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Toyahara Chikanobu. 1838-1912.

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A Mother Takes her Son for A Walk during the Russo-Japanese War. c. 1883. Kakemono: 28 3/8 x 9 7/16. Repairs and staining; fine color. An extremely scarce historical image. Signed Chikanobu. $750.

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Yashima Gakutei. 1786-1868.

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Yorimasa and the Wild Boar. 1830. Kakuban Surimono. 8 1/4 x 7 1/16. Sheet grubby, some soiling. Gauffrage in the Kimono and the boar's head. Unsigned. $1,500.

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Hirosada. (fl. 1810 – 1864).

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Kabuki Actors Sawamura Kito as the chambermaid Okaru and Nakamura Tomosa II as Sagisaka Banna. c. 1846. Chuban diptych. Each sheet 9 5/8 x 7. Act three of the Kanadehon Chûshingura. Performed: Kaei 02 (? 1849) 09. Performance location: Ôsaka, Chikugo. Left-hand sheet signed and sealed Hirosada; right-hand sheet signed. Housed in a black wood frame. $250.

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Ando Hiroshige. 1797-1858.

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital.

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The Plum Grove at Kameido. Series: Famous Placess in the Eastern Capital. Mid 1830's. Horizontal oban. 8 3/4 x 13 1/2 (image and sheet). Illustrated: Keys, The Male Journey in Japanese Prints, p. 137. Trimmed; good color and condition. Signed Hiroshige ga. $250.

Sixty-odd Famous Places of Japan (Dai Nippon Roku-Ju Yosha Meisho Zue-E).

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The Road Below the Rakan Temple in Buzen Province. Series: Sixty-odd Famous Places of Japan ( Dai Nippon Roku-Ju Yosha Meisho Zue-E). Series of 70 prints; this image is #61, Date: 1854. Publisher: Koshihei. Format: Obanyokoe. Trimmed to the border; paper loss through the figure on the right; one small wormhole, top left; otherwise fine color and condition. $250.

Series: Mixed Prints of the Tokaido (Tokaido Harimaze Zuye).

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Mixed Prints of the Tokaido (Tokaido Harimaze Zuye). Series of 55 images in 12 sheets. Date: 1852. Publisher: Ibasen. Format: Oban Tateye. The images are: Arai (top right); Shirasuka (top left); Futagawa (center); Yoshida (bottom right); Goyu (bottom left). Good color and condition. Harimaze prints are designed to be cut apart. $1,250.

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Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Gototei Kunisada (1786-1865).

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Prince Genji in Exile at Suma. Kaei VI/4 (1853). Series: A Fashionable Genji. Oban triptych. Signature: Hiroshige ga, Toyokuni ga. Seals: Ichiryusai, date seals. Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi. Censore: Kinugasa Fusajiro, Murata Heiemon. Engraver: Yokogawa Takejiro. $2,750.

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Toyohara Kunichika. 1835-1900.

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Kabuki Actors: Ichikawa and Iwai. c. 1860. 14 x 9 1/2 (sheet 14 x 8 3/4). Good color and condition. Soiling in the bottom right-hand; slight toning. Signed and sealed 'Kunichika hitsu'. $150.

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1864. Oban diptych (14 1/8 x 19 1/4). Good color and condition. The print is not laid down or backed. The sheets are not joined together. Excellent color and condition. Signed and sealed 'Kunichika hitsu'. $275.

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Utagawa Kunimasa II. 1872-1857.

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Kataoaka Gado II at Hogo. c. 1847. 14 x 9 1/4 (14 1/2 x 9 5/8). Excellent color and condition. $175.

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Gototei Kunisada. 1786-1865.

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[After the Bath.] 1844. Kakemono-e: 26 1/2 x 8 3/8. Series: Pairing beautiful Women with Kimono Fabrics. Appropriately mounted on black silk. Censor's seal: Yoshimura. Publisher: Aritaya Kiyoemon. Signed Oju Kunisada. $1,250.

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Shirabioshi (Temple Dancer). c. 1840. Kakemono-e. 26 1/4 x 8 1/2. Publisher and signature partially trimmed. Signed 'oju Kochoro Kunisada ga,' Mounted on black silk in the manner of a Japanese watercolor. Margins trimmed. $1,250.

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Danjuro VII as sumo Kuwatori Shirafuji in ’Sono uwasa sakura no irodoki’ performed at the Nakamura Theatre. Date: 3/1825.Vertical oban (14 1/2 x 10 1/2): center sheet of a kabuki triptych. Publisher: Matsumura Tatsuemon. Signed Gototei Kunisada ga. Housed in a grey silk mat and a black-and-gold frame. $225.

