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Toyohara Kunichika Prints Selected for Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Changing Tastes in Japanese Woodblock

Toyohara Kunichika Prints Selected for Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Changing Tastes in Japanese Woodblock
(8 Prints - all vertical ōban triptych)
8/31/2021



IHL Cat. #345
Onoe Kikugorō (V), Sawamura Gennosuke (IV) and Onoe Kikusaburō (V) in Shin Yoshiwara Ōguchi rō and Negishi bessō no ba (from the play Sanpuku Tsui Ueno no Fūkei), 1890



 IHL Cat. #389
Ichikawa Danjūrō, Ichikawa Kodanji and Ichikawa Sadanji I in Ashigara Yama no Ba, 18969
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
13 3/4 x 28 7/8 in.

The background is Mount Ashigara in Hakone
 IHL Cat. #493
New Year's Outing Before a
Suspension Bridge, 1877
(by Toyohara Kunichika and Kawanabe Kyōsai)
14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. each sheet

A collaborative print in which Kyōsai has designed the background showing a Western-style suspension bridge recently built on the grounds of the imperial palace in Tokyo. This modern view is juxtaposed with Kunichika's Genji-era figures.



IHL Cat. #501
Who Will Be First to Select Among Courtesans in the Gay Quarter, 1869
IHL Cat. #501
 IHL Cat. #592
September Kyogen at the
Asakusa-za, 1893
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
14 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. each sheet

Hatsuhana takes refuge at Hakone. Every morning and evening she goes to the waterfall of Shirataki at Tonosawa and stands in the column of icy water, fervently praying to the god Gongen to cure her husband.
  IHL Cat. #608
Bandō Hikosaburō V, Sawamura Tosshō II and Nakamura Kanjaku III in Miyakodori Nagare no Shiranami, 1873
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
13 7/8 x 9 1/8 in. each sheet

 The Sumidagawa River is pictured in the background - the scene of the real-life crime this play is based on.


IHL Cat. #1230
Kataoka Gadō, Nakamura Fukusuke and Iwai Matsunosuke in Hibariyama koma tsunagi matsu
IHL Cat. #1230
 IHL Cat. #2176
Onoe Taganojō II as Kidomaru, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Hirai Yasumasa, Nakamura Shikan IV as Hakamadare no Yasusuke [in Yanagi Sakura Azuma no Nishiki-e]
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (approx. each sheet)

A kabuki retelling of the story of courtier and famous flute player, Hirai Yasumasa out on the moors during a full moon



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