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Katsushika Hokusai - Surimono - Candy Seller - c.1805.

Katsushika Hokusai - Surimono - Candy Seller - c.1805.

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Antique Japanese woodblock print by Hokusai (1760-1849). Surimono (Commisioned print). 
Date: c.1805. Title: 'Odawara Gairo-uri'. Size: 6 3/4" x 5" inches. Fine impression, very good 
color and condition. Some slight browning, marks and flaws. Magnificently detailed piece with 
metallic pigments and gauffrage.

A gairo (corrupted from the word uiro, a Japanese sweet made from rice-powder) seller sound the praises of his merchandise. This scene also depicts a part from the kabuki play 'Wakamidori Ikioi Soga'. In this play the long words used by the gairo seller to allure his customers are famous tongue twisters.


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Kawanabe Kyõsai - Giga-e - Comic - Musical Octopus - Meiji Period.

Kawanabe Kyõsai - Giga-e - Comic - Musical Octopus - Meiji Period.

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Antique Japanese woodblock print by Kawanabe Kyõsai (1831-1889). Giga-e (Comic print). 
Date: Meiji period. Size: 7" x 3 3/4" inches. Series:'
Kyosai Hyakuzu (One Hundred Pictures of 
Kyosai)'. Signature: Motome ni ōjite Shōjō Kyōsai. Fine impression, color and condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only.

An octopus entertains his blended audience (all kind of sea creatures) by playing various instruments (he conducts, plays the drum and also the shamisen) while sitting on a rock. 
A lobster holds a candle in the air to illuminate the musical event.

Reference: This series is treated in 'Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyōsai', Oikawa Shigeru, Clark Timothy and Forrer Matthi, Tokyo Shinbun, 1996.

This print series was immensely popular, making a large profit for the publishers and enhanced Kyosai's reputation.


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Exquisite Okubi-e Portrait - Kunisada - Genji Of The East - c.1837.

Exquisite Okubi-e Portrait - Kunisada - Genji Of The East - c.1837.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1837. Okubi-e size: 10 1/10" x 7 1/3" inches. Series:' Genji of the East, Charm of
Flowers and Birds (Kachõ yojõ Azuma Genji). Excellent impression (with extensive use of
gauffrage and silver and gold pigments), fine color and very good condition. Some very tiny 
binding holes (border only!), one tiny wormhole left margin, minor wear and soiling. 
Minor marks  and flaws.The printing of this shunga is of an extremely high quality with 
excellent use of metallic pigments and gauffrage.

A magnificent okubi-e ( close-up ) portrait of a languised married ( indicated by the black teeth )
woman who's holding a handkerchief between her teeth.  In Ukiyo-e this symbolized the longing 
for a renewed passionate love.

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Famous Utagawa Hiroshige - Spring Rain -

53 Stations Of The Tokaido - c.1832.

Famous Utagawa Hiroshige - Spring Rain - 53 Stations Of The Tokaido - c.1832.

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Rare Kunitoshi - Yokohama-e - Ladies In Western Attire - c.1860.

Rare Kunitoshi - Yokohama-e - Ladies In Western Attire - c.1860.

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Original Japanese woodblock print Kunitoshi (1847-1899). Yokohama-e (Westerners). 
Date: c.1860s. Oban tate-e size: 9 1/4" x 13 7/8" inches. Signed: Kunitoshi. Very good 
impression, color and condition. A few light spots, a very slight horizontal fold, overall in 
a nice state.

Fascinating portrait of two Japanese women dressed in the latest Western fashions. Both wear long dresses with full skirts and overskirts pulled into bustles at the back. The tightly fitted bodices feature long sleeves and high collars, and each woman wears an elaborate hat decorated with feathers. An arrangement of blossoming branches sits in a large blue vase on a low red lacquer table at right. Nicely detailed and attractively colored. A strikingly rare detail is the artist's name which appears in English cursive at lower right instead of in Japanese. Another Western-influenced detail are the shadows on the overskirt of the woman on the left.

A handsome and unusual design showcasing the rapid modenization of Japan during the Meiji era.


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Rare Yoshimori - Yokohama-e - United States Sailing Ship - c.1872.

Rare Yoshimori - Yokohama-e - United States Sailing Ship - c.1872.

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Original Japanese woodblock print Utagawa Yoshimori (1830-1884). Yokohama-e (Westerners). 
Date: 10/1872. Oban tate-e size: 8 1/4" x 13" inches. Signed: Kōsai sha (Yoshimori). Publisher: 
Ōtaya Takichi. Title: 'An American Ship in the Open Sea off Arai'. Series: 'Painting and 
Calligraphy of the Fifty-Three Stations' (Shoga gojūsan eki). Fine impression (with gauffrage),
very good color and condition. Backed with paper, horizontal centerfold (now flattened!), some
very small wormhole repairs, minor wear and soiling. Generally in a very good condition overall.

Magnificent design of a United States ship making its way through rough seas. The sails billowing and flags and pennants fluttering in the wind. The three masts rise above the frame of the lower image, giving the ship an impressive size and adding a real sense of depth to the scene. White-capped waves crash against the bow as the sea gently rolls, and a soft golden yellow glow spreads along the horizon. The telegraph was soon introduced to Japan and interest in this new technology can be seen the telegraph pole included in the design on the right.

One of the most dramatic images from this series, beautifully composed and detailed. 
Fine cloth embossing in the background of the calligraphy panel across the top.


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Rare Kacho-e - Komori Soseki

Black Moorhens Under Lotus In The Rain - c.1929.

Rare Kacho-e - Komori Soseki - Black Moorhens Under Lotus In The Rain - c.1929.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Komori Soseki (active 1920s). 
Date: c.1929. O-tanzakuban tate-e size: 14 1/2" x 8" inches. Publisher: Kawaguchi & Sakai. 
Excellent impression (with bokashi shading and gauffrage!), fine color and very good condition. 
Full size. Paper slightly toned towards top on verso. Two small tears in margins repaired.

Subject: Two black moorhens, sheltering from the rain under lotus leaves. Look for the colourful gradient edges of the lily pads, the amazing use of bokashi shading to blues and multi-colored lotus leaves and the wonderful over-print falling rain!

Very little is known about the artist Komori Soseki (aka. Shoseki). His exquisite kacho-e (bird and flower) prints, which he designed during the 1920s and early 1930s, are acclaimed for their sensitive rendering and lush printing and are nowadays very difficult to find.


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Utagawa Toyokuni I
Shunga - Rainy Night - c.1823.

Utagawa Toyokuni I SHUNGA

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Antique original Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1823. Size: 10 2/3" x  8 1/3" inches. 
Fine impression (with gauffrage on rain), color and very good condition. 
Very minor soiling, some very tiny wormholes, marks and flaws.


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Utagawa Toyokuni I
Shunga - Umbrella - c.1823.

Utagawa Toyokuni I SHUNGA

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Antique original Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1823. Size: 10 2/3" x  8 1/6" inches. 
Fine impression (with gauffrage on rain), color and very good condition. 
Very minor soiling, marks and flaws.


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Utagawa Toyokuni I - Shunga - Rainscene - c.1823.

Utagawa Toyokuni I SHUNGA

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Antique original Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1823. Size: 8 1/3" x  5 1/2" inches. 
Fine impression (with gauffrage on rain), color and very good condition. 
Very minor soiling, marks and flaws.

Excellent rainscene reminiscencing Hiroshige's famous 'Sudden Shower' design 


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Utagawa Toyokuni I - Shunga - Bird - c.1823.

Utagawa Toyokuni I - Shunga - Bird - c.1823.

