Firefly hunting

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Firefly hunting by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) is a Japanese woodblock print showing women in kimono hunting fireflies at night by a lake. Catching firefly was a popular pastime in the countryside near water and these scenes were often captured by Japanese artists of the Edo period. The women were usually elegant women in beautiful kimonos and carried fans and boxes with them.

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We use fine art paper sourced from UK paper mills for our prints. The paper type has been chosen to best suit the original artwork.


Acid free, extra thick smooth white mount board with a white core.


Please note that a copyright line is included under the image.


Clear acrylic. We use clear acrylic glazing for safety and longevity.


Finished and framed by hand in Sussex by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings. The finished product has a taped back and is supplied ready to hang.


Each print is made-to-order and carefully packaged to ensure safe transportation.

Prints and frames handmade in England

V&A Custom Prints are high quality art prints of images from across the V&A collections. From Japanese woodblock prints to book illustration, textile designs and photography this collection of prints offers a glimpse into the rich and diverse nature of the V&A.

The process is simple: select an image, choose your preferred size and frame and then place your order.

Each artwork is giclée printed using archival quality inks. Made in England on the Sussex coast, our prints are hand finished and framed by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings and carefully packaged and delivered directly to your door.

About the artist

Utagawa Kunisada

Utagawa Kunisada was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist born in Honjo, an eastern district of Edo which is now known as modern day Tokyo. He was a designer of woodblock prints in 19th century Japan.