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April 2014 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Miki Suizan (1887-1957).

March 2014 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001).
2. Added additional signatures and seals to the biography of the artist Kubota Beisen (1852-1906).

February 2014 Additions:

January 2014 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Tsuchiya Kōitsu (1870-1949).
2. Added new information to the biography of Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964).
3. Added artist names (gō) to the biography of Ogata Gekkō (1859-1920).

December 2013 Additions:
1. Added dimensions to the prints in the article Takeuchi Seihō: Seihō's Masterpieces.
2. Added biography of the artist Sakamoto Hanjirō (1882-1969).
3. Added new information to the biography of the artist Asano Takeji (1900-1999).
4. Added new information to the biography of the artist Matsuno Sōfū (1899-1963).
5. Added note to the biography of the artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) regarding the artist Tsuchiya Kōitsu 土屋光逸 (1870-1949).
6. Added reference images for the print Nihon Bridge in Snow by the artist Bannai Kōkan (1900-1963).

November 2013 Additions:
1. Added new information including artist names (gō) to the biography Adachi Ginkō (active 1874-1897).
2. Added new information including alternate kanji for artist's name to the biography Kawakami Sumio (1895-1972).
3. Added "Return to top" link in the footer for each page. 

October 2013 Additions:
3. Added text of the wall card used in the Portland Art Museum's Japanese Gallery for the book Buke Hyakunin Isshu.
4. Corrected information for prints from the series Legends of the Loyal Retainers by Utagawa Kunisada II (1823-1880) based on revised information from the website of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
5. Redesigned the Visual Index of prints to improve performance.

September 2013 Additions:

August 2013 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Ōshiro Sadao (1908-1981).
2. Corrected the title of print IHL Cat. #359 from Bandits Encounter the Young Ushiwakamura on Yahagi Bridge to Yahagi Bridge at Midnight with Wild Geese Descending to agree with title cartouche.
3. Added the article Publisher Seals Appearing on Prints in The Lavenberg Collection, which will remain a Work in Progress.

July 2013 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Utagawa Kunimatsu (1855-1944).
2. Added biography of the artist Iwami Reika (b. 1927).
3. Added photos of the artist to the biographies on Kikuchi Keigetsu (1879-1955) and Nishiyama Suishō (1879-1958).
4. Added biography of the artist Akagi Yasunobu (1889-1955).

June 2013 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Yasui Sōtarō (1888–1955).
2. Added details of the story pictured in the print Minamoto no Yoshiie from the series Instructive Models of Lofty Ambitions.

May 2013 Additions:
1. Added new information to the print Oregon Cascade Range by the artist Sekinō Jun’ichiro (1914-1988).
3. Corrected the date of issue for the print Illustration of the the Army and Navy Protecting the Legations and Japanese Residents from c. 1900 to 1894 and corrected the description of what the print depicts.
4. Added biography of the artist Takeda Hideo (b. 1948).
5. Revised, corrected and updated information on the print Ueno Park, Illustration of the Japanese Red Cross Society General Meeting.

April 2013 Additions:
1. Added the name, in kanji, of the artist Uchima Ansei to his biography Uchima, Ansei (1921-2000).
2. Added biography of the artist Ōuchi Makoto (1926-1989).
3. Added the kanji titles for each of the prints in the series One Hundred Views of Great Tokyo in the Showa Era by Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945).
4. Added biography of the artist Asai Chū (1856-1907).
5. Corrected information about the series Seihō's Masterpieces.

March 2013 Additions:

February 2013 Additions:
1. Added a photo of the artist at his easel to the biography of Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942) and corrected the date of the print Top Hat and Mouse from 1934 to 1912.
2. Added subsection "Other Names" to the biography of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892).

January 2013 Additions:
1. Updated information on the artist Terasawa Kōtarō (fl. ca. 1915).
2. Added biography of the artist Koito Gentarō (1887-1978).
3. Changed the titles of the prints in the collection that appeared in Shin Nigao Magazine to agree with the titles as shown on their respective magazine pages.
4. Updated the article Shin Nigao Magazine to indicate that the last issue of the magazine had six supplemental portrait prints of figures involved with the November 1915 enthronement ceremonies for Emperor Taishō.
5. Added photo of the artist to biography of Takagi Shiro (1934-1998).
6. Added biography of the artist Funasaka Yoshisuke (b. 1939).