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Antique original Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1823. Size: 8 2/3" x  6" inches. 
Fine impression (with gauffrage), color and very good condition. 
Very minor soiling, marks and flaws.


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Shunga - Snowy Flowers - Utagawa Toyokuni I.

Shunga - Snowy Flowers - Utagawa Toyokuni I.

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Antique original Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1823. Size: 8 1/4" x  5 2/3" inches. 
Fine impression, color and very good condition. 
Very minor soiling, two very tiny wormholes, marks and flaws.


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Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Bonsai Tree - c.1840.

Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Bonsai Tree - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1840s. Size: 8 2/3" x 6" inches. 
Fine impression, colors and very good condition. Tiny binding holes (margin!).
Very minor marks and flaws only. 


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Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Travellers - c.1840.

Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Travellers - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1840s. Size: 8 2/3" x 6" inches. 
Fine impression, colors andnear fine condition. 
Tiny binding holes (margin!). Very minor marks and flaws only. 


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Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Moonlight - c.1840.

Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Moonlight - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1840s. Size: 8 2/3" x 6" inches. 
Fine impression, colors and very good condition. 
Tiny binding holes (margin!). Very minor marks and flaws only. 


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Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Boatman - c.1840.

Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Boatman - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1840s. Size: 8 2/3" x 6" inches. 
Fine impression, colors and near fine condition. Tiny binding holes (margin!). 
Very minor marks and flaws only. 


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Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Perspective - c.1840.

Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Perspective - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1840s. Size: 8 2/3" x 6" inches. 
Fine impression, colors and near fine condition. Tiny binding holes (margin!). 
Very minor marks and flaws only. 


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Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Two Courtesans - c.1840.

Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Two Courtesans - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1840s. Size: 8 2/3" x 6" inches. 
Fine impression, colors and near fine condition. Tiny binding holes (margin!). 
Very minor marks and flaws only. 


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Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Fire - c.1840.

Kuniyoshi - Shunga - Fire - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). 
Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1840s. Size: 8" x 6" inches. 
Fine impression, colors and very good condition. Some small expertly 
repaired wormholes. Small binding holes. Very minor soiling, marks and flaws.


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Shunga - Copulating Deer - Heron - Toyokuni I - 1825.

Shunga - Copulating Deer - Heron - Toyokuni I - 1825.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Toyokuni I (1769-1825). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: Bunsei era, 8th Year (1825). Tobira-e size: 9" x 6 1/6" inches.  Fine impression, 
color and very good condition. Some minor soiling and wear at the bottom left corner. 

A very rare and unusual scene involving two copulating deer with two flying herons in the air !


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Warrior Triptych Masterpiece  " Contest of Magic "  Yoshitsuya - 1860.

Yoshitsuya - 1860. Warrior Triptych Masterpiece ' Contest of Magic '

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Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Yoshitsuya Ichieisai (1822-1866), Musha-e (Warrior-print), 
Date: 9/1860.Fine impression, colors and very good condition. Very minor trimming, some very tiny 
professionaly repaired holes else in wonderful state with excellent colors and strong inkbleed through ! 
Oban triptych size: 14 1/2" x 28 1/8" inches.

Title: 'Ryokozu Shinzan yojutsu kurabe no zu' ( A Picture of the Two Enemies in a Witchcraft Match in the Deep Mountain). It shows bandit chief Hakamadare no Mochisuke as a bird of prey engaged in a battle of spells against the magician Ichihara no Kidomaru, a follower of Shutendoji, as a giant serpent. Yoshitoshi designed a vertical diptych of the same subject in 1887!  With the triptych comes a Certificate of Authenticity! ( See picture's ) 

One of Yoshitsuya's masterpieces, a magnificent design with amazing detail !


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Triptych Toshihide - Warriors In Snow - c.1890 - Meiji.

Triptych Toshihide - Warriors In Snow - c.1890 - Meiji.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Migita Toshihide (1863-1925), Musha-e (Warrior print). 
Date: c.1890. Oban triptych size: ca. 14" x 9 1/4" inches (each sheet). Very fine impression 
(with extensive shomenzuri), color and very good condition. Slightly trimmed on lateral margins, 
rubbing on verso (backing only). Very minor marks and flaws.

Subject: Warriors of the Minamoto Clan duelling to the death, with swords, on a snow covered riverbank. 
Five men in a boat are heading towards them.

A superb warrior design ! 


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Paul Jacoulet - 'Le Tabouret De Porcelaine - Mandchoukuo' - 1936.

Paul Jacoulet - 'Le Tabouret De Porcelaine - Mandchoukuo' - 1936.

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Description:

Original Japanese color woodblock Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960), Date 25 June 1936. 
Title: 'Le Tabouret de Porcelaine' (The Porcelain Garden Seat - Manchuria). Edition number: 314/350. 
Size: Dai oban tate-e: 17 1/4" x 14 1/4" inches. Carver: Kentaro Maeda. Printer: Matashiro Uchikawa
(lower right margin). Signed in pencil lower right above the Good Luck Hammer Seal. Fine impression
with gauffrage, silver and bronze powders, Mica and ground Jade. Good color and condition. 
Slightly faded and soiled, minor marks and flaws.

This is Jacoulet's first Manchurian print and the last as the Empire of Chinese Dynasties came to an
end in the thirties under the pressure of the Japanese occupation.

Paul Jacoulet's work has an ever increasing amount of interest and followers ! 


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Yoshitoshi - Binded Woman - Stories Of Modern Figures - 1887.

Yoshitoshi - Binded Woman - Stories Of Modern Figures - 1887.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Yoshitoshi (1839-1892).
Oban tate-e size: 14" x 9 1/4" inches. Date: 1887. Very good impression, color and condition. 
Backed, very slightly soiled and toned. Wonderful use of gauffrage on the white collar !
Title: 'Kinsei jimbutsushi' (Stories of Modern Figures). Subject: Muraoka the senior servant
of Konoe family.


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Ohara Koson - Kingfisher and Irises - 1926.

Ohara Koson - Kingfisher and Irises - 1926.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Ohara Koson (a.k.a. Shoson) (1877-1945), 
Date: 1926. Oban tate-e size: 15 1/4" x 10 1/2" inches. Fine impression, color and 
near fine condition. Full size, minor marks and flaws. Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo 
(6-mm seal). Literature: 'Crows, Cranes and Camelias'  on p.198 ref S15.1.

Kingfisher in flight above flowering irises (kakitsubata).

One of Koson's finest designs !


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Yoshitoshi - Moon of Kintoki's Mountain - 100 Aspects of the Moon - 1890.

Yoshitoshi - Moon of Kintoki's Mountain - 100 Aspects of the Moon - 1890.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). 
Oban tate-e size: 14 1/2" x 9 1/2" inches. Date: Meiji 22, 10th month, 10th day (november 10th, 1890). 
Fine (first edition) impression, color and good condition. A small mark long right edge from previous matting,
minor rubbing and soiling. Minor thinning of paper in margin top left. 

The young Kintoki (also Kintaro) umpiring a mitate Sumo wrestling match between his friends the Monkey 
and the White Rabbit. From Yoshitoshi's famous series: ' Tsuki hyakushi' (One-hundred Aspects of the 
Moon), 'Kintokiyama no tsuki' (Moon of Kintoki's Mountain). Signed: Yoshitoshi seal: Yoshitoshi. Published 
by Akiyama Buemon. Literature: Stevenson nr.87.

Kintaro, raised by a mountain hag near Mount Fuji with animals as his friends. Kintaro (often translated "The
Golden Boy") was a child of superhuman strength, he was recruited by Raiko as one of his four lieutenants
and named Kintoki. He's famous for his many acts of strength and bravery.

One of the most popular designs of the set !


