Akiva Krauthamer

24 Mar 2016

The dataset that I’ve chosen to use is a collection of 223,128 Japanese woodblock prints collected from museums, collectors, dealers, Universities and more.

The Ukiyo-e dataset is fantastic. It’s easy to use, gathers data from a huge number of sources, and helps identify similar prints. A big thank you to the creator John Resig.

Wood block print


I’m interested in exploring and deconstructing the way that these prints were created. Each print was made with one or more caved blocks of wood (one for each color). I’d like to find a way of breaking this down and seeing patterns in the creation process.