Floating World of Ukiyo-e - Shadows, Dreams, and Substance

Early Masters

  • Torii Kiyonobu I. Courtesan painting a screen, ca. 1711. Published by Takeda Chôemon of Dobôchô, Yokohama. Woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (1) (LC-USZC4-8406)
  • Anonymous. Kume spies on a girl, ca. 1688-1704. Monochrome Woodblock print, 10 1/2 in. x 15 1/8 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (2) (LC-USZC4-8536)
  • Anonymous. Hairdressing, early eighteenth century. Woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (3) (LC-USZC4-8407)
  • Anonymous. Shintoku's Souvenirs from Nara. (Shintoku Nara miyage). Detail 1 - Detail 2 Ky├┤to: Nakajima Matabei, 1713. Woodblock-printed book, 9 1/2 in. x 6 in. Asian Division (4) (LC-USZC4-8653 [full]; LC-USZC4-8654, LC-USZC4-8652 [detail])
  • Okumura Masanobu. Kitano Tenjin, pre-1764. Woodblock print with hand-coloring, hosoban, 13 in. x 5 5/8 in. (LC-USZC4-8529)
  • Okumura Masanobu. Shôki Striding, pre-1764. Woodblock print with hand-coloring, hashira-e, 28 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (6) (LC-USZC4-8532)
  • Nishimura Shigenobu. Shôki and girl, ca. 1720s. Woodblock print with hand-coloring and lacquer (urushi), hosoban, 13 in. x 5 5/8 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (7) (LC-USZC4-8410)
  • Nishimura Shigenaga. Sawamura Sôjûrô I and Ichimura Takenojô dancing with a tsuzumi drum, pre-1756. Woodblock print with hand-coloring, lacquer (urushi), and powdered metal, hosoban, 13 in. x 5 5/8 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (8) (LC-USZC4-8411)
  • Okumura Toshinobu. Sawamura Sôjûrô I and Yamatogawa Tomigorô in the roles of samurai, Ôtomo Hidaemon, and his page, Yoemon, ca. 1718-1720. Woodblock print with hand-coloring, lacquer (urushi) and powdered metal, hosoban, 13 in. x 5 5/8 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (9) (LC-USZC4-8412)
  • Torii Kiyomasu (fl. late 1690s-early 1720s). Three Pairs of Stylish Wise People: Shohei on the Right (Fûryû kenjin sanpukutsui: migi Shohei), late seventeenth century. Woodblock print with hand-coloring, one panel from a triptych, hosoban, 13 in. x 5 5/8 in. (LC-USZC4-8413)
  • Torii Kiyomasu II. Ichikawa Ebizô on Stage (Ichikawa Ebizô aitsutome môshi sôrô), pre-1765. Woodblock print with hand-coloring, hosoban, 13 in. x 5 5/8 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (11) (LC-USZC4-8528)
  • Katsukawa Shunkô. Actor with sword, pre-1788. Color woodblock print, hosoban, 13 in. x 5 5/8 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (12) (LC-USZC4-8405)
  • Ôoka Shunboku, Graceful Art, Sharp Brush (Gahin hippô); also known by the title, Notable Chinese and Japanese Paintings: An Illustrated Handbook (Wakan meihitsu: Ehon tekagami). Image of crab - Image of Zen Buddist monk, Ikkyû Osaka: Terada Yoemon, et al., 1720. Woodblock-printed book, 9 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. Vol. 3. Asian Division (103)