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Yoshitora - Rare Yokohama-e  - Chinese Servant On Horse - c.1861.

Yoshitora - Rare Yokohama-e  - Chinese Servant On Horse - c.1861.

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Original Japanese woodblock print "by Yoshitora (active ca.1850-1880). Yokohama-e (Westerner print). 
Date: c.1861. Size: 14 1/2" x 9 3/4". Very good impression, color and condition. Full size, very slightly 
folded (hardly traceable!) minor marks and flaws. Depiction of a Chinese servant on a horse. 
Chinese people were very rarely depicted as a main subject in the Yokohama-e genre. 

The depiction of the horse is clearly influenced by the Western (European) copperplate engravings.


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Kyoiku Nishike-e - John James Audubon - Bird Naturalist - c.1873.

Kyoiku Nishike-e - John James Audubon - Bird Naturalist - c.1873.

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Original Japanese woodblock print Anonymous. Kyoiku Nishike-e (Educational Colored Woodblock
Prints). Date: c.1873. Size: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4". Series: "Great Names of the West. Very good 
impression, color and condition. Minor marks and flaws only. A comical depiction of the famous 
bird naturalist John James Audubon.

This print is from a series of 14 designs all depicting famous names (mainly scientists). These kind of prints are called "Kyoiku Nishiki-e (Educational Colored Woodblock Prints)" or "Youdou Katei Kyoiku-you Kaiga (Pictures for home education)" and were published by the Ministry of Education to help education in families with small children. The University of Tsukuba Library holds about 100 sheets of them.


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Yoshitora - Rare Yokohama-e  - Chinese Servant And Dog - c.1861.

Yoshitora - Rare Yokohama-e  - Chinese Servant And Dog - c.1861.

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Original Japanese woodblock print by Yoshitora (active ca.1850-1880). Yokohama-e (Westerner print). 
Date: c.1861. Size: 14" x 10". Series: "Views of Famous Places in Yokohama in Bushu". 
('Bushu Yokohama meishō no zu'. Publisher: Inshuya Hikobei. Very good impression, color and condition.
Slightly faded, minor marks and flaws. Depiction of a Chinese servant accompanied by a hungry dog. 

Chinese people were very rarely depicted as a main subject in the Yokohama-e genre.


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Kuniyasu Shunga - Smoking Pipe - c.1830.

Kuniyasu Shunga - Smoking Pipe - c.1830.

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Japanese color woodblock Kuniyasu (1794-1832). Size: 8 1/4" x 5 2/3" inches. 
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1830. Very good impression, color and condition. 
Some minor marks and flaws only ! 

A man is preparing his pipe while the woman is watching in a mirror !


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Utagawa School - Shunga - Thinking pose - c.1830.

Utagawa School - Shunga - Thinking pose - c.1830.

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Japanese color woodblock Utagawa School. Size: 8 2/3" x 5" inches. Date: c.1830. 
Very good impression, color and condition. Some very small wormhole repairs, 
very minor marks and flaws. 

A beauty in a deliberate pose !


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Kuniyasu Shunga - Carrier - c.1830.

Kuniyasu Shunga - Carrier - c.1830.

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Japanese color woodblock Kuniyasu (1794-1832). Size:  6 7/8" x 9" inches. Date: c.1830. 
Very good impression, color and condition. Some small wormhole repairs, very minor soiling, 
marks and flaws.


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Kuniyasu Shunga - Shoemaker - c.1830.

Kuniyasu Shunga - Shoemaker - c.1830.

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Japanese color woodblock Kuniyasu (1794-1832). Size: 8 1/4" x 11" inches. Date: c.1830. 
Very good impression, color and condition. Some small wormhole repairs, very minor soiling,
marks and flaws.


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Kunisada Shunga - Audience - c.1840.

Kunisada Shunga - Audience - c.1840.

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Japanese color woodblock Kunisada (1786-1864). Hanshibon size: 11 1/5" x 8 1/2" inches. Date: c.1840. 
Excellent impression, color and near fine condition. Very minor soiling. Wonderful use of metallic pigments, nicely executed gauffrage and very detailed carving of individual hair-lines.

A scene set in a Kabuki theatre displaying the upper section with more expensive seats in boxes that are situated slighty higher than the central stage !


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Geisha In Winter - Sadanobu Hasegawa III - c.1950 - Shin Hanga.

Geisha In Winter - Sadanobu Hasegawa III - c.1950 - Shin Hanga.

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Original Japanese color woodblock Sadanobu Hasegawa III (1881-1962). Date: c.1950. 
Oban tate-e size: 15 3/8" x 10 1/4" inches. Title: 'Maiko in Winter'. Signed: S. Hasegawa. 
Published by Uchida.Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some very light toning 
otherwise in a wonderful state. Full size with beautiful use of black lacquer on the darker parts 
and gauffrage details !  Maiko (geisha apprentice) is watching through a window and enjoying 
the view of a snowy landscape.

A very peaceful scene !


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Actor Print - Toyokuni I - c.1812 - Moon - Bats.

Actor Print - Toyokuni I - c.1812 - Moon - Bats.

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Original rare Japanese color woodblock Toyokuni I (1769-1825). Kabuki-e (Actor print), Date: c.1812. 
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Minor creases, marks and flaws. Full size with margins 
and wonderful colors with irregular fading of the fugitive blue 'bokashi' at the top edge. A very fine early
impression on heavy de luxe paper with burnishing on the kimono !

Subject:  
Moon, the actor Ichikawa Yaozo III relaxing on a green bamboo bench in street attire looking up at a full moon and flying bats.


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Rare Kuniyoshi Album - Complete Set (51 Woodblock Prints)

of True Stories of the Taheiki - c.1917.

Rare Kuniyoshi Album - Complete Set (51 Woodblock Prints)

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock album Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Date: 
Taisho 6 (1917-18). A re-issue of Kuniyoshi's famous series ' True Stories of the Taheiki'  
(Taiheiki Eiyu den). Containing 51 woodblock prints in chuban format !  
Book size: 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" inches. Fine impressions (with gauffrage), colors and near 
fine condition. Externally very good condition, some minor wrinkling. Internally some 
very minor foxing, marks and flaws but overall in a wonderful state !

A magnificent and rare book !


Nagasaki-e - Anonymous  Dutchman And Attendant And Dog - 1805.

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Nagasaki-e - Anonymous

Dutchman And Attendant And Dog - 1805.

 

Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Anonymous. Nagasaki-e (Nagasaki print). Size: 10 1/2" x 4 1/2" inches. Date: c.1805. Fair impression and condition. Soiling, browning, toning, backing and some very small repairs. 
Depicted is a pipe smoking Dutchman accompanied by an attendant and his dog !

Nagasaki-e are Japanese woodblock prints that depict foreigners (Mostly the Dutch!), their ships or their exotic animal presents. The prime time of these prints was from 1800 to 1860 and were made for and bought by Japanese who had hardly ever a chance to see this strange looking foreigners! Nagasaki-e are even more rare than Yokohama-e. (These later prints show foreigners and their technical achievements from the enclave of Yokohama).

A very charming print !


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Nagasaki-e - Anonymous - Steamboat - 1805.

Nagasaki-e - Anonymous - Steamboat - 1805.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Anonymous. Nagasaki-e (Nagasaki print). 
Size: 12" x 8 2/3" inches. Date: c.1805. Very good impression, color and condition. 
Very slightly soiled, vertical centerfold, minor marks and flaws. Title: 'Jokisen no zu' (Steamboat).
The figurehead is a striking detail ! Nagasaki prints are highly treasured by collectors !

A wonderful boat scene !


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Yoshitora - Archer - Oban - Warrior Print - 1861.

