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1 Senzai dancer from the dance at the beginning of the theater season
Book page from Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of Stage Fans)

Shunsho
2 The poet Sakon
Unsigned
3 #11 – Women weaving the silk
Utamaro
4 Imoseyama Onna Teikin – An Example of Noble Womanhood (Kabuki play)
Eikyo
5 6th Month – Tenno Festival
Takigawa Keiki – Woman getting up in Takigawa

Eisen
6 Yoshiwara – Fuji on the left
Hiroshige
8 Furyu no tsuki – Moon of refinements
Group of young men writing poetry, doing calligraphy and flower arranging

Kuniyoshi
9 Top: Ishiyakushi – Akahito no Koseki; Shono – the famous yakigome (parched rice)
Bottom: Yokkaichi – Actor as Akabori Mizuemon

Kuniyoshi
10 Left: (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as Hayano Kampei
Center: Actors as Senzaki Yagoro and Yoichibei
Right: Actor as Sadakuro

Kuniyoshi
11 Left: (Arashi Rikan III) as Takasago Yuminosuke
Center: (Iwai Kumesaburo III) as Tagoto-hime, actually Teruta
Right: (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as Jiraiya, the magician

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
12 Left to right:
1. (Nakamura Fukusuke) as Bunya no Yasuhide and (Nakamura Kantaro) as Kanta no Tsubone
2. (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as Otomo no Kuronushi and (Onoe Baiko IV) as Ono no Komachi
3. (Onoe Baiko IV) as Ono no Komachi and (Nakamura Fukusuke) as Sojo Henjo
4. (Nakamura Fukusuke) as Kisen Hoshi and (Nakamura Tomijuro II) as Gien no Okaji
5. (Onoe Baiko IV) as Ono no Komachi and another actor as Ariwara no Narihira

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
13 Left: (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as Soma Yasaku and another actor as Sarusuberi no Iwamatsu
Right: (Nakamura Tomijuro II) as the wife Oryu, who is actually Yanagi no Sei (the spirit of a willow tree)

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
14 #4 – Actor as an otokodate
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
15 Shikan (Nakamura Shikan IV) as Yokozo, who is actually Kansuke
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
16 Shinsui V (Bando Hikosaburo V) as Yamauba
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
17 Firemen's Group 10
Top: Bando Shuka as a temple acolyte (Chigo)
Bottom left: Doll by Yoshitora; Right: Asakusa Shrine by Sadahide

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
18 Sawamura Tossho II as Kanagashira no Gempei
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
19 Ichikawa Ebizo V as Kinezumi Shirokichi
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
20 (Arashi Kanshi) as the yakko Zundohei
Hirosada
21 (Kataoka Gado II) as Mashiba Hisayoshi and (Ichikawa Sukejuro II) as Nakamura no Yasuke
Hirosada
22 #736 – Taiwanese native carries the Tonichi reporter Kishida Ginko across a stream
Yoshiiku
23 View of Asakusa Bridge from Yanagi Bridge
Hiroshige III
24 Horikiri no Hana Shobu – Horikiri Iris Garden
Hiroshige III and Kuniaki
25 (Bando Mitsugoro VI) as a waitress with a sake bottle
Kunichika
26 Portrait of Courtesan Komurasaki in a mirror
Kunichika
27 Left: Nakamura Fukusuke IV as Minamoto Kuro Yoshitsune
Right: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Minamoto Yoritomo

Kunichika
28 Fujii Kazuma kneeling by a screen
Yoshitoshi
29 Geisha Minekichi at the Tagoya in Asakusa
Yoshitoshi
30 Shinsen Kacho Zue – New Selection of Bird and Flower Pictures
Yoshiharu
31 Mongaku aragyo – The ascetic priest Mongaku standing in a waterfall
Toshichika
32 Kokubunji no Jiraiya o toru
Left: Ichikawa Sadanji as Yumeno Chokichi
Center: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Jiraiya
Right: Nakamura Fukusuke II as Tagoto-hime

Kuniume
33 Dai Nihon Tokyo – Azuma Bashi Shinsho
Tokyo in Greater Japan – A true picture of Azuma Bridge

Tankei
34 Marriage ceremony
Chikanobu
35 Inuomono – Dog hunting event
Chikanobu
36 Mori Ranmaru trying to protect Oda Nobunaga from the attack by Akechi Mitsuhide at Honnoji Temple
Honnoji Yukiuchi no zu – Fire attack on Honnoji Temple

Nobukazu
37 Chapter 25 – Hotaru (Fireflies)
Gekko
38 Takarabune – Treasure Ship
Gekko
39 Menko asobi – A throwing game
Shuntei (Miyagawa)
40 #5 – Woman cutting irises
Toshikata
41 #1 – Woman placing a decoration in a tokonoma
Toshikata
42 Woman on a balcony in the snow
Terukata
43 Advance disposition of troops at Weihaiwei during the Sino-Japanese War
Kiyochika
44 Tiger eating a bird
Seiho
45 Pagoda at Kofukuji in Nara, Mt. Fuji seen from Hara, Rainy street in Kawaguchi and Snow at Miyajima Shrine by Hasui; Woman walking by houses near the shore by Yumeji; and a reproduction of a print by Harunobu
Six small prints issued by the Pigeon Bus Company and printed by Watanabe.

Various artists
46 Spring evening at the Kintai Bridge
Hasui
47 The Hunchback, Otaru, Hokkaido
Jacoulet
48 Okuno Hosomichi, Kasajima Dosojin, Sendai
Saito Kiyoshi

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