Arts and Designs of Japan
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1 Kumagai Naozane and Atsumori at the Battle of Ichinotani
Buncho (Yanagi)
2 A musical soiree
Ehon Sakae-gusa (PIcturebook of a Prosperous Household)

Shuncho
3 Ho – Couple on a veranda
Book page from Ehon Matsu no Shirabe (Picturebook: Music of the Pines)

Choki
4 Left: Nakamura Utaemon III as Tsukumo Shinzaemon
Right: Nakamura Shikan II as the yakko Michisuke

Yoshikuni
5 Courtesan wearing a black obi
Eisen
6 Geisha with a samisen
Eisen
7 Courtesan Kashiku of the Tsuru House
Eisen
8 Left: Sawamura Tossho as Yohei
Center: Iwai Hanshiro VI as Ohaya
Right: Bando Mitsugoro IV as Jimbei

Toyokuni II
9 Miya – Torii gate overlooking the harbor
Hiroshige
10 #43 – Kuwana – The Seven-ri Ferry
Hiroshige
11 Ikegami – The grounds of Honmonji Temple
Hiroshige II
12 #10 – Children weaving
Kuniyoshi
13 #20 – Tatsugawa Sakon Katsumasa (Takigawa Sakon Kazumasu, 1525-86)
Kuniyoshi
14 Tori (cock) – (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as Tsunagoro
Kuniyoshi
15 Top: Settsu Province – The lovers Osome and Hisamatsu
Bottom: Iga Province – (Ichikawa Hirogoro) as Sawai Kabu Sukehei

Kuniyoshi
16 Actor as Kudo Suketsune
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
17 Chapter 14 – Miozukushi (The Flood Gauge)
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
18 Memorial portraits of Bando Shuka, who died 3/1855, as Yokogushi Otomi and Ichikawa Danjuro VIII, who died 8/1854, as Mukokizu Yosa
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
19 Left: (Ichikawa Kodanji IV) as Oba Omine (inset) and (Otani Tokuji II) as Aburaya Oshika
Center: (Kataoka Gado II) as Fukuoka Mitsugi
Right: (Iwai Kumesaburo III) as Aburaya Okon (inset) and (Nakayama Ichizo) as Nakai Manno and Nakamura Aizo

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
20 (Kawarazaki Gonjuro) as Ariwara Narihira Ason and (Iwai Hanshiro III) as Ono no Komachi
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
21 Left: (Sawamura Tossho II) as Okaru
Right: (Kataoka Nizaemon VIII) as Yuranosuke

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
22 Shisen (Kawarazaki Gonjuro) as the farmer Jihizo, who is actually Naoe Yamanari
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
23 Shikan (Nakamura Shikan IV) as Nango Rikimaru
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
24 Left: Jitsukawa Ensaburo as Mishima Sakon
Right: Bando Hikosaburo V as Mashiba Hisayoshi

Yoshitaki
25 Women doing activities with their feet
Kunisada II
26 #742 – The filial son taking care of his younger brother and mother as well as his own son
Yoshiiku
27 Ichikawa Sadanji as Ichikawa Betto Jiro dodging a hibachi
Kunichika
28 Onoe Kikugoro V as Terashima Omatsu
Kunichika
29 People on pleasure boats enjoying the fireworks at Ryogoku
Kunichika
30 Chapter 25 – Hotaru (Fireflies)
Kunichika
31 Woman watching fireworks at Shinobazu Pond during the Ueno Park Festival
Kunichika
32 Onoe Kikugoro V as Hatakeyama Shigetada, Onoe Matsusuke IV as Soga Sukenobu, Onoe Kiku as Hakoomaru, and Bando Takematsu as Ichimaru
Kunichika
33 Tempo Rokkasen – Six Flowers of the Tempo Era (1830-44)
Six volumes of a novel

Kunichika
34 Mori Gorokuro
Yoshitoshi
35 #30 – Haso no tsuki – The moon through a crumbling window
Yoshitoshi
36 Suitable – the appearance of a geisha of the licensed quarters in the Koka Era (1844-48)
Yoshitoshi
37 Mamagoto – Children playing house
Unsigned
38 Women with musical instruments
Chikanobu
39 Goshajo hajime – The contest begins at the Imperial archery range
Chikanobu
40 Left: Ichikawa Shinzo as Suruga Jiro, Nakamura Fukusuke as Minamoto Yoshitsune and Ichikawa Gonjuro as Kamei Rokuro
Center: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Musashibo Benkei
Right: Ichikawa Sadanji as Togashi Saemon

Kunisada III
41 Sakuma Morimasa (1554-83) attacking Hashiba Hideyoshi (1536-1598)
Nobukazu
42 Kajin warabitsumi – Beautiful women gathering ferns
Gekko
43 Chapter 28 – Nowake (The Typhoon)
Gekko
44 Anesama – Making dolls
Shuntei (Miyagawa)
45 Woman and girl collecting herbs
Terukata
46 Twilight in Imamiya Street in Choshi
Koitsu (Ishiwata)
47 Cherry blossoms in front of Fuji seen from Tateho
Tokuriki
48 Springtime evening at Otemon
Hasui

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