Yoshitora - Archer - Oban - Warrior Print - 1861.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Yoshitora (fl. ca. 1850-1880). 
Mucha-e (Warrior print). Oban tate-e size: 10" x 14 3/4" inches. 
Date:
1861. Publisher: Izutsuya. Signature: Yoshitora ga. Excellent impression, 
color and fine condition. A very small thinning spot (In the water near the left shoulder 
of the man on the rock) otherwise this print is as new !  Title: 'Chinzei Hahiro Tametomo
(12th. Century formidable archer) sinking the leading ship with a single arrow. 
His henchman Oniyasha on a rock'. 

A wonderful warrior print !


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Kuniyoshi - Suikoden Warrior Masterpiece

Famous Under Water Scene - 1827.

Kuniyoshi - Suikoden Warrior Masterpiece  Famous Under Water Scene - 1827.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Mucha-e (Warrior print). 
Oban tate-e size: 15 1/5" x 10 2/5"" inches. (Virtually full size!) Date: c.1827-1830. 
Very good impression, color and condition. Colors slightly faded, very minor wrinkling, minor marks 
and flaws otherwise wonderful state ! Description: Tammeijiro Genshogo, the tattooed warrior, fighting under 
water with an enemy. From Kuniyoshi's famous series: ' Tsuzoku Suikoden goketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori' 
(The Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden, One by One). Signed: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga. 
Published by Kagaya Kichiemon.

References: p.104 (s 2.69) in 'Kuniyoshi, the Warrior Prints' by B.W.Robinson, BM; VAM; Inouye, Pl.108; Or.Art, Spring 1961, p.25; Hillier, 47; UMS, 8; UT, 171; Riccar 1978, 48; Riccar 1979, 26; Bidwell 1980, 10; Kruml, 9.4.

Yoshitoshi, one of Kuniyoshi's most celebrated pupils, clearly was inspired by this print when he designed his acclaimed vertical oban diptych entitled: 'Cho Jun, the White Stripes in the Waves, Wrestling in the River with Ri Ki, the Black Whirlwind' !

This famous underwater scene by Kuniyoshi is considered the masterpiece of the Suikoden series !


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Hiroshige - 1857 - 100 Famous Views of Edo - Ferry.

Hiroshige - 1857 - 100 Famous Views of Edo - Ferry.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Hiroshige (1797-1858). Landscape print. 
Date: 1857. Very good impression, very good color and very good condition. 
Virtually full size, some soiling, some very small thinning spots, a small hole (upper right corner), 
minor marks and flaws. Oban tate-e size: 10" x 14 1/2" inches. 
Signed:
 Hiroshige ga. Series: 'Meisho Edo Hyakkei'. (100 Famous Views of Edo).
Title: 'Kawaguchi no watashi Zenkoji'. (Ferry at Kawaguchi and Zenkoji), Station 20. 
Publisher: Uo-Ei (Uo-Ya Eikichi).

Reference: p.245 (Fig.228) in 'Images from the Floating World, the Japanese Print' by R. Lane.

'100 Famous Views of Edo' is one of Hiroshige's most important series!

A wonderful design !


Koson  c.1910 - Man Harvesting A Nest - Shin Hanga.

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Koson  c.1910 - Man Harvesting A Nest - Shin Hanga.

 

 

 

Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Koson Ohara (1877-1945 ). 
Fine condition, color and impression. 
Flawless state! Date: c.1910. Tanzaku format: 5" x 14 1/2" inches. 
Signature and seal. Publisher: Kokkeido. 

Title: ' A man harvesting a nest with a long pole '.

Koson Ohara was born in Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture in the North 
of Japan with the given name Ohara Matao. He had studied painting as 
a student of Suzuki Koson, whose name he adopted as his artist go
During his career he changed his name to Shoson and Hoson.

 

 

A beautiful Shin Hanga design!


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Wonderful Warrior Print -  Kuniyoshi 1836 - Three Kingdoms.

Wonderful Warrior Print -  Kuniyoshi 1836 - Three Kingdoms.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), Musha-e (Warrior print). Date: 1836. 
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Trimmed otherwise in a flawless state ! 
Oban tate-e size: 10 1/3" x 13 1/3" inches. Signed: Kuniyoshi ga. Title: ' Tsuzoku Sangokushi yei yu no ichi-nin'. 
(Heroes of the Popular History of the Three Kingdoms, one by one). Subject: Choko and Choun fighting in a glare on a hillside. Publisher: Joshuya Kinzo. Title on oblong cartouche with narrow yellow edges; text on rectangular panel with similar edge!

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' is a Chinese historical novel written in the fourteenth century by Luo Guanzhong about the period between the years 184 and 280 CE. During this turbulent period of history, China was composed of three competing kingdoms- the Wei (also known as Cao Wei), the Han (also known as Shu Han or Shu) and the Wu (also known as Eastern Wu).

Reference: (S10.4) p.108/109 in 'Kuniyoshi, the Warrior Prints' by B.W. Robinson.

A very interesting and dynamic design! 


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Triptych Kunichika - Kabuki-e - Danjuro - 1896.

 

Triptych Kunichika - Kabuki-e - Danjuro - 1896.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock triptych Kunichika (1835-1900). Kabuki-e (Theatre print). 
Date: 1896 (Meiji 29). Total size: 13 3/4" x 27 7/8" inches. Fine impression with burnishing and embossing. 
Fine colors and very good condition. Slightly trimmed, minor faults, slight discoloration on the face left, some
transfer and waterstains on the right sheet. Right sheet with thin album-backing. Signed: Kunichika hitsu.
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro. Seal: Toshidama. Title: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Goro Tokimune and Nakamura
Fukusuke IV as Minatsuru in the play Kusatsuri-biki (dance drama). Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines ! 

Very nice Kabuki triptych !


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Hokusai Book (Ehon) - Edo Edition 1834.

Hokusai Book (Ehon) - Edo Edition 1834.

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Original antique Japanese monochrome woodblock album Hokusai (1760-1849). Date:c.1834. Size: 9" x 6" inches.
Very good impressions and condition. Some small red stains, minor wrinkling and soiling, marks and flaws. 
Signed: zen Hokusai litsu rojin gaTitle: 'The Illustrated Canon of Loyalty' (Ehon Chukyo). 
Publisher: Suharaya Shinbei. Published in 1 volume. With 12 double page B&W illustrations, 2 single page B&W illustrations and 1 double page color illustration with flowers and text!

This volume is based on the classic Chinese work Xiaojing, a further exercise by Hokusai in the field of Chinese iconography during this period. The image of a tidal wave overwhelming an entire army is especially ineteresting in its similarity to the rendering of the waves in Chie no Umi. Hokusai evidently felt the need to develop the theme of great waves, attempting new versions again and again, all the time exploring fresh approaches.

Reference: On p.491/492 and p.133 pl. V.51. in ' Hokusai ' by Gian Carlo Calza.


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Hokusai Manga (Sketchbook) Ehon - Meiji Edition - Vol.5.

Hokusai Manga (Sketchbook) Ehon - Meiji Edition - Vol.5.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock book Hokusai (1760-1849). 
Date: Meiji edition (Originally published in 1816). Size: 9" x 6 1/5". With 56 illustrated pages. 
Good impressions and very good condition. Some minor wormholes, marks and flaws. 
Published in 15 volumes. 
Title: ' Denshin Kaishu Hokusai Manga'. Signature: Hokusai Aratame Katsushika Taito. 


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Surimono - Hokusai - c.1810 - Two Women and a Boy.

 

Surimono - Hokusai - c.1810  Two Women and a Boy.

