Another favorite Japanese ukiyo-e artist of mine is Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858). Hiroshige is considered to be one of the last great ukiyo-e masters. The print above of the Awa Whirlpool (from the “Famous Views of 60-odd Provinces” collection) is a masterpiece of color using the ukiyo-e woodblock print technique. Whirlpools have long represented portals to other – Read More –