"Hinagata", a design sample book of formal kimono which has 30 woodblock prints. The designs are in the lower part of kimono, called "suso-moyo". The motifs are traditional designs of the scenery, plants, flowers etc. In good condition. Woodblock printed in Kyoto in Meiji 35 (1903) 16.5cm x 24cm
"Moyo Hinagata", a sample book of kimono designs whose motifs are traditional and seasonal scenery, events, plants etc. It has 16 designs printed in Meiji 29 (1897) in Kyoto. It was printed in Meiji, but they still keep up the designs of the Edo kosode kimono. In good condition. 16.5cm x 24cm
Japanese woodblock print by shin-hanga artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) titled "Rainy Yasuniwa, Nagano Prefecture", Hotei #480. Titled and signed, with 6mm cartouche in bottom right corner. Framed.
Size: (entire frame) 15" height, 20.25" width (artwork only) 10" height, 14" width
Original Japanese woodblock print by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), titled Ryogoku Bridge in Edo, from the Series 36 Views of Fuji, 1858. The image measures 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, plus margins.
This print is in very good condition, with some faint soiling and minor worm damage in image located on and below the boat.
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Japanese picture scroll, 12 pieces woodblock print ukiyo-e shunga, dating from the Tenpo era (1830 - 1844) to the end of Edo Period (the mid 1860's) by various artists.
Measurements about : 65 1/8" x 5" (165.5 x 12.7 cm)
Works area : 56 7/8" x 3 5/8" (144.5 x 9.3 cm)
There are damages due to aging, wrinkles, discolorations and minor scratches as seen in the photos.
Japanese woodblock print by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) titled "Fujiyama from Miho", signed in pencil, with stamp and printed title.
Size: 10.5" height, 15.75" width
Antique Japanese woodblock print by the famous woodblock artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), best known for his print titled 'The Giant Wave off Kanagawa'. This print depicts a small boy riding the back of an ox. Certified original by publisher T. Sakai est. 1874.
Size: 7" height, 5" width
Japanese woodblock print by renowned woodblock artist Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) , depicting a young giant Mushashibo Benkei, nicknamed Onikawa, crouched over a pool of water, waiting to attack the giant carp he discovered had eaten his mother. From the '36 Ghosts' series.
Size: 14" height, 9.25" width
Japanese Edo period woodblock print titled "Niekawa" from the series "The Sixty-nine Post-Stations of the Kisokaido Road" by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) published by Kagaya Yasubei in 1852. The scene depicts the legendary and honorable minister Takeshiuchi-no-sukune defeating his treacherous brother Anamiuchi-no-sukune in the ordeal of boiling water. Takeshiuchi plunges his hand into a cauldron of boiling water after being wrongly accused of treason...
Japanese Meiji period woodblock print by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) from the series "Pride of Tokyo - Famous Things" featuring famous places, products, and people of Tokyo. The top section features preserved foods, a kimono fabric sample is at the lower left, and a beauty reading a newspaper within a bamboo frame is at the lower right...
Japanese Meiji period "omocha-e" (toy picture) woodblock print illustrating various kitchen and restaurant products and furnishings available in the late 19th century. Chefs and waitresses are demonstrating their use. The title and artist's name (unidentified) are in black ink at the top margin. The publisher's information and the date of Meiji 15 (1882) is in the lower right margin. Vertical oban print measuring 14 1/2"V x 9 5/8"H (image: 13 1/4"V x 9"H)...
Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting the actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of Daiku Yoshiro. This image is Station 45: "Ishiyakuchi" from the series "Actors at the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" published by Tsutaya Kichizo in 1852/3. Very nice impression quality and color. The date and censor's seals, carver's seal, and signature of "Toyokuni ga" (in a red cartouche with blue snow) are at the right...
Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting the actor Onoe Kikugoro III as Mashiba Hisayoshi. This image is Station 55: "Kyoto" from the series "Actors at the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" published by Tsujiokaya Bunsuke in 1852/3. Very nice impression quality and color. The date and censor's seals, carver's seal, and signature of "Toyokuni ga" (in a red cartouche with yellow snow) are at the left. Measures 14 5/8"V x 10"H...
Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting the actor Nakamura Shikan in a dramatic scene with a knife clenched between his teeth and his arm penetrating a Japanese paper folding screen. The date seal (4th month of 1861) and the signature of the artist (signed "Toyokuni ga" in a red cartouche with yellow snow) are at the bottom left portion of the image. The seal of the publisher Moriya Jihei is at the lower right...
This is an interesting framed print by Toyukuni III of a two women in very fine kimonos watching a man, probably a servant, gather saucers that are floating down in a shallow stream. Twenty five years ago when I acquired the print I seem to recall a story that explains this scene. As I recall it, once a year a Daimyo in the large castle at the rear upper left of the scene would send small gifts downstream in floating saucers. The people downstream would then gather them up and take them home...
An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797–1858), from the series "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers - Tale of the 47 Ronin" (Chûshingura) in horizontal oban size. Depicting hunters returning after bringing the body of the murdered Yoichibei to his cottage. Signed "Hiroshige ga", published around 1836 by Izumiya Ichibei and censor's seal: kiwame...
TOYONOBU UTAGAWA (1859-1896), Ninja Attack, Hideyoshi's Retainers, 1883. Publisher: Hara Taneaki(?). Good overall condition/colors. Has a vertical crease in the center where it was folded and therefore a small fissure at the bottom, invisible when framed. Size: 35.5 cm. x 47 cm. (14" x 18.5"). Also exhibited at Honolulu Museum of Art.
TOYONOBU UTAAGAWA (1859-1896), Future Bride. Woodblock from Shinsen Taikoki, new biography of the Taiko (Toyotomi Hideyoshi), 1883. Good overall condition/colors. Has a vertical crease in the center where it was folded. Size: 35.5 cm x 47 cm. (14" x 18.5"), Rare!