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Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Hokusai (1760-1849), 
Not signed, Surimono (Commisioned print), Date: c.1810. 
Fine impression, very good colors and good condition. Size: 12" x 7 1/8" inches. 
Subject: Two women and a boy. The boy with the broom has a fox puppet on him  
Nicely executed use of gauffrage on the water, kimono and the blossom ! 
Slightly dirty, trimmed, faint centerfold and two small wormholes!  

A delightful piece !


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Wonderful Kunisada

The Famous Sumo Wrestler Koyanagi - c.1844.

 

Wonderful Kunisada  The Famous Sumo Wrestler Koyanagi - c.1844.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Kunisada Utagawa (1786-1864). Date: c.1844. 
Very good condition, color and impression. Oban tate-e size: 9 2/3" x 13 7/8" inches. 
Publisher: Ibaya Sensaburo. Signed (Green cartouche): Kochoro Toyokuni ga. 
Series: "Sumo Han-ei Tamari-iri no zu" (Prosperous Sumo Wrestling: wrestler entering a 
waiting room.) Title: "Higashi no kata Koyanagi" (Sumo wrestler Koyanagi to the east). 
Slightly trimmed, some wrinkling, slightly dirty, minor marks and flaws. 
Unbacked, nice use of 'bokashi' shading on the body of the wrestler, detailed carving on 
the hair and strong inkbleed through! Wonderful dragon pattern on the red kimono ! 

A magnificent sumo design !


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Beautiful Bust Portrait - Kiyochika - c.1900

Bijin With Umbrella.

 

Beautiful Bust Portrait - Kiyochika - c.1900

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Beautiful original antique Japanese color woodblock Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847-1915).
Date:
ca.1900.  Fine condition, color and impression. 
Oban tate-e size: 9 4/8" x 13 7/8" inches. 
Series: One of an untitled set of bijin (beauty) bust-portraits and full-length figures. 
Publisher: Kokkeido. Signed: Kiyochika. 
Bust portrait of a bijin in a Baimage hairstyle with an umbrella! Faint horizontal centerfold otherwise excellent state! Not trimmed, unbacked, embossing, silver printing, wood grain in the background colour, subtle use of 'bokashi' shading on the face and wonderful inkbleed through !


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Wonderful Bust Portrait - Kiyochika - c.1900

Courtesan Under Cherry Blossoms.

 

Beautiful Bust Portrait - Kiyochika - c.1900

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Wonderful original antique Japanese color woodblock Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847-1915).
Date: ca.1900.  Fine condition, color and impression. Oban tate-e size: 9 5/8" x 14" inches. 
Series:
One of an untitled set of bijin (beauty) bust-portraits and full-length figures. 
Publisher: Kokkeido. 
Signed: Kiyochika and seals "Kiyo" and "Chika". Bust portrait of an Oiran (High class courtesan!) under cherry blossoms! Faint horizontal centerfold otherwise excellent state! 
Not trimmed, unbacked, embossing, silver printing, wood grain in the background colour, subtle use of 'bokashi' shading on the face and wonderful inkbleed through !


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Rare Out of Print Book

'Beauty & Violence -Japanese Prints by Yoshitoshi'

 

'Beauty & Violence -Japanese Prints by Yoshitoshi'

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Rare important reference book "Beauty & Violence - Japanese Prints by Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)" by Eric van den Ing and Robert Schaap. Date: 1992 (Out of print!) First edition. Fine condition. 
Size: 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (28,5 x 28,5 cm). 168 pgs. Softcover. Published by Society for Japanese Arts. This book accompanied exhibitions in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1992.

The book examines more than 200 prints (of which 73 in color and 134 in b/w), each described and discussed in detail ! In a in-depth introduction (' Violence and Serenity' ) scholar John Stevenson discusses the historical importance of Yoshitoshi's work ! 

One of the most important reference books on Yoshitoshi !


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Wonderful Rare Kabuki-e - Osaka - Kunihiro - 1827.

 

 

Wonderful Rare Kabuki-e - Osaka - Kunihiro - 1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Kunihiro Utagawa (fl.ca. 1814-1833), 1827, 
Very good condition, color and impression. 

Subject:  
' Nakamura Shikan II as fox Kanpei in the play Rangiku Tsuyu no Adamakura, performed at the Kado in 10/1827. 

Signature:
Kunihiro ga. Publisher: Tenki. Oban size: 14" x 9 5/8" inches. 
Very slightly trimmed, 2 professionally repaired holes in the middle left and the below right
corner, slightly dirty otherwise in wonderful state! Nicely executed "bokashi" shading,
gauffrage and strong inkbleed through ! 
Kunihiro was a pupil of Toyokuni II. He worked in Edo (former name of Tokyo) and in Osaka. 

Literature:
Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shusei 2 - Collected Kamigata Actor Prints, vol. 2, Osaka, Japan 1998, Reference: no.48.

A beautiful early and rare Osaka print !


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Original Woodblock Kunio Kaneko - Tabi 13 - 1985

Japanese Sockings.

 

Original Woodblock Kunio Kaneko - "Tabi 13" - 1985

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Description:

Original Japanese color woodblock Kunio Kaneko (1949 - present, act. 1977-' 97), 1985, 
Self-published, Title:' Tabi 13' . Size: 22 x 13 inches. Very Limited Edition of 95 (this nr. 8) 
Pencil signed (Title, edition, date and signature) on the bottom margin: " Tabi 13  8/95 
Kunio Kaneko ' 85 ". Red artist's seal in the below right corner of the image! Fine condition, 
color and impression. With wonderful bold colors, metallic gold highlights, very heavy raised
embossing and amazing detail ! Splendid deluxe printing of the "Glove-like" tabi which are 
Japanese sockings ! 

A rare print of the multi-talented artist Kunio Kaneko ! 


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Woodblock Shuntei - 1899 - Women and Children.

 

Woodblock Shuntei - 1899 - Women and Children.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Shuntei ( 1873-1914). Two panels of a triptych. Date: 1899. 
Total size: 13 3/4" x 18" inches. Very good condition, impression and color. Use of gauffrage ! Panels
attached, minor wrinkling, soiling and flaws  Title:' Tsumikusa' (Picking Edible Grass) from the series:
"Tosei fuzoku tsu" (Modern Daily Life). Shuntei was the printmaker of genre scenes showing women and
mothers with their children. A frequent scene are playing children. 

Shuntei shows the new bourgeois class of the Meiji era in traditional Japanese kimono clothing at their leisure time.


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Kleuren Houtsnede Takashi Ono - Hondje.

 

Kleuren Houtsnede Takashi Ono - Hondje.

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Omschrijving:

Originele Japanse kleuren houtsnede Takashi Ono. ' Hondje'. 
Formaat: 10,8 cm x 9 cm. Perfekte conditie, kleur en impressie ! 
Met potlood gesigneerd ! Prachtige diepe doordrukking van de zwarte lijnen! 

Schattige afbeelding die doet denken aan de stijl van Dick Bruna!


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Woodblock Kogyo - c.1900 - Noh Drama.

Woodblock Kogyo - c.1900 - Noh Drama.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Kogyo Tsukioka ( 1869-1927). Date: c.1900. 
Total size: 14 3/4" x 9 3/4" inches. A Noh actor performing in a play! Very good condition,
impression and color. Use of gauffrage! Small tear on the middle left side of the design ! 
Kogyo was inspired by his stepfather, the famous Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, who was a fan of the
Noh theater. Later he became a student of Ogata Gekko. Kogyo prints are perfect reflections of
the typical Noh theater. The compositions show an actor or a group of actors against a plain
background - sometimes with one or two requisites. A typical print by the artist looks more like
an ink drawing, painting or watercolor than a classical ukiyo print. 

