ukiyo-e collectors profiles

Ukiyo-e Collectors

We are publishing the "profiles" of real Ukiyo-e collectors. The goal is to provide insights into the collections of various people, to educate and elevate the visibility of Ukiyo-e collecting. We'd love you to participate!

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Ofer Shagan, a businessman, has been living in Japan since 1989. His passion for art and antiques has led him to travel across Asia acquiring magnificent art objects.


George Serban has a passion for Japanese art, and has been an avid Ukiyo-e collector for ten years. His impressive collection now includes around 2,000 works by 60 Edo and Meiji era artists.


Scott has been collecting, buying and selling Ukiyo-e for 10 years at his gallery called "The Basement Japanese Gallery" located in Salt Lake City.


Chris has only been collecting woodblock prints for 3 years but was initially attracted to ukiyo-e after visiting the British Museum's Shunga exhibition in 2013.


Ron started collecting ukiyo-e in the early 1970's when he lived in Yokosuka Japan.


Ariel has been collecting woodblock prints since 2017. Ariel is also an artist and holds a B.A. and Masters degree.


"The Ukiyo-e Collector" is the alias of this print collector. His favorite artists are Toyohara Kunichika, Kunisada Utagawa, and Yoshitoshi Tsukioka.