Inside: A collection of all Japanese vintage posts on Pictureboxblue in one place. From maps to botanicals, art and travel posters and photos.
A trip to Japan is definitely on my bucket list. Hopefully, when travel returns to normal over the next few years I will make it to Tokyo. I love Japanese art, culture and food and can’t wait to see the country too.
My love of all things vintage Japan is reflected by the number of Japanese themed posts curated on the site. There are many more Japanese collections I can’t wait to curate.
Don’t forget to pin this post and return. More and more Japanese themed vintage images will be featured.
Japanese art and culture have greatly influenced western artists and designers over the centuries. The early ukiyo-e woodblock prints of artists such as Utagawa Kuniyoshi influenced the 19th-century impressionist art movement.
Vintage Japanese art and design were also very important elements of the Art Nouveau movement. For example, the well-known artist and designer Maurice Pillard Verneuil was inspired by Japanese art and nature.
Exhibitions held in London and Paris in the 1860s displayed Japanese arts and crafts to the west for the first time. The Japanese aesthetic impacted the Arts and Crafts movement pioneered by William Morris. He admired Japanese craftsmanship as a counter to the machine-made products of the industrial revolution.
The British designer Christopher Dresser was an advocate of Japanese design. He also worked as an art advisor for Londos, a company that imported Japanese goods.
The Japanese Vintage Collection
The following collection of posts is a mixture of photos, maps, illustrations and art. They all have one common theme: they are from 18th, 19th and early 20th century Japan.
Just visit the collection that you are interested in. There you will be able to download and print antique Japanese images.
They are all in the Public Domain. Just click on the title above the image you want. It will then open in a new window on your browser. The images can be saved to your device by right-clicking on them with your mouse.
Some vintage images of Japanese board games are in the vintage board game illustrations collection and in the hot air balloon art prints. Octopuses are a popular theme in Japanese culture, so a few Japanese woodblock prints are in this octopus illustrations collection.
Don’t forget to check out the many other vintage art and design collections on Pictureboxblue.