Major Genres

Beauties

  • Attributed to Isoda Koryûsai. Untitled, pre-1789. Image 1- Image 2 Color woodblock prints, hashira-e, 28 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (13, 14) (LC-USZC4-8533, LC-USZC4-8534)
  • Kitao Shigemasa. Girl with Insect Cage and Girl Reading a Letter, pre-1820. Color woodblock print, chûban, 10 in. x 7 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (15) (LC-USZC4-8408)
  • Issai. Assembled Beauties, New Impression (Shinpan bijo-zukushi). Tokyo: Izutsuya, ca. 1870. Wild cherry woodblock, 13 in. x 6 in. x 1 in. (LC-USZC4-8639)
  • Toyohara Chikanobu. True Beauties (Shin bijin). Tokyo: Matsumoto Heikichi, 1898. Woodblock-printed book, 14 in. x 9 1/2 in. Asian Division (17) (LC-USZC4-8743)
  • Baron von Raimund Stillfried-Rathenitz and H. Andersen. Views and Costumes of Japan by Stillfried & Andersen. Yokohama: ca. 1877. Silver albumen photograph with hand-applied watercolor, 14 7/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (LC-USZC4-8493)
  • Utagawa Kunisada. "Picture of Kanbara" from The Fifty-three Stages of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi: Kanbara zu), ca. 1853. Color woodblock print, chûban, 10 in. x 7 1/2 in. (LC-USZC4-8431)
  • Artist unidentified. New Yoshiwara (Shin-Yoshiwara). Shigeoka from Okamotoya house on Kyô Street; Sugatano from Ebiya house on Kyô Street; Hanamurasaki from Tamaya house on Edo Street. Late nineteenth century. Color woodblock print, ôban triptych, 15 in. x 10 in. each. (LC-USZC4-8464, 8465, 8466)
  • Kikugawa Eizan. The Modern Seven Komachi (Fûryû shichi Komachi), pre-1867. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (56) (LC-USZC4-8500)
  • Andô Hiroshige. The Sketchbooks of Hiroshige (Hiroshige gajô), ca. 1840. Album of hand-drawn sketches in two vols., 10 in. x 6 1/4 in. Ink and pigment on paper. Asian Division (112) (LC-USZC4-8753)

Actors

  • Kabukidô Enkyô. Portrait of Nakayama Tomisaburô, ca. 1800. Color woodblock print, 11 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (20) (LC-USZC4-8439)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Night scene lit by a lantern, ca. 1847-1852. Hachiman Tarô Yoshiie - Abe no Sadatô - Sadatô's wife, Sodehagi Color woodblock print, ôban triptych, 15 in. x 10 in. each. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (21) (LC-USZC4-8444, LC-USZC4-8445, LC-USZC4-8446)
  • Hanagasa Bunkyô. The Three Kingdoms of Actors' Customs (Yakusha fûzoku sangokushi). Ryûsai Shigeharu, illustator. Image 1 - Image 2 Osaka: Kawachiya Tasuke, 1831. Woodblock-printed book, 9 in. x 5 3/4 in. Vol. 1 of 3. Asian Division (22) (LC-USZC4-8715, LC-USZC4-8716)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Kurôda Ukinaga, Saitôgo Kunitake Onna Gyôja, (Osada no Tarô Nagamune), ca. 1847-1852. Color woodblock print, ôban triptych, 15 in. x 10 in. each. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (23) (LC-USZC4-8518, 8519, 8520)
  • Utagawa Kunisada. Actors Saitôgo Kunitake, Tada Kurôda Yukitsuna, Lady Naruto no mae, and Akugenta Yoshihira, ca. 1847-1852. Color woodblock, ôban tetrych, 15 in. x 10 in. each. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (24) (LC-USZC4-8521, 8522, 8523, 8524)
  • Utagawa Kunisada. In the Tale of the Monstrous Rat (Kaisoden no uchi), ca. 1842. Color woodblock print, ôban,15 in. x 10 in.. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (25) (LC-USZC4-8443)
  • Utagawa Toyokuni. Kinokuni yaSawamura Sanjûrô III as Ôboshi Yuranosuke from the series Forms of Actors on Stage (Yakusha Butai no Sugata-e), ca. 1815-1842. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (26) (LC-USZC4-8437)
  • Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864), Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900), and Utagawa Kuniaki (1835-1888). Half-length Portrait Brocade Prints (Nishiki-e hanshin ga), ca. 1860-1866. All 20 images, from left to right: Image 1 - Image 2 - Image 3 - Image 4 - Image 5 Image 6 - Image 7 - Image 8 - Image 9 - Image 10 Image 11 - Image 12 - Image 13 - Image 14 - Image 15 Image 16 - Image 17 - Image 18 - Image 19 - Image 20 Twenty scroll-mounted Color woodblock prints, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. each. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (27) (LC-USZC4-8659 through LC-USZC4-8671)
  • Asakusa no Ichihito. A Mirror of Actors' Likenesses (Yakusha nigao kagami). Image 1 - Image 2 - Image 3 - Image 4 Utagawa Toyokuni I, illustrator. Edo: Yamadaya Sanshirô, 1804. Woodblock-printed book, 10 1/4 in. x 7 in. Asian Division (117)