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The Kabuki Actor: Iwai Kumesaburo as the Geisha Otsuma in a Summer Silk Kimono Standing by a Bench. Kiwame seal (1815-1842). Vertical oban. 14 5/8 x 9 3/4. Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Shozo (active c. 1818-1854). Excellent color and condition. Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga. $200.

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Nakamura Utaemon IV as Haginoya. c. 1840. Vertical oban. Series: Shosa no uchi (Dance). Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi. Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga. $150.

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Takeuchi Seiho. 1864-1942.

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[Monkey Business]. Vertical oban: 15 1/8 x 10 1/8. Signed and sealed "Seiho." Excellent color and condition. $550.

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Katsukawa Shunshô (1726 – 1793).

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The Actor Otani Hiroyemon II. c. 1780. Hosoban: 12 5/16 x 5 7/8. Signed "Shunshô ga." Good color and condition. $1,250

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Nishikawa Sukenobu. 1671-1750.

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Coming Home from the Teahouse at Night. Book illustration. 7 3/16 x 4 3/8 (image and sheet). Printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Unsigned. $75.

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Utagawa Toyokuni III. 1786-1865.

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Kabuki Actor Prints

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Actors (from left) Nakamura Shikan IV, Kawarazaki Gonjuro I and Sawamura Tanosuke III and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Fuwa Banzaemon, Nagoya Sanza and Iwahashi nochi Katsuragi in the play Chigiru Koiharu no awa mochi, performed at the Ichimura theatre. Date 2/1861. Publisher Fujiokaya Keijiro. Carver seal: hori Take. Signed Toyokuni ga. $300.

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The following six prints are from the series Tosei Suikoden -Modern Suikoden, pulished by Hayashiya Shogoro between 1858 and 1859. Signed Toyokuni.

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no.1: Bando Hikosaburo V as Samesaya Shirosabu no.2: Ichikawa Ebizo V as Banzui Kokoro Chobei no.3: Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Yume no Ichirobei. $1,775 for the triptych.

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no.4: Kawarazaki Gonjuro I as Ude no Kisaburo no.5: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Kaosho Rochishin no.6: Ichikawa Ichizo III as Kyumonryu Shishin. $1,775 for the triptych.

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Ichikawa Ebizo V as Otomo Kuronush. 1852. Vertical oban. Series: Nazorae gogyo zukushi no uchi’ (Comparisons of the Five Elements). Half-length actor print. Publisher: Ebisuya Shoshichi. Censor seals: Kinugasa and Murat. A fine impression with bright colors and embossing. Signed: Toyokini ga. $175.

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Sawamura Chojuro V as Chubei (gentleman) and Onoe Baiko IV as Umegawa. The play Michiyuki kokyo no harusame was performed at the Nakamura theatre in 11/1848. Publisher: Joshuya Kinzo. Censor seals: Hama and Magome. Signed: Toyokini ga. Elegantly housed in a grey silk mat and a black-and-gold frame. $225.

Series: Actors for the 53 Stations of the Tokaido.

Date: 1852.

Publisher: Tsujioka Bunsuke.

Size: vertical oban.

This is Kunisada's best series of actor bust portraits. Other images from the series are available upon request.

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Akasaka, Sawai.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 36.

Actor: Bando Mitsuemon.

Role: Sawai Kanbei.

Date: 1852.

Publisher: Izutsuya.

Carver: horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches)

Excellent color, good condition. $125.

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Chiryu.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 40.

Actor: Bando Takesaburo.

Role: Ariwara no Narihira.

Play: Ise Monogatari.

Date: 1852 (rat 3).

Censors' seals: Watanabe, Yonera.

Publisher: Iseya.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches).

Good color, impression and condition. Printed with gauffrage (embossing) in the white part of the robe. $175.

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Futakawa (Two Rivers). Station 34.

Actor: Futakawa: Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV.

Role: Ishikawa Tomoichi.

Date: 1852 (rat 5.)

Censors's seals: Hama, Magome.

Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagoro.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches).

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 34.

Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV.

Role: Ishikawa Tomoichi.

Date: 1852 (rat 5.)

Censors' seal: Hama, Magome.

Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagoro.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches).

Gauffrage (embossing) in the actor's robe. Sight soiling in the actor's right cheek; otherwise verygood condition. Excellent color, $150.

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Gontuzaka.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 5 (between Hodogaya and Totsuka).

Actor: Matsumoto Kinsho II

Role: Igami No Gonda

Date: 1852 (rat 8).

Censors' seals: Murata, Kinugasa.

Publisher: Kazusaya Iwakichi.

