Illustrations From Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896)

Watanabe Seitei's gorgeous illustrations from a 19th Century Japanese book

These Japanese illustrations are from the original edition of Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896), a collection of woodblock prints from Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei (渡辺 省亭, 1851 in Edo – 1918). In 1878 he travelled in the United States and Europe, attending the 1878 International Exhibition. He remained in Paris for three years, becoming the first Nihonga artist to live in Europe with the aim of studying Western painting.

 

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Vine illustration

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Wind and flower illustration

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Parasol print on a Japanese robe

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Morning glory

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Landscape illustration

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Floral pattern

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Seamless gold fish

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Skyscape with birds flying

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Forest Illustration

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Nature Illustration

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Eastern Asian inspired kettle Illustration

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Moon illustration

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Flowers on the footpath

Bijutsu Sekai (1893–1896). A beautiful collection of woodblock prints from the prominent Kacho-ga artist, Watanabe Seitei.

Pink sky

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