The production of a Gekko or Kogyo design required very skillful engravers and printers.


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Originele Kleuren Houtsnede - Shin Hanga.

Originele Kleuren Houtsnede - Shin Hanga.

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Description:

Originele Japanse kleuren houtsnede artiest onbekend, circa 1950. 
Wel gesigneerd en met rode uitgever's zegel! Perfekte conditie, impressie en kleuren ! 
Sterke inktdoordrukking op dikke washi. Shin hanga stijl !  Afmetingen: 38 cm x 28 cm. 
Decorafbeelding van een binnnenplaats bij een Japanse woning ! 
Rode uitgever's stempel in de rechter bovenhoek! 

Afbeelding met een interessant perspectief !


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Original Saburosuke Okada - The Heroine Osan - c.1923.

 

Original Saburosuke Okada - The Heroine Osan - c.1923.

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Description:

Original Japanese color woodblock Saburosuke Okada (1869-1939). 
Very good condition, color and fine impression. Paper slightly toned, 
very minor wrinkling.

Date:  
c.1923. Dai-oban size: c. 10 3/4" x 17 3/4" inches. Carver: Yamagishi Kazue. 
Printer: Nishimura Kumakichi. Superbly executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face, kimono and background, "gauffrage" to circular kimono pattern and hair-comb; highly detailed carving! Saburosuke Okada studied Western style painting and steel plate printmaking techniques. Japanese art lovers know him for oil paintings of nudes in realistic, slightly impressionist manner. Western print collectors appreciate his famous woodblock print titled Heroine Osan.

Title:  
(Dai chikamatsu zenshu"furoku mokuhan- Daikyoji mukashi-goyomi no Osan)
Osan, the heroine in "Daikyoji mukashi-goyomi (by Chikamatsu Monzaemon) 
from the supplements of "The complete works of Chikamatsu". 

Series:
A supplement of  "The Complete Works of Chikamatsu" (Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu"), a 12-print series.

Literature:  
The female image - 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, Abe Publ. LTD and 
Hotei Publ., 2313 Leiden, The Netherlands 2000, ISBN=4-87242-141-8C3071, Reference: no.137.

Okada's masterwork, famous and coveted by collectors, a sensitive study of a young woman !!


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Original Yoshikazu -Westerners -Americans.

 

Original Yoshikazu -Westerners -Americans.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Yoshikazu (fl. ca.1850-60's). 
Very good condition, color and impression. Date: ca.1860. Total size: 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" inches.  
Yokohama-e (Westerners) depiction of American tourists on a ferry ! Wonderful inkbleed through ! 
Margin trimming, otherwise very good state! Yoshikazu was a ukiyo-e print artist specialized in the Yokohama-e genre and a pupil of Kuniyoshi. 

A magnificent Yokohama print ! 


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Original Woodblock -Westerners -Train -Boats.

 

Original Woodblock -Westerners -Train -Boats.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Anonymous. 
Very good condition, color and impression. Date: ca.1873. Total size: 14" x 9 1/2" inches.  
Yokohama-e (Westerners) depiction of a Yokohama train with in the foreground ricksah's 
and boats in the background ! Wonderful inkbleed through! Margin trimming, one 1/8 inch hole, 
otherwise very good state !  

A beautiful and interesting Yokohama print ! 


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Woodblock Diptych Kunisada 1859 Smoking Opium.

Woodblock Diptych Kunisada 1859 Smoking Opium.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock diptych Kunisada (1786-1864). Very good condition, 
color and impression. Date: 1859. Total size: 14 1/2" x 19 3/4" inches. Signature: Toyokuni ga 
( Lower left corner in red!). Censor seal: Hitsuji sho (Year of the goat, 1st Month). 
Kabuki depiction of two men smoking opium !  The man on the left looking up in a dazed state
of mind with their opium gear in a box between them !  No backing, very strong ink bleed through. 
Minor soiling and wrinkling. Panels joined and folded, otherwise very good state ! 
Extensive "burnishing" to the black parts! Use of gauffrage ('Blind print') on blue cupboard in the 
background and on the kimono of the man on the right ! Detailed carving of individual hair-lines ! 
Kunisada was a leading Ukiyo-e painter, print artist, illustrator. 

An intriguing kabuki scene !


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Very Rare Original Woodblock Kuniyoshi Elephants 1840.

Very Rare Original Woodblock Kuniyoshi Elephants 1840.

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Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), Circa 1840. 
Very good condition, color and impression. Centerfold, thinning in centerfold, margin trimming, 
wrinkling, rubbing and backing remnants. Oban yoko-e size: 9 x 13 1/2 inches. Publisher: 
Wakasaya Yoichi. Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga.Series: "Nijushi-ko doji kagami" 
(' Mirror of the Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety' ). Title: ' Taishun, hoeing a field with the help of
elephants'. Title on red oblong cartouche; text in shaded oblong panel with narrow yellow border 
and rounded corners. Scenes with strong landscape element and western influence! 
Nicely executed "Bokashi" shading in the sky ! 

Reference: "Kuniyoshi, The Warrior-Prints" by B.W. Robinson on page 109 (S13.1). 

This design is considered the masterpiece of the series !


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Antique War Triptych Woodblock. Kiyochika. 1895

Antique War Triptych Woodblock. Kiyochika. 1895

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock (Triptych) Kiyochika (1847-1915), 1895, Senso-e (War print). 
Very good condition. Panels joined, light wear and soiling, 1 inch moisture stain and center fold center panel ! 
Size: 14 x 28 inches. Title:' Captain Higuchi saves the baby' . Wonderfully detailed dramatic scene!  Kiyochika 
is considered to be one of the most important Japanese artists of the Meiji period ! From 1876 on Kobayashi
Kiyochika created his first woodblock prints, scenes from Tokyo. Although his prints were basically kept in
traditional Japanese style, Kiyochika used Western elementslike perspective, the effect of light and the
graduations of shadows. By that time he probably had read about the French impressionists and seen 
photographs of their works in newspapers. His prints show the beauty of the world around him during the Meiji 
period with a certain nostalgia for the past. He made approximately 80 Warprints ! These War prints were like a 
last commercial resurgence of the old Ukiyo-e business ! Kiyochika's war prints are regarded as among the best 
in the genre, with a masterly play on the effects of light. In 1894 Kiyochika established his own artschool. 
One of his students was Tsuchiya Koitsu who stayed in his master's home for 19 years. Today Kiyochika is 
considered as the last master of the "old" ukiyo-e ! He was active until his death ! 

A wonderful and rare piece of art !


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Antique Mythical Woodblock 1886 Chikanobu.

 

Antique Mythical Woodblock 1886 Chikanobu.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock Chikanobu ( 1838-1912). Very good condition. 
Date: 1886. Oban tate-e format: 14" x 9 1/4 " inches.Title: "Kintaro and monkeys". 
From the series:"Eastern Pictures of Day and Night". Trimmed into image, otherwise in wonderful state !
Beautiful embossing ! (On waterfall and clouds!)Chikanobu was born in Niigata Prefecture as Hashimoto
Tadayoshi, and trained in Kano School painting. He later studied with the Utagawa masters Kuniyoshi 
and Kunisada, and finally with Toyohara Kunichika. He received his artist's name from Kunichika. 

A magnificent mythical depiction ! 


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Original Rare Antique Yokohama-e Oriental Couple 1860.

 

Original Rare Antique Yokohama-e Oriental Couple 1860.