Landscapes

  • Andô Hiroshige. The Sketchbooks of Hiroshige (Hiroshige gajô), early 1840s. Album of hand-drawn sketches, 10 in. x 6 1/4 in. Two volumes. Asian Division (28) (LC-USZC4-8542)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige. "Distant View of Kinryûsan from Azuma Bridge" (Azumabashi kinryûsan enbô) from the series A Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei), 1856. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (29) (LC-USZC4-8423)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige. "Great Bridge at Senju" (Senju no ôhashi) from the series A Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei), 1856. Color woodblock, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (30) (LC-USZC4-8425)
  • Katsushika Hokusai. "Night Rain on Karasaki Pine" (Karasaki ) from the series Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei), ca. 1800-1802. Color woodblock, chûban, 10 in. x 7 1/2 in. (LC-USZC4-8530)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi. The Stream of Asazawa in Spring, 1828. Color woodblock print, chûban, 10 in. x 7 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (32) (LC-USZC4-8426)
  • Kawamura Bunpô. Bunpô Painting Manual: Second Series (Bunpô gafu ni-hen). Image 1 - Image 2 Osaka: Kawachiya Kihei; Kyoto: Yoshida Shinbei, 1811. Woodblock-printed book, 10 1/4 in. x 6 5/8 in. Asian Division (33) (LC-USZC4-8678, LC-USZC4-8679)
  • Anonymous. Sketches from Life (Shasei-jô), ca. 1840. Album of hand-drawn sketches, 9 1/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. Asian Division (34) (LC-USZC4-8735, LC-USZC4-8736)
  • Tanaka Ôseki (n.d.), illustator. Fields of Musashi (Musashino). Tokyo: Kokkadô, 1894. Image 1 - Image 2 Album of Woodblock prints, single sheets mounted, 12 in. x 9 7/8 in. Asian Division (105) (LC-USZC4-8745)

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Images and Literary Sources

History, Legend, and Myth

  • Tsukioka (Utagawa) Yoshitoshi. Illustrated Biographies of Loyal Righteous Samurai (Seichû gishi meimei gaden), 1869. Image 1 - Image 2 - Image 3 - Image 4 Woodblock-printed book, 9 1/2 in. x 7 in. Two volumes. Asian Division (35) (LC-USZC4-8655, 8656, 8657, 8658)
  • Utagawa Kunisada. Chûshingura, the Treasury of Loyal Retainers: The People Involved in the Night Attack (Kanadehon chûshingura: youchi ninzû no uchi), ca. 1845-1860. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (36) (LC-USZC4-8535)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Portrayal of the Physician Ka Da Scraping the Bone of Kan U to Treat an Arrow Wound (Hua Da hone o kezurite Guan Yu ya-kizu o ryoji suru zu), 1853. Image 1 - Image - Image 3 Color woodblock print, ôban triptych, 15 in. x 10 in. each. (LC-USZC4-8470, 8471, 8472)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Thirty-six Famous Battles (Eimei sanjûroku kassen), ca. 1847-1853. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in.. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (38) (LC-USZC4-8438)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Thirty-six Fashionable Restaurants of Edo; Mukôjima: Miyamoto Musashi (Tôto ryûkô sanjûroku kaiseki Mukôjima: Miyamoto Musashi), signed Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi, 1852. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (39) (LC-USZC4-8430)
  • Adachi Ginkô. Scenes from the Tale of the Heike (Heike monogatari), 1886. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (40) (LC-USZC4-8485)
  • Tsukioka Yonejirô, also known as Yoshitoshi. Yoshitoshi's Incomparable Warriors: Woman Han Gaku (Yoshitoshi musha-burui: Han Gaku-jo), 1883. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (41) (LC-USZC4-8486)
  • Katsushika Hokusai. The Hokusai Sketchbooks (Hokusai manga). Nagoya: Katano (Eirakuya) Tôshirô, 1814-78. Woodblock-printed books, 9 in. x 6 1/4 in. Fifteen volumes. Japanese Section, Asian Division (43) (LC-USZC4-8635)
  • Hanabusa Itchô. Itchô's Freestyle Album (Itchô kyôga shû). Niigata: Meguro Jûrô, 1888. Woodblock-printed book, 9 3/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. (LC-USZC4-8725, LC-USZ62-134246)
  • Katsushika Hokusai. The Hokusai Sketchbooks (Hokusai manga). Nagoya: Katano (Eirakuya) Tôshirô, 1814-78. Image 1 - Image 2 Woodblock-printed books, 9 in. x 6 1/4 in. Vol. 8 of 15. Asian Division (45) (LC-USZC4-8702, LC-USZC4-8703)
  • Anonymous. New Impression: Children at Play (Shinpan: Kodomo no asobi), ca. 1875. Image 1 - Image 2 - Image 3 - Image 4 Album of color woodblock-prints, 17 in. x 11 in. Asian Division (46) (LC-USZC4-8739, 8740, 8741, 8742)
  • Utagawa Kunisada. Reflections on the Life of Genji, Later Collection, Volume One (Genji goshû yojô: Daiichi no maki), 1858. Color woodblock print, ôban, 14 1/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (113) (LC-USZC4-8434)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi. One from the Set of 108 Heroes of the Suikoden Series (Tsuzoku Suikoden goketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori), ca. 1827. Color woodblock print, 14 in. x 9 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (114) (LC-USZC4-8457)

