Hiroshige 2020 Calendar

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"Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858) was one of the last great masters of Edo period ukiyo-e painting and polychrome printmaking. He created some of his most memorable and influential works during the 1850s, the final decade of his life. This period of productivity coincided with the end of shogun rule and the subsequent opening of Japan’s political and cultural borders to the West. Hiroshige’s works honor the past and the present, the timeless and the ephemeral. The term ukiyo is a reference to Buddhist belief about the transient nature of life, the “floating world” of living in the moment. In delicately hued ukiyo-e images, Hiroshige evokes the human experience of the natural world—from Mt. Fuji’s permanence to the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms in temple gardens. This calendar showcases twelve of Hiroshige’s prints in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable. FSC license code FSC N001864.

Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: Pomegranate (July 1, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764983261
ISBN-13: 978-0764983269
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 0.2 x 12.8 inches"