Arts and Designs of Japan
August Selection August 2017

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1 The fidelity of the pine tree – Young man handing a letter to a young woman holding a tray of Spring decorations
Matsu chigiri senzai (The pine tree is a pledge of a thousand years)

Harunobu
2 Hokusai Manga, Volume 11
Hokusai
3 Okabe – Porters and travelers on a mountain pass
Hiroshige
4 #30 – Maizaka
Hiroshige
5 Mitsuke – Ferry boats
Hiroshige
6 Noge and Yokohama in Musashi Province
Hiroshige
7 Yoshiwara – Woman on the road near Mt. Fuji
Kunisada
8 Hiratsuka – Woman with a lantern and two puppies
Kunisada
9 (Iwai Kumesaburo III) as Ushiwakamaru battling (Nakamura Utaemon IV) as Kumasaka Chohan
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
10 Ajisai – Hydrangea
Bando Hikosaburo and Nakamura Tsuruzo

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
12 Nakamura Shikan IV as the government official Katsumoto
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
13 Woman holding prayer beads leaning on an armrest
Kuniyoshi
14 Ishiyakushi – Yoshitsune and Benkei under falling cherry blossoms at Suma after the battle of Ichinotani
Kuniyoshi
15 Benkei and Yoshitsune on a boat at Daimotsu-no-ura in Settsu Province seeing the ghosts of Tomomori and other Taira warriors emerging from the waves
Hokui
17 Kyosai Gafu Shohen
Kyosai
18 #4 – Fireworks viewed from Kudanshita
Hiroshige II
19 Courtesan Imamurasaki of the Daikoku House at Shin Yoshiwara Edomachi Ichome
Kunichika
20 Book of 36 koban actor portraits; 24 from the series Kijutsu Kurabe (Contest of Magic); 6 from the play Sugawara Denju; 4 from Chushingura; and 2 from the play Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura
Kunichika
21 #49 – Hara Souemon Hiramototoki, who died at age 56
Yoshitoshi
22 #37 – A glimpse of the moon – Kaoyo
Yoshitoshi
23 #19 – The ghost of wicked Genta Yoshihira (Minamoto Yoshihira, 1140-60) attacking Namba Jiro at Nunobiki Waterfall
Yoshitoshi
24 Depiction of the stabbing of seven people at the Sugidoya in the New Yoshiwara in Edo
Chikanobu
25 Onsen (Hotspring) – Woman fanning herself
Chikanobu
26 Imperial inspection of the Yokozuna Umegatani Totaro entering the dohyo
Ryokudo
27 Harimaze Kokon Ukiawase – Pasted scraps matching the floating world of the past and present
Tiger in the snow, doll maker and woman walking under cherry blossoms

Gekko
28 Lovers
Tomioka Eisen
29 Complete series of Sanjurokkasen (36 Beautiful Compositions), plus table of contents
Toshikata
30 Our army wins a great victory at Pyong-Yang in Korea with the surrender of the town (during the Sino-Japanese War)
Kokunimasa
31 Pheasant
Biho
32 Mushi no Koe (Insect sounds) – Children buying insect cages
Shoun
33 Asagaya on a rainy night
Hiroaki
34 Long undergarment
Kotondo

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