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Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Sadahide ( 1807-73). Very good condition. 
Circa 1860. Oban tate-e format: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4 " inches. A yokohama-e depicting a Chinese 
appreciating a Japanese fan ! From the series: ' Seisha ikoku Jinbutsu' ! (' True sketch of foreigners') 
Trimmed, light wear and soiling, otherwise magnificent state! Signature in red on the right side ! 
Sadahide's original name was Hashimoto. He was a pupil of Kunisada. Best appreciated and noted 
are his Yokohama-e - prints from the Western enclave of Yokohama depicting scenes with Westerners.
Yokohama prints always show interesting subjects and are very charming in their use of Western 
painting techniques. 

These kind of prints are very rare and much sought after ! 


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Original Rare Yokohama-e Triptych Westerners.Yoshiiku 1861.

Original Rare Yokohama-e Triptych Westerners.Yoshiiku 1861.

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Original very rare antique Japanese color woodblock Yoshiiku (1833-1904), Triptych, Yokohama-e (Westerners), 1861.
Very good condition. 
Size: Three panels of 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Title: ' Bankoku danjo jimbutsu zue' (Portraits of male and female of foreign countries) Trimmed into image, a few small repairs, minor wear and soiling. Strong inkbleed through, no backing!Yoshiiku was a ukiyo-e print artist and illustrator, son of a teahouse proprietor in the Yoshiwara. He became a pupil of Kuniyoshi, after the Meiji Restoration. He became popular as a newspaper illustrator. He was involved in a lifetime rivalry with another student of Kuniyoshi, namely Yoshitoshi. There's even the story that Yoshiiku bullied him. This print is recited a Yokohama-e masterpiece a bizarre and hilarious depiction of westerners, mythical figures (Ashinaga with the long legs and Tenaga with the long arms!), an elephant with a midget on his back, two men carrying a pierced man...etc.

 This is a great piece of art and very much sought after !


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Original Rare Antique Kabuki Samurai - Kunisada.

 

Original Rare Antique Kabuki Samurai - Kunisada.

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Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Toyokuni III (a.k.a.Utagawa Kunisada) (1786-1864). 
Very good condition. Circa 1850. Oban tate-e format: 13 7/8" x 9 7/8" inches. Beautiful depiction 
of a Kabuki actor in a threatening pose playing a samurai!  A few very small pinholes, otherwise magnificent state! Signature of Kunisada in red on the left side of the image! Kunisada was a leading Ukiyo-e painter, print artist, illustrator. At 15 he became a pupil of Toyokuni under the name Kunisada; in 1807, he produced his first book illustrations, in 1808 his first actor prints; from 1933 he studied the style of Itchõ under Hanabusa Ikkei, taking the name Kõchõrõ; in 1844 he took over the studio name of Toyokuni. Kunisada was Toyokuni's third notable pupil and one of the leading artists of his day. 
The general decline of grace and quality in 19th-century figure work is epitomized in his prints, but occasionally in his surimono and his early prints of girls or actors he achieves distinction, and in his rare landscapes are some of the most striking works of the period. 
This is a beautifully detailed woodblock print! 

A rare and extraordinary piece of art !


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ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK WAR TRIPTYCH. MEIJI.

ORIGINELE !! HOUTSNEDE (TRIPTIEK) OORLOG.MEIJI.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock (Triptych) Seishu, 1894, Senso-e (War print), 
very good condition. Format: 14 x 28 inches. Depiction of the accomplishments of Sergeant 
Kawasaki during the Chino-Japanese war ! Margin trimming, panels joined, edges frayed 
and small tears to 1 inch, wrinkling, light wear and soiling ! A very wonderful and detailed triptych !


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ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK WAR TRIPTYCH GINKU.MEIJI.

ORIGINELE !! HOUTSNEDE (TRIPTIEK) GINKU.MEIJI.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock (Triptych) Ginku (fl. 1874-1897), 1895, 
Senso-e (War print), very good condition. Format: 14 x 28 inches. Depiction of a line 
of battle at Jiuliancheng (Kyurenjo) during the Chino-Japanese war ! Ginku Adachi 
(Aka.Ginkō Adachi) was active as war correspondent and illustrator during the 
Chino-Japanese war ! Besides samurai prints he produced war and actor prints ! 
Little is known about his life ! There's a slight fold in the centre panel but the print is 
in very good condition ! The panels are joined together and strengthened with a album backing!  
A wonderful impression !


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ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK WAR TRIPTYCH PRISONER.

ORIGINELE !! HOUTSNEDE (TRIPTIEK) GEVANGENE.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock (Triptych) Beisaku (1864-1903), 1895, 
Senso-e (War print), very good condition. Format: 14 x 28 inches. Depiction of Major Saito 
who interrogates a prisoner during the Chino-Japanese war ! Beisaku is a student of the 
Kiyochika school and was active from 1887 to 1897. He was specialized in landscape and war prints ! 
In his work the influence of Kiyochika is clearly recognizable as specially the effect of shadows and light ! 
There's a slight fold in the centre panel but the print is in very good condition ! 
The panels are joined together and strengthened with a album backing ! A magnificent triptych !


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ORIGINELE HOUTSNEDE ( DIPTIEK ) SAMURAI'S.

ORIGINELE HOUTSNEDE ( DIPTIEK ) SAMURAI'S.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock (Diptych) Yoshitaki (1841-1899), 1860's, 
Osake-e (Osaka school), Yakusha-e (Actor print). Very good condition. Total size:14 x 9,5 inches. 
Depiction of a nocturnal meeting of 3 samurai's ! Yoshitaki was a member of the so called 
Ukiyo-e school of woodblock artists whose subjects dealt with the daily life ! 
Between 1860 and 1880 Yoshitaki was the most important woodblock artist of Osaka ! 
In this period he made his finest work and won several prizes ! 

A beautiful and interesting piece of Art !


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ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK DIPTYCH SAMURAI.

ORIGINELE HOUTSNEDE (DIPTIEK) SAMURAI'S.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock (Diptych) Yoshitaki (1841-1899), 1860's, Osake-e (Osaka school),
Yakusha-e (Actor print). Very good condition. Total size:14 x 9,5 inches. Depiction of two samurai's making 
short work of their attackers ! Yoshitaki was a member of the so called Ukiyo-e school of woodblock artists 
whose ubjects dealt with the daily life ! Between 1860 and 1880 Yoshitaki was the most important woodblock 
artist of Osaka! In this period he made his finest work and won several prizes ! 
A wonderful and interesting piece of Art !


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KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE - NACHTELIJK DECOR -

KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE - NACHTELIJK DECOR -

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Originele Japanse kleuren houtsnede, circa 1950, zeer goede conditie, goede inktdoordrukking op 
dikke washi. Shin hanga stijl! Prachtig reliėf over de gehele prent, mooi zacht kleurgebruik door het 
gebruik van matkleurige inkt.Westerse invloed! Decorafbeelding van een ingang naar een Japanse 
woning bij nacht! Rode uitgever's stempel linksonder in de hoek ! Licht bevestigd aan het originele 
presentatie papier Afmetingen: 33,5 cm x 26,3 cm. 


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KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE - BINNENPLAATS -

KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE - BINNENPLAATS -

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Originele Japanse kleuren houtsnede, circa 1950, zeer goede conditie, sterke inktdoordrukking op
dikke washi. Shin hanga stijl! Mooi zacht kleurgebruik door het gebruik van matkleurige inkt. 
Westerse invloed ! Decorafbeelding van een binnnenplaats bij een Japanse woning ! Rode uitgever's
stempel in de rechter bovenhoek ! Afbeelding met een interessant gestileerd perspectief ! 
Licht bevestigd aan het originele presentatie papier !  Afmetingen: 33,5 cm x 26,3 cm. 