The Fantastic

  • Katsushika Hokusai. One Hundred Tales (Hyaku monogatari). Edo: Tsuruya Kiemon, 1830. Snake - Ghost emerging from well - Skeletal ghost Horned figure with child's head - Lantern-headed ghost - Album containing five color woodblock prints, 12 in. x 10 in. each. Asian Division (48) (LC-USZC4-8746, 8747, 8748, 8749, 8750)
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. "Ôya Tarô Mitsukuni" from the series One Hundred (Ghost) Stories from China and Japan (Wakan hyaku monogatari), 1865. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (115) (LC-USZC4-7182)
  • Kawanabe Kyôsai. Kyôsai's Pictorial Record of One Hundred Goblins (Kyôsai hyakki gadan). Tokyo: Inokuchi Matsunosuke, 1890. Woodblock-printed book, 8 3/8 in. x 6 in. Asian Division (47) (LC-USZC4-8728)
  • Tôkaen Michimaro. Illustrated Hundred Tales (Ehon Hyaku monogatari). Illustrated by Takehara Shunsen. Kyôto: Ryûsuiken, 1841. Woodblock-printed book, 9 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. 5 vols. Japanese Section, Asian Division (49) (LC-USZC4-8636)
  • Tôkaen Michimaro. Illustrated Hundred Tales (Ehon Hyaku monogatari). Illustrated by Takehara Shunsen. Kyôto: Ryûsuiken, 1841. Image 1 - Image 2 Woodblock-printed book, 9 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. 5 vols. Asian Division (50) (LC-USZC4-8733, LC-USZC4-8734)
  • School of Katsushika Hokusai. Hotei, from Hokusai School Collection of Drawings. Ink on paper, 10 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (116)
  • School of Katsushika Hokusai. Hokusai School Collection of Drawings, ca. 1840s. Ink on paper, 10 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (51) (LC-USZC4-8418)
  • The Wonderful Tea Kettle. English text by Mrs. Thomas H. (Kate) James. Tokyo: Hasegawa Takejiro, ca. 1896. Title page - Page 2 Woodblock book, printed on crepe paper, 8 in. x 5 in. Rare Book and Special Collections Division (106)
  • Kawanabe Kyôsai, illus. Kyôsai's Hundred Pictures (Kyôsai hyakuzu), ca. 1862. Six packets of loose-leaf woodblock prints. 7 in. x 4 3/4 in. Asian Division (52) (LC-USZC4-8651)
  • Kawanabe Kyôsai, illus. Kyôsai's Hundred Pictures (Kyôsai hyakuzu) Edo: Wakasaya Yoichi, ca. 1863. Woodblock-printed accordion book (orihon), 7 in. x 4 3/4 in. Asian Division (53) (LC-USZC4-8719)
  • Kawanabe Kyôsai. Kyôsai's Hanshita Drawings (Kyôsai hanshita), ca. 1880. Album of hand-drawn images, 8 1/2 in. x 13 1/2 in. Asian Division (54) (LC-USZC4-8672)
  • Ichiôsai Yoshiume, illus. Proverbs: The Navel's Change of Address (Kotowaza: Heso no yadogae). Osaka: Wataya Kihei, c. 1830s. Book wrapper - Page from book Woodblock-printed book, 7 in. x 4 3/4 in. Woodblock-printed book wrapper (fukuro), 7 in. x 4 3/4 in. Asian Division (55a, b) (LC-USZC4-8720, LC-USZC4-8717)
  • School of Katsushika Hokusai. Hokusai Book of Drawings, ca. 1840s. Ink on paper, 10 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (42) (LC-USZC4-8417)
  • Unknown artist. Wounded warrior drinking, ca. 1868-1892. Ink drawing, 10 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (88) (LC-USZC4-8416)

