Arts and Designs of Japan
July Selection July 2020

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1 4 young Chinese children at play
attributed to Yanagi Buncho
2 Beauties on a veranda overlooking a snowy garden
Kiyonaga
3 I - Fuki - Women Gathering Greens
Choki
4 Segawa Roko III as a chivalrous commoner in a bat-patterned kimono carrying a shakuhachi
Toyokuni I
5 #105 - 2 Yotaka (street walkers) on the Oumayagashi ferry approach its landing on the west bank of the Sumida River at night.
Hiroshige
6 #71 - Scattered Pines at the Tone River, a popular place for catching carp
Hiroshige
7 Characters from plays as merchants and customers
Hiroshige
8 Characters from plays as merchants and customers
Hiroshige
9 Nakamura Shikan III as Jinsaburo and Nakamura Tomijuro II as Tsumaki.
Shigeharu
10 Standing Beauty
Kunisada
11 Shoji Shigetada battling Shichibei Kagekiyo
Daibutsu Kuyo no Zu - Picture of Buddhist Memorial Service

Kunisada
12 Ichikawa Ebizo V as Shikama Tokubei
Kunisada
13 Rokuson O Tsunemoto killing a dragon
Kunisada
14 Lotus Blossom (nori no hana)
From left, (Bando Shuka) as Urasato, (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as Tokijiro

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
15 From left, (Seki Sanjuro III) as Akama Genzaemon, Onoe Baiko IV as Akama's mistress Otomi, (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as Izuya Yosaburo
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
16 (Ichikawa Danuro VIII) as the outlaw/magician Jiraiya and (Ichikawa Kuzo II) as Tomikitaro
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
17 Three courtesans, Tsukasa, Okuraei and Kumotori, viewing cherry blossoms.
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
18 Tossho (Sawamura Tossho II) as Wankyu
Shiki no uchi Aki - Autumn from the 4 Seasons

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
19 Kakitsu (Ichimura Kakitsu) as Torazo (actually Ushiwakamaru or Yoshitsune)
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
20 Otani Tomoemon IV as Uguisuzaka
Yokkaichi Station

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
21 Iwai Hanshiro VII as Heijaku's Daughter Oyone
Hara Station, version #2

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
22 Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Tomi Kashinosuke
Imagiri, between Maisaka Station and Arai Station

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
23 Yakusha Mitate Gojusan Tsugi - Actors Compared to the 53 Stations of the Tokaido
Kunisada
24 Omocha-e (Toy Print) of Children's Things
Toyotoshi
25 Foreigners Amusing Themselves
Women Holding a Violin and Cello

Yoshikazu
26 Beauty Holding Prayer Beads, Leaning on an Armrest
Kuniyoshi
27 Ki (Wood); Arashi Kichisaburo III as the boatman Matsuemon
Yoshitaki
28 Arashi Rikan III as Yae and Arashi Rikaku II as Sakuramaru
Hirosada
29 Ichikawa Udanji as Hayase Namisuke, leading a horse and Onoe Taganojo as Somenoi, under a Waterfall
Yoshitaki
30 Ichikawa Sadanji as Otsuta
Kunichika
31 #3 - Ichikawa Sadanji as Ikebe Kichijuro
Kunichika
32 Sawamura Tossho II as Mizushima Samon, Ichikawa Sadanji as Takeda Shinzo, and Nakamura Shikan IV as Seiriki Ogoro
Kunichika
33 #40 - A foreigner wants to photograph Ichikawa Danjuro IX after his performance as Benkei
Yoshiiku
34 The Prosperous Railway Line Between Ueno Station in Tokyo and Kumagaya in Saitama
Shigekiyo
35 Orimono - Woman tying flowers in folded paper
Gekko
36 Woman resting on a bench imagining travelers going by
Gekko
37 Chapter 19 - Usugumo (A Rack of Cloud)
Gekko
38 Doka Kachitai - Woman next to a sake bottle
Yoshitoshi
39 #48 - Huai River Moon - Wu Zixu
Yoshitoshi
40 The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement
Yoshitoshi
41 Women on an outing in the country
Chikanobu
42 Singing by the Plum Orchard - Baien Shoka Zu
Chikanobu
43 Battle at the Uji River - Ujigawa Kasen
Sasaki (Takatsuna?) charging into Battle - Sasaki Sakigake no Zu

Kokunimasa
44 From left, Nakamura Shikan IV as Gonnoto Okiyo, Onoe Kikugoro V as Hyoto Tashukyo and Onoe Einosuke as Chigusahime (Princess), Ichikawa Sadanji as Taira Shinno Masakado, and Sawamura Gennosuke as Ketsuko no mae
Kunisada III
45 Poetry Contest - Women and girls composing Poems
Gyosui
46 Kakoyo Akaemon (top), Hakuen VII (Danjuro VII) (bottom)
Tadakiyo
47 Fudo Myo, Buddhist Divinity
Tadakiyo
48 Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kan U (Celebrated Chinese General, the God of War)
Tadakiyo

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