Arts and Designs of Japan
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1 Shoki, The Demon Queller
Buncho (Yanagi)
2 Fumizuki (7th month) - Courtesan and two attendants
Koryusai
4 Katada Rakuga - Descending Geese at Katada
Hiroshige
5 Bird and Iris
Hiroshige
6 Travelers walking by the Tea Houses at Minakuchi Station
Hiroshige
7 View of Mt. Fuji from the Kogane Plain in Shimosa Province
Hiroshige
8 Akasaka Kiribatake - Two paulownia trees along the southern shore of Tameike
Hiroshige
9 Ichikawa Hakuen as Tadanobu, being attacked while playing Go
Shigeharu
10 Kintoki (The Golden Boy) fighting a bear and a monkey
Kunisada
11 Segawa Kikunojo V as Jiraiya
Okitsu Station

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
12 Iwai Kumesaburo III as Ayame
Okitsu Station, second version

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
13 Seki Sanjuro II as Kajiwara Heiji
Same station as Genta (i.e. Ikuta), between Fujikawa Station and Okazaki Station

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
14 Shirafuji
Kiyomi, between Okitsu Station and Ejiri Station

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
15 Sawamura Sojuro IV as Kajiwara Genta
Ikuta, between Fujikawa Station and Okazaki Station

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
16 Left: (Nakamura Utaemon IV) as Hosaku; Center: (Bando Shuka) as Shirayu; Right: (Seki Sanjuro III) as Dainichibo and (Ichimura Uzaemon XII) as Asamaru
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
17 From left, (Bando Matataro VI) as Koyagashima Kiroku and (Bando Kamezo) as Settanaoshi Chogo, (Seki Sanjuro II) as Kajii Shuzen and (Bando Hikosaburo V) as Akogi Gennojo, (Onoe Kikugoro V) as Okoyo
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
18 (Nakamura Shikan IV) as Heitaro Yoshikado and another actor as Somaroku
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
19 From left, Bando Hikosaburo V as the sumo wrestler Onigatake and Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as the sumo wrestler Akitsushima
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
20 Beauty on a boat holding a lantern
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
21 #28 - Nariaiji in Tango Province
Saien Zenji finding a dead deer to feed Shinno Shonin, the founder of the Temple

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
22 (Nakamura Utaemon IV) as Yamabayashi Fusahachi, Inue Shinbei's father
Kunisada II
23 (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as the priest Narukami
Kuniyoshi
24 Left: (Arashi Rikan III) as Sansaku's sister Otatsu, Right: (Ichikawa Kodanji IV) as Sansaku
Kuniyoshi
25 Beauty holding a pipe looking at a basket of fish
Kuniyoshi
26 A painted fan, showing, on one side, various flowers and insects, and, on the other, a traveler in a mountainous landscape
Kuninao
27 #26 - Onao no Tsubone and Mori Ranmaru at Honnoji Temple
Yoshitsuya
28 Onoe Shogyoku as Watonai
Hironobu
29 Left: Ho - Nakamura Shikan IV
Center: Kyo - Ichimura Kakitsu IV (Onoe Kikugoro V)
Right: Mo - Otani Tomomatsu

Kunichika
30 Onoe Kikugoro V as Tenjiku Tokubei
Kunichika
31 Women walking in a Garden
Kunichika
32 From left, Kawarazaki Gonjuro as the yakko Sakihei, Bando Hikosaburo V as the yakko Otohei, Ichimura Kakitsu as the yakko Uzuhei
Kunichika
33 Kobungo, a street leader from Dewa
Yoshitoshi
34 Courtesan Komurasaki of the Kadoebiro House.
Poet (Taira) Tadanori (1144 - 84), brother of Kiyomori

Yoshitoshi
35 Sawamura Tossho II as Inuzuka Shino Moritaka
Ginko
36 The Shintomiza Theater in Shintomi-cho
Kunitoshi
37 The poet Ariwara Narihira (825 - 880) eloping with Fujiwara no Koshi (842 - 910)
Chikanobu
38 #45 - Soto Sakurada - Outside Sakurada Gate
Ikkei
39 The 13 year old Kiyomasa attacking a priest
Pictures of the childhood of Kato Kiyomasa (1562 - 1611)

Ikuhide
40 From left, Bando Hikosaburo V, Nakamura Shikan IV and Ichikawa Danjuro IX, Onoe, Nakamura Sojuro and Sawamura Tossho II, as Oboshi Yuranosuke in the play Chushingura
Oboshi Gakuya no Hyoban - Popular Oboshis in the Green Room

Chikashige
41 The filial son draws water from the Yoro Falls
Gekko
42 Wakana - Young Greens
Frontispiece for Bungei Kurabu, vol. 14, #2

Toshikata
43 Rain in May, Flower Seller
Hiroaki
44 Koinobori (carp banner) in Toyohama in Kagawa Prefecture
Hasui

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