Ukiyo-e (pronunced ooki-yo-aye), “pictures of the floating world” is a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries.
~read more here.
Hi kawaii + creative family!
Swinging thru¥u with some ukiyo-e inspiration from Ronin’s 40 for 40 exhibit.
A couple weeks ago, my sister Nikkia Redd and I decided to hop on a bus to New York for Ronin Gallery’s 40 for 40, featuring 40 ukiyo-e masters.
But before I go too far, check out this recent article by my friend, DJ, language exchange buddy, and big brother Passo, here. If you don’t read Japanese, please don’t worry! I am currently translating it to share here in later days. ❤
And on to better things …
Please enjoy our day trip with us ~
A quick lunch of spicy miso ramen at Tabata was a delicious way to start the day.
40 for 40 Photo Spam
beautiful kimono prints
This trip has inspired me even more to market myself for my Japanese (inspired) style.
Kinokunya + Home
Before heading back to the bus, we stopped at Kinokunya for some book therapy (as if we didn’t collect enough already haha)
I found these cuties!
I’ll leave you with my one ukiyo-e inspired back piece that I am currently doing on a long time client/ friend, Greg.
We have a long way to go!
I hope you enjoyed our trip as much as we did!
As always, thanks for reading!
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