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Publisher Seals - This Collection's Prints

Publisher Seals and Names Appearing on the Prints
in The Lavenberg Collection

-AN ONGOING WORK-

Notes:
1. The definitive resource for publisher seals is Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium, Andreas Marks, Hotei Publishing, 2011.  References to Marks below contain both his 5 digit (xx-xxx) serial-list-ID identifying the particular seal and his 3 digit publisher ID.
2. Publisher seals sometimes included the artist's name and address, as can be seen in several of the below seals
3. Commonly used characters in publisher seals:
版元 hanmoto - publisher
orhan

出板 shuppan - publisher
出版人 shuppanjin - publisher
印刷 insatsu - printing
画工 gakō - artist (appears when artist's birth name is included)
4. At some point I will better organize the below seals.  For now I am focused on just recording all the seals appearing on the collection's prints.



 Dai 大 seal of Daikokuyo Kinzaburō (family name: Yamamura Kinzaburō
山村金三郎)
[Marks: seal 08-102; pub. ref. 034]
IHL Cat. #456


 Yamamotoya Heikichi, 山本屋平吉
[Marks: seal 04-007; pub. ref. 595]
IHL Cat. #608

木並 山清
 seal name
木並 山清 Namiki Yamasei [Marks: similar to seal 24-071; pub. ref. 613 Yamazakiyo Seishichi; firm name Sanseidō]
IHL Cat. #710

下谷 相ト
Sagamiya Tōkichi
相模屋 藤吉, seal name 'Shitaya Aito'
下谷 相ト
[Marks: seal 24-009; pub. ref. 435]
IHL Cat. #629, #630, #631

Wakasaya Yoichi
若狭屋 与市 [Marks: seal 07-008; pub. ref. 573]
IHL Cat. #953

瓦町 森本
seal reading Kawaramachi
瓦町, Morimoto 森本
seal of Morimoto Junzaburō 森本 順三郎 [Marks: seal 25-116, pub. ref. 349]
IHL Cat. #711
出版人 森夲 順 三郎
Morimoto Junzaburō
left column: 出版人 shuppanjin (publisher)
森夲 順 三郎 Morimoto Junzaburō
[Marks: seal 26-088; pub. ref. 349]
center column:
画工 (artist)
歌川国枩 Utagawa Kunimatsu
right column:
明治十一年三四日
Meiji 11 3rd month 4th day
followed by
?居
IHL Cat. #833
 森本 順三郎
Morimoto Junzaburō
 
森本 順三郎
[Marks: pub. ref. 349]
IHL Cat. #360
吉 両国 加ゞ
Kagaya Kichibei
加賀屋 吉兵衛 [Marks: seal 22-024; pub. ref. 194]
IHL Cat. #359
イセ芳
Iseyoshi
イセ芳  [Marks: seal 25-013; pub. ref. U095]
IHL Cat. #955

鍵庄
Kagishō seal 鍵庄 of Kagiya Shōbei
鍵屋 庄兵衛 [Marks: seal 25-177; pub. ref. 198]
IHL Cat. #551



sealed Hyashi
; published by Iseya Rihei 伊勢屋 利兵衛 [Marks: seal 01-122; pub. ref. 152]
IHL Cat. #716
馬喰四 木屋板
Bakuro Yon
馬喰四, Kiya han 木屋板 seal of Kiya Sōjirō
[Marks: seal 26-143; pub. ref. 252 pub. ref. 252]
IHL Cat. #301

小森 宗治郎
Komori S
ōjirō [Kiya Sōjirō]. [Marks: pub. ref. 252; seal not shown]
IHL Cat. #433


 津ノ伊
Tsunoi
津ノ伊 seal of Tsunokuniya Isaburō
[Marks: seal 21-188, pub. ref. 552]
IHL Cat. #501


Ōhashiya Yashichi
大橋屋 弥七; Ōhashi seal [Marks: seal 20-038; pub. ref. 404]
IHL Cat. #760


 


