Thursday, July 10, 2008

UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection

This digitized collection of almost 400 Japanese woodblock prints "illustrates a wide variety of health-related topics. The prints provide a window into traditional Japanese attitudes toward illness, the human body, women, religion, and the West." Searchable; or view prints by themes such as contagious disease, drug advertisements, and religion and health. From the Library and Center for Knowledge Management at the University of California, San Francisco.


  1. Thank you for these! I love the woodblocks, and back in the day used to collect them sort of. I still have a bunch to frame, I need to get them out.

  2. I'm back from vacation and see that I've missed out on a lot of fun things on your blog. I'm tickled to know your well project is providing lots of water.

  3. Oh I love Japanese prints or Ukiyo-e... pictures from the floating world is just such a romantic way of saying prints too!

    I've worked in museums with huge collections of them and they are always a pleasure... as well as being dazzlingly finely done.

  4. Awesome link -- thank you!


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