December 2012 Additions:
1. Added the article Noh - Dance Drama of the Samurai, a special exhibition showing in the Portland Art Museum and added this exhibition under Recent Exhibitions to the biography of the artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927).
2. Added explanatory notes created by Maribeth Graybill, Curator of Asian Art for the Portland Art Museum, for the twelve Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927) prints and one Yōshū Chikanobu (1838-1912) triptych, Illustration of Townspeople Watching Noh Play “Okina” in Edo Castle, included in the Museum's special exhibition Noh Dance Drama of the Samurai.
3. Added signature examples to the biography of artist Hasegawa Chikuyō (fl. c. 1870-1880s).

November 2012 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Ay-O (b. 1931).
2. Added information about artist attribution to the Shin Nigao print The actor Kataoka Nizaemon XI.

October 2012 Additions:
1. Added the name of Kōno Bairei's studio, Ryōuin-juku ('the atelier of the transcending cloud') and a brief description on the Maruyama-Shijō school of art (footnote 1) to his biography Kōno Bairei (1844-1895)
2. Added photo of the artist and quote from the artist to the biography of Rei Yuki (1928-2003).
3. Added comments by Rikio Takahashi on his print Tokyo Tower.
4. Added biography of the artist Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942).
5. Added photo of the covers for each of the five issues of Shin Nigao Magazine.
6. Added a note to the biography of the artist Kubota Beisen (1852-1906) regarding the American realist painters Robert Henri and John Sloan taking a brush painting class from Beisen during his visit to Philadelphia in 1893.

September 2012 Additions:
1. Added pictures of publisher seals not shown on certain prints by the artist Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900).
2. Updated biographical information on Matsuda Seifū (act. 1915).
3. Added biography of the artist Wakayama Yasōji (1903-1983).
4. Added biography of the artist Kuroki Sadao (1908-1984).
5. Added seals of the artist Kamei Tōbei  (1901-1977).

August 2012 Additions:
1. Added details on the series Nôga taikan 能画大鑑 (Encyclopedia of Noh Plays) on Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927).
2. Added biography of the artist Hamada Josen (1895-?).

July 2012 Additions:
1. Added additional images of actor mon to the article Kabuki Actor Crests (mon).
3. Added biography of the artist Miyashita Tokio (1930–2011).

June 2012 Additions:
1. Added a second impression of the print Inside Asakusa Kannon Temple by Narazaki Eishō (1864-1936).
2. Added biography of the artist Hara Takeshi (b. 1942).
3. Added biography of the artist Asano Takeji (1900-1999).

May 2012 Additions:
1. Corrected the titles and release dates for the Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) prints titled The Rising Moon (IHL Cat. #509) and 'Living Death' by Tolstoi (IHL Cat. #510) based on information received from the publisher Kyoto Hanga-In.
2. Enlarged the images for all triptychs appearing on their respective pages from 200x400 pixels to 300x600 pixels. 
3. Added a photo of the artist Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921) at the age of 20.

April 2012 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Toyohara Chikayoshi (fl. 1870s-1880s).
2. Corrected the artist for the print Five Actors as Yuranosuke from Toyohara Kunichika to Toyohara Chikayoshi.  Added information on the particular performance pictured in the print.
3. Added examples of signatures attributed to the artist Inoue Yasuji (1864-1889).
4. Added 45 examples of signatures attributed to the artist Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889).
5. Added biography of the artist Utagawa Yoshitsuya II (active 1870s).

March 2012 Additions:
1. Corrected the name of the publisher for the print The Actor Nakamura Shikan in the role of Ishikawa Goemon from the series Twenty-four Favorites of New Civilization based on information obtained from the National Institute of Japanese Literature.
2. Added the article Interview with Ichikawa Danjuro IX, conducted sometime in 1898-1899 by the British author and theater critic Osman Edwards.
3. Added samples of the artist's signatures to the biography of the artist Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908).

February 2012 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Kinoshita Tomio (b. 1923).
2. Added profile of the kabuki actor Sawamura Tanosuke III to the article The Kabuki Actor.
3. Added the article Kabuki Actor Crests (mon) which includes images of over 110 mon.
4. Corrected the identity of the actors pictured on the print The scene Kumagai Jin'ya from the play Ichinotani Futaba Gunki.

January 2012 Additions:
1. Added commentary on the series One Hundred Pictures of Great Tokyo During Showa by the artist Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945).
2. Added biography of the artist Rei Yuki (1928-2003).

