial Portrait of Ichiryusai Hiroshige, 1858. Woodblock print. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, John Chandler Bancroft Collection (Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786–1864))

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