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ORIGINAL RARE ANTIQUE YOKOHAMA WOODBLOCK MEIJI ERA. JAPAN.

ORIGINELE ZELDZAME ANTIEKE YOKOHAMA HOUTSNEDE MEIJI ERA.

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Beautiful rare original antique Japanese color woodblock of Coastal battle, Yokohama style, 19th century,
Meiji Era period. Anonymous. Very good condition. Size: Oban yoko-e:  9 3/4 inch x 14 inches.Depiction of
a coastal battle with a man on a horse who commands his men ! At the end of the 19th century Yokohama 
was the most important harbour in Japan, where also various foreign delegations were settled.
Yokohama build up a new breeding ground for the portrayal of Westerners, for their habits and for the 
western technical acquisitions.

The rise of the new Yokohama print took place under the influence of Edo and the last of the Ukiyo-e masters and would finally drive out the Nagasaki print ! The woodblock print is attached to a very thin Japanese Washi backing paper therefore ink bleeding can still be seen through the back of the print. Nice texture and beautiful vivid and vibrant colors which are in layers on the print ! 

A rare and very attractive piece of art !


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ANTIEKE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE - SAMURAI -

 

ANTIEKE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE - SAMURAI -

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Originele antieke Japanse kleuren houtsnede, omstreeks 1880.
Zeer goede conditie, sterke inktdoordrukking.Prachtige gedetailleerde voorstelling van samurai’s die voor een wegwijzer staan! Afmetingen: 35,6cm x 23,7cm.


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KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE - VLIEGER KOI KARPER -

KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE - VLIEGER KOI KARPER -

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Originele Japanse kleuren houtsnede, circa 1950, perfecte conditie, prachtige inktdoordrukking.
Schitterend reliėf over de gehele prent, mooi zacht kleurgebruik door het gebruik van matkleurige
inkt. Westerse invloed ! Landschapsafbeelding met een vlieger van een Koi karper. 
Afmetingen: 32,5cm x 26,2cm.


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KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE CHUSHINGURA - BAIDO -

KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE CHUSHINGURA - BAIDO -

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Originele Japanse kleuren houtsnede door '' Baido ''.Chushingura ( verhaal van de 47 samurai's )
circa 1890.Goede conditie, mooie inkt doordrukking.Formaat 11,5cm x 17cm.


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KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE PAGADA IN AKUSA - KOITSU -

 

KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE PAGADA IN AKUSA - KOITSU -

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Japanse kleuren houtsnede ‘’Koitsu’’. Oorspronkelijke houtsnede, zeer goede conditie, 
mooie inktdoordrukking. Showa era periode. Nachtelijk tafereel ! 
Formaat 14,3cm x 9,5cm.


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KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE ( DIPTIEK ) KABUKI - YOSHITAKI -

KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE ( DIPTIEK ) KABUKI - YOSHITAKI -

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Japanse kleuren houtsnede ''Yoshitaki'' (1841-1899) uit de serie ''Sumida Maiko''.Originele diptiek.
Titel:
acteur Onoe en andere. Datum: 1878, mooie kleur en prachtige impressie met zwarte lak.
Zeer goede conditie, originele achterkant van album, panelen van ieder 24,3cm x 18,1cm.
(totale grootte: 24,3cm x 36,2cm) Panelen zitten aan elkaar vast.
Let op karazuri (relief) bij de linker kabuki-akteur ! ( zie afbeelding ).


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KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE ( TRIPTIEK ) NAKAMURA - KUNISADA III -

KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE ( TRIPTIEK ) NAKAMURA - KUNISADA III -

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Japanse kleuren houtsnede ''Kunisada III'' (1848-1920) uit de serie ''Meiji-za Hatsu Kyogen''. Originele triptiek.
Ttitel: Nakamura en drie Ichikawa.
Datum: 1893, signatuur: Kochoro en zegel. Het kleurgebruik, de afbeelding 
en de conditie zijn perfect.Mooie inktdoordrukking, 2 panelen zijn aan elkaar bevestigd. ( de middelste en de
rechterpaneel ) Prachtig gedetailleerde kostuums !
 De totale afmeting van de triptiek is: (35cm x 71 1/4cm). 
In stijlvolle aluminium lijst ( 62cm x 93cm ) met chamois kleurig passe-partout.


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ANTIEKE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE PALAZZO SQUARE.

ANTIEKE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE PALAZZO SQUARE.

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Antieke originele Japanse kleuren houtsnede, Shin Hanga afbeelding, begin 1900, perfecte
conditie, mooie gedetailleerde afbeelding, prachtig kleurgebruik ( let speciaal op het blauw! ),
signatuur en rode zegel op de linkeronderzijde. Pilaar formaat. Afmetingen: 36,8cm x 15,5cm. 
In Authentieke lijst met diep chamois kleurig passe-partout.


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ORIGINELE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE GEISHA - ( HERFST ) - HASEGAWA -

ORIGINELE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE GEISHA (HERFST) - HASEGAWA -

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Originele Japanse houtsnede S.Hasegawa, perfecte conditie, eerste helft Showa era periode ( 1912-1989 ).
Mooie structuur, prachtig gedetailleerd, schitterend kleurgebruik, urushi (zwarte lak) op de donkere gedeelten,
karazuri (reliėf ) op het water in de achtergrond en in de nek van de geisha, bijzonder kleurgebruik op de kimono
die door de transparantheid van de paraplu veranderd! Gesigneerd S.Hasegawa, gegraveerd en gedrukt door
Uchida Woodblock Printing Co.ltd. Marutamachi St., Kawaramuchi-nishi, Kyoto, Japan. Titel: ''Geisha in de
herfst''. Uit de vier seizoenen serie.(kijk ook naar de andere drie!) Afmetingen: 35cm x 23,5cm.


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ORIGINELE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE WESTERLINGEN - MOTOHARU -

ORIGINELE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE WESTERLINGEN - MOTOHARU -

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Originele Japanse houtsnede Motoharu, goede conditie, circa 1895 (Meiji 28), achterzijde
verstevigd, mooie Meiji era afbeelding van Ricksha’s, Japanners en westerlingen voor een
Boedistentempel. Interessant tijdsbeeld ! Afmetingen 17,2cm x 24,5cm.


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ANTIEKE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE MYSTERIEUS SPEL - IKKEI -

ANTIEKE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE MYSTERIEUS SPEL - IKKEI -

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Originele antieke Japanse kleuren houtsnede Ikkei, goede conditie, vroege Meiji prent ( circa 1867 ),
sterke inktdoordrukking op zachte washi. In de gezichten van de mysterieuze mannetjes bevinden 
zich Japanse karakters. Grappig, niet alledaags tafereel ! Afmetingen: 24,8cm x 18,3cm.


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ORIGINELE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE SNEEUWPOP - HIYOSHI -

ORIGINELE KLEUREN HOUTSNEDE SNEEUWPOP - HIYOSHI -

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Prachtige originele Japanse houtsnede Hiyoshi Mamoru, omstreeks 1950, zeer goede conditie.
Schitterend kleurgebruik. Hiyoshi is bekend van zijn mooie impressies van Korea, alhoewel op
deze afbeelding aan het huis een Japanse vlag hangt. De houtsnede is gepubliceerd door Kyoto
Hanga-in. Rode Hiyoshi zegel op afbeelding. Gebruik van urushi (zwarte lak) op het haar van de
vrouw en de kinderen.Gemoedelijke voorstelling met op de voorgrond een moeder met 2 kinderen
en op de achtergrond kinderen die een sneeuwpop aan het maken zijn. 
Afmetingen: 36,2cm x 23,8cm.


 

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