Japanese Coloured Woodcut Print • Late19C

Here is a three-panel coloured woodcut from Japan. It shows the the first train to leave Yokohama. The print is from the late 19C.

I’ve always liked the graphic style of these images. I love the way the flat-colour 2D shapeshift into 3D and space…and that these images help invent the modern poster and the psychedelic experimentation of the 1960s.

I’ll be posting a few more railway themed images from Japan.

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