Taccia Ukiyo-e Hiroshige Utagawa fountain pen ink in "Lapis Lazuli Blue". This ink is made of raw materials that are safe for fountain pens with the production supervised by a color consultant in Japan. Each ink has been produced by Japanese stationery experts and manufactured in Japan.
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 12 October 1858), was considered the last great master of that tradition of the Ukiyo-e tradition. During his 62-year lifetime, Hiroshige produced over 8,000 works.
The subject of the majority of his works were atypical of the ukiyo-e genre as he preferred to capture landscapes and scenes of everyday life instead of beautiful women and popular actors. The popular series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Hokusai was a strong influence on Hiroshige's choice of subject, though Hiroshige's approach was more poetic and ambient than Hokusai's bolder, more formal prints. Subtle use of color and color gradation are signature aspects of a Hiroshige print.
Hiroshige's work came to have a marked influence on western European painting towards the close of the 19th century as a part of the trend in Japonism. Western European artists, such as Manet and Monet, collected and closely studied Hiroshige's compositions. Vincent van Gogh even went so far as to paint copies of two of Hiroshige's prints from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series.