Size: vertical oban (14 1/2 x 10).

Fine color and condition.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Housed in a black wood frame with a gold lip and a grey silk mat. $200.

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Ishiyakushi.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido.

Actor: Sawamura Chojuro V.

Role: Yoshitaka.

Date: 1852 (rat 5).

Publisher: Itsutsuya.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10).

Two pale stains in the sky; otherwise good color and condition. Gauffrage (embossing)in the actor's right hand and robe. $125.

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Kyoto/Keishi.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 55.

Role:Ishikawa Goemon.

Date: 1852 (rat 6).

Publisher: Tsujioka Bunsuke.

Carver: Mino.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches)

Some soiling in the actor's right cheek; otherwise fine color and condition. $150.

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Mishima.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 12.

Actor: Segawa Kikunojo IV.

Role: Osen.

Date: 1852 (rat 3).

Publisher: Iseya.

Carver: Mino.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches)

Excellent color and impression. $175.

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Nihombashi.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 1.

Actor: Bando Mitsugoro III

Role: The Bonito Fish Peddler

Play: Shiki no Nagame Yosete Mitsudaij

Date: 1852 (rat 2).

Censors' seals: Fukushima Giemon

Publisher: Tsujioka Bunsuke

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches)

Paper losses, soiling. Good color. $75.

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Odawara

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 10.

Actor: Morita Kanya XI.

Role: Iinuma Katsugoro.

Date: 1852 (rat 4).

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata.

Publisher: Sumiyoshiya Masagoro.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches).

Good color apart from uneven inking in the sky. Good consition apart from repaired paper loss in the sky. Gauffrage (embossing)in the actor's right hand and robe. $125.

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Okazaki.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 2.

Date: 1852 (rat 5).

Actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV.

Role: (Karaki) Masaemon.

Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi.

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10).

Good color and condition. Gauffrage (embossing)in the bridge. $175.

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Sakanoshita

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 49.

Date: 1852 (rat 5).

Actor: Matsumoto Koshiro VI.

Role: Jirozo.

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome;

Publisher: Izutsuya Shokichi.

Carver: Horitake.

Size: vertical oban. (14 x 10)

Good color and condition. $125.

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Seki.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 48.

Date: 1852 (rat 5).

Actor: Iwai Hanshiro VII.

Role: Koman.

Publisher: Sumiyoshiya Masagoro.

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10).

Gauffrage (embossing) in the actor's robe and hair. VeryhGood color and condition. $175

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Shinagawa.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 2.

Date: 1852 (rat ).

Actor: Matsumoto Koshiro V.

Role: Banzuin Chobei.

Publisher:Fuku, Muramatsu.

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10).

Gauffrage (embossing) in the actor's clothing and hair. Fair color and condition. $125.

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Shono.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 46.

Date: 1852 (rat ).

Actor: Bando Hikosaburo IV .

Role: Nakano Tobei.

Publisher: Sumiyoshiya Masagoro.

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10).

Gaufrage (embossing) in the actor's robe. Light soiling in the actor's cheek; otherwise good color and condition. $150.

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Totsuka.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station #6 .

Actor: Ichikawa Danjuro VIII.

Role: Hayano Kanpei.

Play: Kanadehon Chushingura.

Date: 1852 (rat 3).

Publisher: Tsujiokaya Bunsuke.

Censors' seals: ?.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches)

Gauffrage (embossing) in the robe. Good color and condition. $175

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Tsuchiyama.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station 50.

Actor: Ichikawa Kodanji IV.

Role: Ichikawa Kodanji IV. (Princess Wakana disguised as Kogeshiro, the woman of humble birth).

Date: 1852 (rat 5).

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome.

Publisher: Izutsuya Shokichi.

Carver: Mino.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches)

Gauffrage (embossing) in the actor's robe. Good color and condition. $175.

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Yoshiwara.

Series: Actors from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Station .

Actor: Arashi Rikan III.

Role: Tonase.

Play: Kanadehon Chushingura.

Date: 1852 (rat 3).

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe.

Publisher: Izutsuya Shokichi.

Carver: Horitake.

Signed: Toyokuni ga.

Size: vertical oban (14 x 10 inches)

Excellent color and condition. Embossing in the collar. $175.

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Utamaro II. died c. 1831.

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[Courtesan, Her Son, and a Curious Client]. c. 1824. Vertical oban. 13 7/8 x 9 1/4. Publisher: Mori-ya Jihei (Mori-Ji) Kinshindo. Traces of fold marks (the print had been folded into quarters). Signed: Utamaro. $950.

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Twentieth-century Ukiyoe.

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