田村 鉄治良 
Left half: Tamura Tetsujirō - address in Honjo (Ishihara-chō 11 banchi)
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 530]
Right half: artist's name 荒川八十八 (Arakawa Yasohachi ga) followed by his address.
IHL Cat. #616

 
出板人 山夲平吉 
 Left half:
出板人 Shuppanjin (publisher) 山夲平吉 Yamamoto Heikichi followed by address
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 595]  
Right
half: 画工 gakō (artist) 荒川八十八 (Arakawa Yasohachi)  followed by his address.
IHL Cat. #664
出板 廣瀬 光太郎
Left half: 
出板 Shuppan (publisher) 廣瀬 光太郎 Hirose Kotaro
[Marks: no reference] followed by publisher's address.
Right half: 画工 gakō (artist) 荒川八十八 (Arakawa Yasohachi)  followed by his address
小林 鉄 次 郎
Maruya Tetsujir
ō
 
Right half:
Kobayashi Tetsujir
ō
小林 鉄 次 郎
Address: Nihonbashi-dori Sanchome 13-banchi
[Marks: seal similar to 26-139; pub. ref. 300]
Left half:
画工 gakō (artist) 荒川八十八 (Arakawa Yasohachi) and address
IHL Cat. #663
板元 宮沢政太郎
Left half:
画工 gakō (artist) 荒川八十八 Arakawa Yasohachi followed by his address
Right half: 板元 Hanmoto 宮沢政太郎 Miyazawa Masatarō  followed by publisher's address
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 341]
IHL Cat. #361



宮澤 政太郎
Left half: Miyazawa Masatarō followed by address [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 341]
Right half: 画工 gakō (artist) 荒川八十八 (Arakawa Yasohachi) and address 
IHL Cat. #597
出版人小宮昇平 
Left half: 
出板Shuppanjin (publisher) Komiyama Shōbei followed by publisher's address
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 269]
Right half: 画工 gakō (artist) 荒川八十八 (Arakawa Yasohachi)  followed by his address
IHL Cat. #1001
 
楢葉三之助
Naraha Sannosuke  followed by address Tokyo Nihonbashi Sakaichō 9-banchi (
東京日本橋区堺町九番地)
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 378]
IHL Cat. #104
 
  小川多計
Ogawa Takei
[Marks:  seal not shown; pub. ref. #403]


ko seal of Suharaya Shinbei
須原屋 新兵衛
[Marks: seal 08-080; pub. ref. 491]

IHL Cat. #768 


Center cartouche (publisher information 出版人): left column - publisher's name 小林常吉 Kobayashi Tsunekichi; right column - publisher's address reading Hatchōbori Mizutanichō 12-banchi
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 259]
Right cartouche (artist information 工画): left column - 安達平七 Adachi Heishichi; right column - artist's address
Left cartouche: 定價六戔 price 6 sen
IHL Cat. #716  
unread publisher's seal
IHL Cat. #643

吉 伊勢屋
Iseya Kanekichi 伊勢屋 兼吉, seal reading 吉 Kichi、伊勢兼 Isekane [Marks: seal 21-059; pub. ref. 145]
IHL Cat. #954
Matsushita Heibei (or Heibee) 松下 平兵衛 in left column of left vertical cartouche [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 320]
IHL Cat. #470
Left half: 出版人 Shuppanjin (publisher)  井沢 菊太郎 Izawa Kikutarō followed by address (Asakusa Uma michi 7 chome 1 banchi) [Marks: similar to 26-042; pub. ref. 174]
Right half: 画工 gakō (artist) 荒川八十八 (Arakawa Yasohachi)  followed by his address.
IHL Cat. #405

Left column: 児玉又七梓 Kodama Matashichi [Marks: seal similar to 26-135; pub. ref. 260]
Center column: publisher's address
Right column: publication date
明治十八年六 月
IHL Cat. #406
Kodama Matashichi
児玉又七 (left column); publisher's address (center column); gakō 画工 ken shuppanjin 兼出版人 (right column)
[Marks: seal similar to 26-135; pub. ref. 260]
IHL Cat. #316

