Classical Ukiyo-e Come to Life in Animated GIFs

animated-ukiyoe-gif-1“Yoshida at Tōkaidō” by Katsushika Hokusai. Part of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series.

Japanese animator Segawa37 has computerized certain parts of these original images Ukiyo-e, putting them in motion.
To entering into a GIF contest sponsored by Adobe, Segawa 37 created a total of 8 different Ukiyo-e GIFs.

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Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重)The fifty-stree stages of Tokaido

animated-ukiyoe-gif-2Katsushika Hokusai’s “Ejiri in Suruga Province.” Part of Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.

animated-ukiyoe-gif-fireworksA light show over the Sumida River in”Firework Show at Ryogoku” by Kiyochika Kobayashi

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Hosoda Hideyuki (Motoyuki alias Toribun HitoshiSakae) // 東京新富町守田座大入之図 – national Catalogs Baidu 1872

animated-ukiyoe-gif-kites“A sketch of the Mitsui shop in Suruga in Edo” by Katsushika Hokusai. The location is today’s Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi.

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“Tea house at Koishikawa” by Katsushika Hokusai. Part of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series.

【動く浮世絵】江戸、満月の夜 created by 瀬川三十七“Night View of Sarukawa-machi” from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series by  Hiroshige

via [Spoon&Tamago]

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One Response to Classical Ukiyo-e Come to Life in Animated GIFs

  1. Stunning graphics

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