Maharishi commemorates artworks from the Japanese Ukiyo-e art period for Autumn Winter 2023.

The ukiyo-e art period refers to a genre of Japanese art that flourished from the 17th to the 19th century. Ukiyo-e translates to "pictures of the floating world" and primarily depicts scenes from the urban culture of Edo (now Tokyo). 

Masters of ukiyo-e, known as painters or printmakers, pioneered woodblock printing for efficient reproduction, a breakthrough in the art form. Woodblock printing allowed for efficient reproduction of images and widespread distribution, making art accessible to a larger audience. The process involved carving the desired image onto a wooden block, which was then inked and pressed onto paper. This technique allowed ukiyo-e artists to create vibrant and detailed prints with multiple colors and intricate designs.

Left: Utagawa Hiroshige, Cranes flying over waves before the setting sun, 1858‎ · Right: 4506 Peace Cranes Hooded Sweat
Left: 4505 Flying Peace Cranes Crew Sweat · Right: 4504 Peace Cargo Snopants® Loose Fit
Left: 4500 Ninjutsu Snopants® Loose Fit · Right: A ninja and Prince Hikaru Genji, Utagawa Kunisada, 1853
Left: The actors Matsumoto Kōshirō, Iwai Hanshirō, and Nakamura Shikan, Kunisada Utagawa, 1825 · Right: 1071 Kuroko Organic T-Shirt
Left: Satô Masakiyo on a Tiger Hunt, Utagawa Kuniteru, 1860 · Right: AW23 Tiger vs. Samurai Artwork