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1 Left to right: Sawamura Tanosuke II as Lady Kaoyo, Matsumoto Koshiro V as Moronao, Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Wakasanosuke and Onoe Kikugoro III as Hangan
Toyokuni I
2 Takanawa Musume Gyoretsu no zu – Procession of young women at Takanawa
Eisen
3 Courtesan Shiratama of the Tama House
Eisen
4 Fujieda – Travelers being carried across the Seto River
Hiroshige
5 #18 – The Satta foothills from the Okitsu River near Okitsu
Hiroshige
6 Akasaka Kiribatake – Kiri (paulownia) trees along the Tameike reservoir in Akasaka
Hiroshige
7 Woman seated on a stack of tatami mats
Kunisada
8 Courtesan Hanaogi of the Ogi House in an elaborate kimono
Kunisada
9 Woman carrying a lacquer box in the garden of a mansion
Kunisada
10 Onoe Kikujiro as the rice merchant's daughter Okimi
Kunisada
11 Hakkenden Inu no Soshi, Vol. 31
Woman with a monkey trainer

Toyokuni III and Kunisada II
12 Inu no Soshi, Vol. 35
Woman practicing archery while a man holds a fan

Toyokuni III and Kunisada II
13 Left: (Ichimura Uzaemon XIII) as Sakichi
Right: (Seki Sanjuro III) as Genzaemon

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
14 Token Gombei looking in a mirror
Kuniyoshi
15 Goshaku Samegoro playing a shakuhachi flute
Kuniyoshi
17 Ashikaga Shogun Buifuku Shoshi zu – The military prowess of many warriors of the Ashikaga Shogun
Toki Yorito, Ashikaga Takauji (1305-58), and Akamatsu Goro Noritada

Yoshitsuya
18 Sotoba Komachi – Gravepost Komachi
Yoshitora
19 #44 – White sparrows, chrysanthemums and banana leaves
Sugakudo
20 #11 – Beach in Suruga
Hiroshige II
21 Left to right: Sawamura Tanosuke as a woman, and Ichimura Uzaemon and Kawarazaki Gonjuro as firemen
Edo no Hana Hikari Zensei – Bright Flourishing Flowers of Edo

Kunichika
22 Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kyumonryu Shishin and Ichikawa Sadanji as Kaosho Rochishin in Suikoden
Kunichika
23 Actors as Yaegakihime, Shirai Gompachi and Banzuin Chobei
Kunisada II
24 #46 – Hazama Kihei, who died at age 69
Yoshitoshi
25 Demons of illness and poverty stalking the Seven Gods of Good Fortuneed at age 69
Yoshitoshi
26 #53 – Sumiyoshi full moon – Lord Teika
Yoshitoshi
27 Nakamura Shikan IV as Abe Tadaaki
Ginko
28 #347 – Yubin Hochi Shimbun
Woodcutter startled by a giant snake

Eitaku
29 #919B – A wanton man's wife attacks the daughter of a neighbor who had been carrying on with her husband
Yoshiiku
30 #919A – A couple living in the mountains kill an itinerant peddler and steal his money
Yoshiiku
31 The meritorious service of Honda Tadakatsu (1548-1610) at the battle of Komakiyama in 1584
Toshikata
32 Left: Ichikawa Sadanji as Umeomaru
Center: Nakamura Sojuro as Sakuramaru and Onoe Kikugoro V as Lord Tokihira
Right: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Matsuomaru

Chikashige
33 Gohanami – Flower viewing party
Court ladies and children playing games in the garden of a villa near Mt. Fuji

Chikanobu
34 The filial son draws water from the Yoro Falls
Gekko
35 Mori Tahei on a tiger hunt
Gekko
36 Kanzaki Yagoro Noriyasu, who died at age 38
Gekko
37 Young women at the seashore
Shuntei (Miyagawa)
38 Camellia blossom
Gyokuden (Murase)
39 Ducks flying in front of a full moon
Kako
40 Two blue herons flying in a rainstorm
Shoson
41 Castle at Yoshida
Tamenobu
42 Okuno Hosomichi, Io-ji Tizaka
Saito Kiyoshi
43 Vendeur de Masques (Chinois) – Chinese Mask Seller
Jacoulet

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