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1 Momotaro arriving on Onigashima (Demon Island) where he overcomes the demons and takes their treasures
Buncho (Yanagi)
2 He – Courtier at a court lady's gate
Book page from Ehon Matsu no Shirabe (Picturebook: Music of the Pines)

Choki
3 Fireworks over Ryogoku Bridge
Toyokuni I
4 The actor Nakamura Shikan wearing a bat-patterned kimono and carrying a shakuhachi
Toyokuni I
5 Standing beauty in a cherry blossom patterned kimono
Eizan
6 Waitress of the Kurumaya in Shiba Anmei
Eisen
7 Hokusai Manga, Volume 11
Hokusai
8 Syllabary of children imitating firemen and holding the standards of the brigades from one to ten
Kunimasa II
9 Arai – Travelers arriving on the shore
Hiroshige
10 #48 – Seki – The fork in the road leading to Ise Shrine
Hiroshige
11 Iwai Kumesaburo II holding a courtier's hat
Kunisada
12 Kuwana – Waitress with a tray of food
Kunisada
13 (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as the wrestler Nuregami Chogoro
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
14 Soga Hakkei Jihitsu no Kagami – Eight Scenes of the Soga Story in the Actors' Calligraphy
Portraits of actors as Soga Juro and Goro, Asahina, Yawata Saburo, Oiso, Tora Gozen, Omi Kotota and Kudo Suketsune

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
15 Shikan (Nakamura Shikan IV) as Takeda Katsuyori
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
16 Higashi Genji Asagao Yuran
The Eastern Genji visiting Asagao

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
17 #39 – Uematsu (Agematsu)
Eda Genzo, Yoshitsune's retainer, in a pine tree near the Horikawa mansion watching the approach of Shoshun's men

Kuniyoshi
18 Nakayama Nanshi II) as Ochiyo
Hirosada
19 #15 – Birds on a peony bush
Sugakudo
20 Ohisa and Oiku of the Hanayome in Honmachi in Tokyo
Kunisada II
21 Left: Iwai Matsunosuke IV as Fujinotani
Center: Nakamura Fukusuke IV as Nakajo HIme
Right: Kataoka Gado III as Teruhi no Mae

Kunichika
22 Ichikawa Sadanji as Sano Jirozaemon and Nakamura Fukusuke II as the courtesan Yatsuhashi
Kunichika
23 Onoe Kikugoro V as Machio Dogen
Kunichika
24 Second Month – Arashi Rikan IV
Sadanobu II
25 Left: Nakamura Fukusuke III as Ane Oseki
Center: Arashi Rikan IV as Hanaregoma Chokichi
Right: Nakamura Shikan IV as Nuregami Chogoro

Sadanobu II
26 #20 – Mimiguri – View of the embankment at Matsuchiyama
Ikkei
27 #726 – Japanese soldiers dress a Taiwan Botan maiden in a kimono
Yoshiiku
28 #37 – A glimpse of the moon – Kaoyo
Yoshitoshi
29 Urashima Taro returning home from the palace of the Dragon King
Yoshitoshi
30 Yosan no zu – Pictures of Silkworm Culture (10 sheets)
Chikanobu
31 Ushiwakamaru learning sword fighting from the tengu and Sojobo
Chikanobu
32 Boys watching a cock fight in the garden
Chikanobu
33 Kacho Gafu – Pictures of Birds and Flowers
Seisai
34 Shimpan Omatsuri Zu – Newly Published Pictures of Festivals
Kunitoshi
35 True view of the Cabinet at the Akasaka Detached Palace
Tankei
36 Chapter 24 – Kocho (Butterflies)
Gekko
37 Left: Nakamura Fukusuke III as Oume
Center: Onoe Kikugoro V as Nagoya Sanza
Right: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Fuwa Banzaemon

Kunisada III
38 Zori hakigae – A game with zori
Shuntei (Miyagawa)
39 Woman preparing to write on a poem strip
Terukata
40 Woman and girl at a cherry blossom viewing party
Terukata
41 Woman washing her hands at a fountain
Terukata
42 Snowy view of the Nihon Embankment
Hiroshige IV
43 Kotatsu – Woman seated under the footwarmer
Shinsui
44 The make-up style for Soga Goro created by Danjuro VII
Ueno Tadamasa
45 Tokiwai Gate at Doshisha University
Marguerite Gifford
46 Kanetsuki Hall bell tower, Okayama
Hasui
47 A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter
Basil Stewart
48 A Treasury of Japanese Woodblock Prints
Sadao Kikuchi

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