Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) was a Japanese print maker who specialized in the study of women and of insects in nature. Woodblock prints were printed on rice paper and were often advertisements for plays. Later his prints were used as "trash" to wrap exported porcelain. Can you imagine? Well, imagine one of these magnificent art pieces gracing your wall.
These charming Japanese prints would definitely give my empty wall a dose of quaint Oriental character. Kitagawa Utamaro's legendary artwork features authentic calligraphy, vivid colors and the artist's unflinching eye for detail. It might even inspire you to learn Japanese.