Miyake Hanshirō
三宅 半四郎
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 338]
IHL Cat. #398

Akiyama Buemon
秋山 武右衛門
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 005]
IHL Cat. #389
Akiyama Buemon
秋山 武右衛門
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 005]
IHL Cat. #751


福田 熊次郎
Fukuda Kumajirō
(not in cartouche; printed in margin)
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 071]
IHL Cat. #683,
#701

福田 熊治郎
Fukuda Kumajirō
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 071]
IHL Cat. #345
福田 熊治郎
Fukuda Kumajirō
 [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 071]










IHL Cat. #485

福田熊次郎
Fukuda Kumajirō
Address Nihobahsi-ku Hasegawachō 19-banchi
[Marks: seal 30-046; pub. ref. 071]
IHL Cat. #705

 Fukuda Hatsujirō
福田初二郎 [Marks: similar to seal 30-062; pub. ref. 070].  Publisher's telephone number is shown in the rectangular cartouche.
IHL Cat. #1040

Fukuda Hatsujirō
福田次郎; Address Nihobahsi-ku Hasegawachō 19-banch
[Marks: seal 30-062; pub. ref. 070]
IHL Cat. #404







人形町 
具足屋 
Gusokuya 具足屋 Kahei, Ningyōchō 人形町  [Marks: seal 24-031; pub. ref. 085]
IHL Cat. #401, 
#402, #408,
#420, #421, #458, #606, #835,
#1042 
 


Fukuda Kumajirō 福田熊次郎; Address Nihobahsi-ku Hasegawachō 19-banchi [Marks: seal 30-046; pub. ref. 071]
IHL Cat. #592

Fukuda Hatsujirō
福田次郎; Address Nihobahsi-ku Hasegawachō 19-banchi
[Marks: seal 30-062; pub. ref. 070]

IHL Cat. #846

Fukuda Hatsujirō (福田初次郎) located at Tokyo Nihonbashi Hasegawachō 19-banchi (日本橋区艮谷川町十九番地) [Marks: seal 30-062; pub. ref. 070]
The characters 電浪 二九四 appearing below the seal may be the publisher's phone number, although "telephone" is normally seen as 電話 ("denro") instead of 電浪 ("denwa") as written here.
IHL Cat. #665
Tsutsumi Kichibei 堤吉兵衛 located at Tokyo Nihonbashi Yoshikawachō 5-banchi 日本橋区吉川町五番地
[Marks: similar to seal 26-134; pub. ref. 194]
Two columns of characters in the upper left (see below) state that both production and printing were done by the publisher.
作印刷 saku insatsu (production and printing)
兼発行者 ken hakkousha (both done by publisher)
IHL Cat. #847
IHL Cat. #222



Masudaya 増田屋 Ginjirô 銀次郎
[Marks: seal 30-040; pub. ref. 304]
IHL Cat. #576
Masudaya 増田屋 Ginjirō 銀次郎
[Marks: seal 24-061; pub. ref. 304]
IHL Cat. #771

Dobashi Masadaya han 土橋政田屋 版; trade name Masadaya Heikichi   [Marks: seal 25-448; pub. ref. 302]
IHL Cat. #776
 
Top: 万版元 man hanmoto
Bottom:
Yorozuya Magobei
 万屋 孫兵衛
[Marks: similar to seal 23-070; pub. ref. 627
IHL Cat. #577

Hasegawa Sumi
長谷川スミ
[Marks: seal 25-405; pub. ref. 102]
IHL Cat. #673

Seal: Ebirin 海老林 Trade Name: Ebiya Rinnosuke
[Marks: 21-018; pub. ref. 040]
IHL Cat. #648, #750
Right half: 植木 林之助 Ueki Rinnosuke (Ebiya Rinnosuke) and address
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 040]
Left half:
荒川八十八画 Arakawa Yasohachi followed by the artist's address
(small rectangle: shows price of print as 2 yen.)
IHL Cat. #649, #650
植木 林之助 Ueki Rinnosuke (Ebiya Rinnosuke) and address
[M
arks: seal similar to 26-011; pub. ref. 040]
IHL Cat. #652
Hasegawa Tsunejirō
長谷川常治郎
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 469]
IHL Cat. #609, #901
Ishii Rokunosuke 石井 
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 160]
IHL Cat. #259
IHL Cat. #1100
  