Poetry, Narrative, and Surimono

  • Ryûryûkyo Shinsai. Icefish cooking, pre-1820. Color woodblock print, 4 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (57) (LC-USZC4-8433)
  • Kôsetsu. The Jewelled Well (Tama no i), 1823. Color woodblock print, 8 1/4 in. x 7 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (58) (LC-USZC4-8440)
  • Hôrai Hidenobu (fl.1805-1825). Hair ornaments and toilet articles, ca. 1818. Color woodblock print, 8 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (59) (LC-USZC4-8435)
  • Utagawa Kunisada. Floating Bridge of Dreams (Yume no ukihashi), 1854. Published by Sanoki. Color woodblock print, chûban, 10 in. x 7 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (60) (LC-USZC4-8432)
  • Saitô Shûho. Mr. Aoi's Album of Charm (Kishi enpu). Osaka: Ueda Uhei, Murakami Sakichi, 1803. Image 1 - Image 2 - Image 3 - Image Woodblock-printed books, 6 1/2 in. x 5 in. 2 vols. Asian Division (61, (LC-USZC4-8691, 8692; LC-USZC4-8689-8690)
  • Ki no Baitei. Woman with child and infant, pre-1810. Ink and pigments on paper, 10 3/4 in. x 9 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (63) (LC-USZC4-8415)
  • Boukô (Sakurada) Gaô (d. 1810). The Koya Library, Continued (Zoku Koya bunko). Chô Gesshô (1772-1832), illustrator. Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka: Fûgetsu Magosuke, 1798. Image 1 - Image 2 Woodblock-printed book. 10 1/2 in. x 6 3/4 in. Asian Division (107) (LC-USZC4-8708, LC-USZC4-8709)
  • Katsushika Hokusai. Peony and Canary (Shakuyaku Kanaari), ca. 1825. Color woodblock print, 7 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (108) (LC-USZC4-8531)