December 2011 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Hatsuyama Shigeru (1897-1973).
2. Updated information on prints in the series Scenes of Last Tokyo (Tokyo kaiko zue).
3. Added section titled Refined Beauties as Models for the Series to the article Yoshitoshi, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (月百姿).
4. Added biography of the artist Tsukioka Gyokusei (1908-1994), daughter of Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927).
5. Added section titled Final Series of Prints (1927) - Kyōgen gojūban (Fifty Kyōgen Plays) under the artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927).

November 2011 Additions:
2. Added a summary of the story Katsugoro's Revenge to the print September Kyogen at the Asakusa-za
3. Added information on the series One Hundred views of Musashi under the artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915).
4. Added biography of the artist Utagawa Kunisada II (1823-1880).
5. Added information to the page for the artist Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) on the current exhibition "Takehisa Yumeji in the Memory, Commemoration of acquisition: The Kawanishi Hide Collection" at The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, running from 2011-11-11 to 2011-12-25.
6. Added improved images (improved color balance) of prints in the series Nôgakuzue (Illustrations of Noh) under the artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927).

October 2011 Additions:
1. Added information to the biography of the artist Takahashi Rikio (1917-1999).
2. Added information to the biography of the artist Inoue Yasuji (1864-1889).
3. Added information to the biography of the artist Utagawa Kunimasa IV (1848-1920).
4. Add transcriptions of scrolls and corrected one print title in the series Dai Nippon Bussan Zue by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894).

September Additions:
1. Corrected transposed Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) song sheets.

August 2011 Additions:
1. Added biography of the artist Utagawa Yoshimori (1830–1884).
2. Updated article on Shin Nigao Magazine with information on cover for issue no. 5.
3. Added information on actor Ôtani Tomoemon VI (aka Nakamura Tôzô V) to the article The Kabuki Actor. 
4. Added a section on Signatures and Seals to the biography of artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915).
6. Updated information on the artist Oda Tomiya (1896-?).

July 2011 Additions:
1. Added examples of signatures attributed to the artist Adachi Ginkō (active 1874-1897).
2. Corrected the title/description of the Utagawa Kunisada I (1786–1865) print Fude torite megumi no ōtsu-e to The dance Michiyuki tabiji no hanamuko an interact in the play Kanadehon Chûshingura based on new information from the Ritsumeikan University Art Research Center.
3. Added biography of the artist Kobayashi Eitaku (1843-1890).
4. Added additional information on the print Neighbor's Dream by the artist Yoshida Toshi (1911-1995).
5. Added biography of the artist Yukawa Hiromitsu (active c. 1894).
6. Added prints to the article Sino-Japanese War Prints (1894-1895).

June 2011 Additions:
1. Additional information added to the discussion "Print Editions" for the artist Onchi Kōshirō (1891-1955).
2. Added biography of the artist Kubota Beisen (1852-1906).
5. Added reference to, and image of, the 1923 cover of a musical score of Anton Rubinstein's Wanderer's Night Song, published by Senow Ongaku Shuppansha, for the print Night Trip by Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934).
6. Added examples of signatures attributed to the artist Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900).

May 2011 Additions:
1. Added examples of signatures attributed to the artist Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920).
2. Added photos and additional information to the artist's biography Takeuchi Keishu (1861-1942).
3. Added biography of the artist Sakamoto Isamu (b. 1931).
4. Added biography of the artist Utagawa Yoshitora (fl. c. 1836-1882).

April 2011 Additions:
1. Added biography for the artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869).
2. Added link to University of Pittsburgh Digital Research Library site http://digital.library.pitt.edu/k/kogyo/index.html devoted to the artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927).  Added reference to current exhibition of Kogyo prints at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art on the Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927) page. 
3. Updated the page Utagawa Kunimasa IV (1848-1920) with a reference to an article on the artist appearing in Andon 89 (December 2010), bulletin of the Society for Japanese Arts.
4. Added biography for the artist Shōsai Ikkei (fl. c. 1870s).
6. Modified the article Sino-Japanese War Prints (1894-1895) to place the print thumbnail images in rough chronological order of the military engagements.
7. Corrected information on the artist Toshiaki Yusai (1864-1921).

March 2011 Additions:
1. Significant corrections made to various Noh theater prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927) based on information received from Claus-Peter Schulz.
2. Updated information on the artist Kojima Shôgetsu (active 1870–1900).
3. Added examples of signatures attributed to the artist Watanabe Nobukazu (1872-1944).
4. Added examples of signatures attributed to the artist Nagashima Shungyō (active 1882-1905).
5. Added paragraph on "Boom and Bust in Woodblock Print Sales" to Prints (Senso-e) of the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars.


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