 Takekawa Seikichi han (Sawamuraya Seikichi)
沢村屋 清吉 followed by address
[Marks: seal 26-081, pub. ref. 459]
IHL Cat. #493
 Top: 武川 清吉
Takekawa
Seikichi (Sawamuraya Seikichi)
[Marks: seal similar to 26-081 but different address; pub. ref. 459]
Bottom:
荒川八十八 (Arakawa Yasohachi ga)  followed by his address.
IHL Cat. #403
Left half: 出版 人(Shuppanjin) 武川清吉 (Takegawa Seikichi) located at
本銀丁二丁目十二バンチ

[Marks: pub. ref. 459 - Sawamuraya Seikichi  family name Takegawa Seikichi (sealed as Takegawa Seikichi from 1876)]
Right half: 荒川八十八 gakou (painter) Arakawa Yasohachi followed by the artist's address
IHL Cat. #688
I
noue Kichijiro 井上 吉次郎

from top to bottom:
明治廿七年 十月 日 印刷 (date of printing)
明治廿七年 十月 日 発行 (date of publishing)
臨写 risha (copying)
印刷者 insatsusha (printer)
発行者 hakkousha (publisher)
日本橋區本町二丁目十地 (address of publisher Nihonbashi Honmachi Nichōme 10-banchi)
井上 吉次郎 (publisher's name)

IHL Cat. #845
 


 Sonoharaya Shōsuke
園原屋正助版
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 483]
IHL Cat. #320


Tsujiokaya Bunsuke; seal reading Bun, Tsujiokaya; (firm name Kinshōdō)
[Marks: seal 21-228; pub. ref. 548]
IHL Cat. #195
 

Matsui Eikichi
seal reading
八町堀 (Hatchōbori) 松栄 (Matsuei) [Marks: seal no. 24-051; pub. ref. 307]
IHL Cat. #994
 likely Hayashi Kichizō
林吉蔵
 [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 556]
IHL Cat. #1000


Katō Hyōtarō
加藤兵太郎
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 220]
(Publisher's name is seen in lower left of catouche.)
IHL Cat. #814
 https://78462f86-a-0d1ecbc3-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/myjapanesehanga.com/www/home/artists/hashimoto-chikanobu-1838-1912/record-and-transcript-of-the-korea-incident/Chikanobu%20Record%20and%20Transcript%20of%20the%20Korea%20Incident%20ihl%20cat%20865%20my%20print%20pub%20seal%20300x105%20%20web.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7cqREsBM1dhxi0KboOSvAtNwrtrw1_auAZ_nRl2IyDThcUT2anxznQvRMnpjVkHVJ-tifxDru-8Qd1pku4_VLngoz3qbkBbSDwhlARg_T95gAIcmBVra-6Agp82Y6vFhzs9iJds3oFAQCrEMhPmzUGZRmszVDapSfMWmaEuswNHr_1rGrlXrhHxBexoBPUJcSIDdLGV2hg5MgC7CFSF34qCcnqTTOI645BTwRdXZSVdS6UjdcyojK11OQ0sToQ9CJYCccr2-Sr_D95naehyPecvQVsiokvR527fXvfktbUTyq8uw8_ABAVN_cY2L1R7keqrVVmv7rCQgULJbLEvnj3XbinDfjPMHDQLY6L_YX1LHDOYJ_7D5tFv83M2TP6HbRtjmbe0FlC45w5L4dL75m4DL1v1vmafdxbmTd2n-4DbBXfhVEsFvSD5QKS_feM3x8ePOxZlN&attredirects=0Kashima Matsujirō
鹿島松次郎
[Marks: seal 26-052; pub. ref. 211]
IHL Cat. #865

