Influence of Japan: Utamaro and Sharaku Art motifs in your home

Used to post items or simply as decoration, refrigerator magnets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and are popular among collectors. Here are some beautiful Japanese style magnet plates with motifs of popular Ukyo-e prints.

Charming magnet plate that features Ukiyo-e print of a Three Beauties of the Present Day (当時三美人 Tōji San Bijin) created by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753–1806). Utamaro was one of the most highly regarded practitioners of the Ukiyo-e genre, especially for his portraits of female beauties, or Bijin-ga.The triangular composition depicts the busts of three celebrity beauties of the time: geisha Tomimoto Toyohina, and teahouse waitresses Naniwa Kita and Takashima Hisa. The print is also known under the titles Three Beauties of the Kansei Era (寛政三美人 Kansei San Bijin) and Three Famous Beauties (高名三美人 Kōmei San Bijin).

Originalus magnetukas šaldytuvui, vaizduojantis vieno žymiausių XIX a. pab. klasikinės japonų graviūros dailininkų Utamaro Kitagava (喜多川 歌麿, 1753-1806) sukurtą darbą “Trys Kansei eros gražuolės”. Dailininkas Utamaro garsėjo kaip bidžin-ga žanro meistras. Geriausiose jo graviūrose sukurtas apibendrintas gražios moters portretas ilgainiui tapo japonų nacionalinio moters grožio idealu.

These magnets can be used as an original and functional decoration for your refrigerator or become a nice souvenir for special occasions. Use it to hold refrigerator notes, photos, dress up a school locker or simply make it a room or workspace decoration. Adds stylish fun to any room. Collect them, trade them. Great idea for a gift.

Magnet plate featuring Ukiyo-e print of a young woman portrait, turned to the left, blowing into a glass toy pipe.
This one features picture of Kabuki Actor Ōtani Oniji III as Yakko Edobei in the Play The Colored Reins of a Loving Wife (Koi nyōbō somewake tazuna). Originaly it is a woodblock print of famous Japanese Edo period artist Tōshūsai Sharaku work. Sharaku was renowned for creating visually bold prints that gave rare revealing glimpses into the world of kabuki. Actor Otani Oniji II is captured here in the role of Yakko Edobe. A yakko is a manservant often used by samurai to perform violent deeds.

Viršuje esantis magnetukas vaizduoja japoniško kabuki teatro aktorių Ōtani Oniji III vaidinantį Yakko Edobei rolę. Šis portretas sukurtas garsaus ir paslaptingo japonų XVIII a. ukiyo-e meistro, kūrusio spalvotas medžio graviūras Tošiusajaus Šiaraku (Toshusai Sharaku).

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