Woodblock prints from the Edo period (1603-1868 CE) are some of the most enduring images of Japan. These prints are like snapshots capturing people and places at brief moments in time.
Many of the places depicted in Japanese woodblock prints still exist today. Like the Fushimi Inari Taisha print from the artist Hasegawa Sadanobu’s series Famous Places in the Capital.
This video identifies the various structures and symbols in this print, highlights some common stylistic features of woodblock prints, and brings in images of the Fushimi Inari Taisha today.