left half:  出版人 (publisher) 波多野 常定 Hatano Tsunesada. Right column shows publisher's address  [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 104]
right half: 画工 gakō (artist) 橋本直義 Hashimoto Naoyoshi (Chikanobu's family name.)  Right column shows artist's address.
https://78462f86-a-0d1ecbc3-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/myjapanesehanga.com/www/home/artists/adachi-ginko-active-1874-1897-/welcoming-the-triumphant-japanese-army/Ginko-223-Welcoming-the-Triumphant-Japanese-Army%20spub%20seal%20300x170%20web.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7cqYG3SGuwkTqTx0eztWZA235exRqq4Oarq_fwbvqKi6nPiEIUhf3VH4YG2tTWpKkTr5bitMbQemTvQwhNClo60R8hl6njAgZThgl2xyTdR4H6caVgFYbmv-CIbnkqRpdkk3hLqfd1jGtAo-2AdqlwUd4oxUrGabmux-AjwOLMY3KohklhtjdwnOH2auz0oUKH9gKHvq1kmo4i_lsXpo496a4xJ3W0gX1Utw-Bd7f472pUpswNq5eotDiZyNqGyqNRxQLJcmjjy1KZ-nXNFFU_qSo8p3y8T9L4GYExlxRk8yRE10SbAPvDxNF6ovtg_KmaE-VI-D6b4Jqk81gMf-BT0GzdaGbahxOcujNW4edYYkdC7yBv_wAkTJTZjpINcl_1HlAPueQtNBMNT5hSaPPBj9n4agTQ%3D%3D&attredirects=0Ayabe Hanjirō 綾部 半次郎 [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 024]
IHL Cat.
#223


20th Century Publishers

 Kōrokusha
紅録社 -a subdivision of Matsukyū まつ九 [Marks: pub. ref. U219], formed by the artist's  Kamei Tōbei  (1901-1977), Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902-2000) and Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-1979)]. 
Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
seal appearing on many prints in the series
Nōgaku hyakuban by Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927)
 Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
seal appearing on many prints in the series
Nōgaku hyakuban by Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927)

Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
seal appearing on many prints in the series 
Nōgakuzue by Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927)
Shinagawa seal (family name of owner of publisher Kyoto Hanga-in)
IHL Cat.
509510,
685827,
828829

求龍堂発書
きゅうりゅうどうはっしょ
Kyūryūdō Hassho
内田
Uchida han
Uchida Bijutsu Shoten [Marks 09-012; publisher ref. 558]
IHL Cat. #904
 
版権所有
all rights reserved
西宮與

 Ishinomiya Yosaku
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 393]
IHL Cat. #156
京都版画院版
Kyoto Hanga-in han
[Marks 25-485; pub. ref. 284]
IHL Cat. 509510685827828829
 


Watanabe;
Watanabe Publishing Co.
6mm seal
[Marks: 08-034; pub. ref. 576]
IHL Cat. #37, #74


with ruler
Watanabe;

Watanabe Publishing Co.
6mm seal
[Marks: 08-034; pub. ref. 576]
IHL Cat. #35

with ruler
版権所有
渡辺庄三
copyright ownership Watanabe Shōzaburō
"D" type seal
[Marks: 25-184; pub. ref. 576]


佐藤
Satō Shō han
Satō Shōtarō 
佐藤 章太郎 [Marks: pub. ref. 456; seal not pictured]
IHL Cat. #1014, #1015
佐藤
Satō
[Marks: pub. ref. 456; seal not pictured]
IHL Cat. #1014#1015

土井版画店
Doi Hangaten
(Doi Sadaichi 土井貞一)
[Marks: seal not shown;
pub. ref. 037 and 038]
土井版画店
Doi Hangaten 
(Doi Sadaichi 土井貞一)
[Koitsu.com reference K-34 seal 1950-1963]
[Marks: similar to seal 26-158; pub. ref. 037 and 038]

Bottom seals:
carver: Harada 彫 ハラ
printer: Yokoi 摺 ヨコイ
IHL Cat. #978
  



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