Japanese Art Online

Christie's International Japanese department presents a series of curated online auctions throughout the year featuring sought-after artists of Japanese prints including, Hokusai, Utamaro, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi; fascinating Japanese export works of art in our sale inspired by 17th -18th century East-West trade and the presence of Japanese art at the European Court; and a broad range of works from private collections representing the very best of Japanese craftsmanship throughout the centuries and up to the present day.

Online sales of Japanese art provide clients with the convenience of online browsing and 24 hour access from anywhere in the world, and present exciting opportunities for both emerging enthusiasts and established collectors.

To receive information about the auctions, upcoming events and more, please provides us with your email address.

Upcoming Sales

From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints Online
Registration open: 1 June
Bidding: 15-22 June

Mingei Art of Japan: including works from the Martha Longenecker Collection
Registration open: 8 June
Bidding: 22-29 June

Edo to Post-War: 500 Years of Japanese Art and Design
Registration open: 25 October
Bidding: 8-15 November


Kuniko Matsui
Junior Specialist, Japanese & Korean Works of Art
+44 (0) 207 752 3254.

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If you have a specific query about these upcoming Online Auctions, or are interested in consigning to our online sales, please contact japaneseartonline@christies.com


Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
The courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Kado-Tamaya, from the series Famous Flowers of Beauty from the Pleasure Quarters
Woodblock print, published by Wakasaya Yoichi, circa 1801
Vertical oban (37 x 24.9cm.)