Rising Sun Prints was founded on a deep belief in the power of art to nurture and expand the human spirit.
There’s something unique about Japan and the Ukiyo-e movement. It’s a style like no other, with meticulous detail, stunning color and varied moods. It’s a window into something timeless: the beauty of traditional Japan.
Edo is now Tokyo, and Japan has reinvented itself over the course of the 20th century. But at Rising Sun Prints, the spirit of Japanese art’s golden era lives on.
We exist to help lovers of Japanese culture live a more artful life, and to conserve and share the wonderful art of the Ukiyo-e masters.
In the words of our founder, Jack Jenkins:
"I felt moved by the transcendent beauty of the Ukiyo-e masters, and a desire to make these works known and available.
In the art-form’s heyday, Ukiyo-e were mass-produced for the general public, costing about as much as a bowl of rice. That way, anyone could enjoy a famous view of a distant land, or their home city.
Paintings were for the wealthy social elite, the aristocrats. Ukiyo-e prints were made so that everyone could enjoy the masterpieces of the renowned artists of the day, like Hokusai or Kunisada.
Nowadays, you'll need a spare $10,000 to compete against collectors in auctions, if you want a faded, probably damaged Hokusai print. But in the spirit of the original Ukiyo-e publishers, at Rising Sun Prints we’re making Ukiyo-e accessible to all."
- Jack Jenkins, Founder
With our curated collections of stunning prints, we offer anyone the opportunity to bring a fragment of Japan’s timeless beauty into their home.
With our features and documentaries, we help our community appreciate and discover Japanese artists and their life’s work.
Will you join us in appreciating, sharing and promoting this uniquely beautiful art form?
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