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.

4 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  4. Awesome link -- thank you!

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