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Realia and Reportage

  • Utagawa Hiroshige. "Viewing Mount Fuji from a Tea House at Zôshigaya" (Zôshigaya Fujimi chaya) from the series The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjûrokkei),1858-1859. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (64) (LC-USZC4-8424)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige II. "Whale Hunting at Gotô in Hizen Province" (Hizen Gotô geigyô no zu) from the series One Hundred Views of Famous Places in the Provinces (Shokoku meisho hyakkei), 1859. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (65) (LC-USZC4-8420)
  • Utagawa Kunisada and Utagawa Hiroshige. Modern Genji: Viewing in Snow (Fûryû Genji yuki no nagame), ca. 1840. Image 1 - Image 2 - Image 3 Color woodblock print, ôban triptych, 15 in. x 10 in. each. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (66) (LC-USZC4-8447, 8448, 8449)
  • Anonymous. Scroll on preparing fish and fowl, 1800. Illustrated handscroll. Scroll - Image 1 - Image 2 Ink and pigments on paper, 11 1/2 in. x 26 in. (portion on exhibit). Asian Division (67) (LC-USZC4-8637; LC-USZC4-8724, LC-USZC4-8723)
  • Nagayama Kôin. Chôkô's Album of Paintings (Chôkô gajô). Pre-1850. Image 1 - Image 2 Album of hand-drawn sketches, 10 3/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. Asian Division (68) (LC-USZC4-8682, LC-USZC4-8683)
  • Kawamura Bunpô. Instructions in Kanga Painting: Second Edition (Kanga shinan: ni-hen), Kyoto: Hishiya Magobei, 1811. Image 1 - Image 2 3 vols., 10 1/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. Asian Division (69) (LC-USZC4-8706, LC-USZC4-8707)
  • Toyokuni, Kunisada, Yoshiiku, et al., illustrators. Album of Illustrated Book Wrappers (Ezôshi-bukuro harimaze chô), 1830s-1870s. Various publishers, mid-nineteenth century. Album of woodblock-printed book wrappers, 6 3/4 in. x 10 7/8 in. Asian Division (70) (LC-USZC4-8696)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi. The Famous, the Unrivalled Hidari Jingorô (Meiyo migi ni teki nashi Hidari Jingorô). Image 1 - Image - Image 3 Color woodblock print, ôban triptych, 15 in. x 10 in. each. (LC-USZC4-8525, 8526, 8527)
  • Toyohara Kunichika. Spring outing in a villa, ca. 1862. Image 1 - Image 2 Color woodblock print, ôban diptych, 15 in. x 10 in. each. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (72) (LC-USZC4-8450, LC-USZC4-8451)
  • Utagawa Kunisada. Visit to a Peony Garden (Fukigusa sono no yûran), after 1844. Image 1 - Image 2 - Image 3 Color woodblock print, ôban triptych, 15 in. x 10 in. each. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (73) (LC-USZC4-8458, 8459, 8460)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige. "Yotsuya: The New Station at Naitô" from the series A Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei: Yotsuya, Naitô Shinjuku), 1857. Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (74) (LC-USZC4-8421)
  • Sakai Hôitsu. Kôrin's One Hundred Illustrations (Kôrin hyakuzu). Ogata Kôrin, illustrator. Kyôto: Hosokawa Kaiekidô, n.d. (first pub. 1815). Image 1 - Image 2 Woodblock-printed book, 10 1/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. Asian Division (109) (LC-USZC4-8700, LC-USZC4-8701)
  • Mori Yûzan, based on drawings by Maekawa Goryô. Illustrations of the 1864 Military Catastrophe (Kasshi heisen zu). Kyoto: Tanaka Chihei, 1893. Image 1 - Image 2 Woodblock-printed books, 9 in. x 6 1/4 in. Asian Division (110a, b) (LC-USZC4-8726, LC-USZC4-8727)

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Japan and The West

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Beyond Ukiyo-e

  • Hashiguchi Goyô. Woman After Bath, 1920. Color woodblock print. 17 1/4 in. x 12 1/4 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (96) (LC-USZC4-8507)
  • Sekino Jun'ichirô. Objects of the Sea, ca. 1950. Color woodblock print, 22 in. x 17 in. (LC-USZC4-8539)
  • Azechi Umetarô. Mountain Man I (Yamaotoko I), 1963. Color woodblock print, 12 in. x 10 1/2 in. (LC-USZC4-8541)
  • Hagiwara Hideo. Circus Horses (Kyoku ba),1959. Color woodblock print with ground mica, 19 in. x 13 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (99) (LC-USZC4-8540)
  • Munakata Shikô. Untitled, from "The Twelve Apostles of Jesus," 1953. Woodblock print, 39 in. x 16 in. (LC-USZC4-8508)
  • Hiratsuka Un'ichi. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1966. Woodblock print, 31 in. x 24 1/2 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (101) (LC-USZC4-8509)
  • Keiji Shinohara. Imagined Landscape, 1999. Color woodblock monoprint, 28 1/4 in. x 23 1/4 in. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (102) (LC-USZC4-8511)

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