Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) 
Yamashiro, Flowers of Daigo-ji, Chancellor Hideyoshi and Lady Yodogimi, No. 45 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Flowers of Daigo-ji, Chancellor Hideyoshi and Lady Yodogimi, No. 45 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) 
Yamato, Utabiko, Lady Kasuga and Princess Chujo, No. 8 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers


A scene from the story of Princess Chujo. Her evil stepmother Iwane Gozen stole a special statue of the Goddess Kannon under the care of the princess, then accused her of losing it as an excuse to get rid of Chujo. The princess was driven from the palace out into the cold by Lady Kasuga and her servant, shown here beating the princess with a pipe and a bamboo broom. The poor beauty collapses on the ground, her loose hair falling out onto the snow before her, Lady Kasuga’s face contorted with rage. The inset above show the Goddess Kannon floating on a cloud. A compelling illustration, detailed with burnishing in the black kimono.

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamato, Utabiko, Lady Kasuga and Princess Chujo, No. 8 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers


A scene from the story of Princess Chujo. Her evil stepmother Iwane Gozen stole a special statue of the Goddess Kannon under the care of the princess, then accused her of losing it as an excuse to get rid of Chujo. The princess was driven from the palace out into the cold by Lady Kasuga and her servant, shown here beating the princess with a pipe and a bamboo broom. The poor beauty collapses on the ground, her loose hair falling out onto the snow before her, Lady Kasuga’s face contorted with rage. The inset above show the Goddess Kannon floating on a cloud. A compelling illustration, detailed with burnishing in the black kimono.

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) 
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) 
Edo, Flowers of Yoshiwara, the Courtesan Katsuragi, Fuwa Banzaemon and Nagoya Sanza, No. 6 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Edo, Flowers of Yoshiwara, the Courtesan Katsuragi, Fuwa Banzaemon and Nagoya Sanza, No. 6 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) 
Mikawa, Moon over Okazaki, Ushiwakamaru and Princess Joruri, No. 13 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Mikawa, Moon over Okazaki, Ushiwakamaru and Princess Joruri, No. 13 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) 
Mutsu, Moon, Princess Katami and Asahina, No. 31 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

The son of the female warrior Tomoe Gozen and Wada Yoshimori, Wada Asahina Saburo Yoshihide traveled to the north to re-establish the Wada clan after his father was killed. Along the way, Asahina met many strange and unusual people. Here Asahina looks down from a riverbank at the beautiful young Princess Katami, who is trying to escape from Mutsu Castle in Hirosaki by sailing down the river in a wooden tub. Two egrets fly across the sky, the full moon shining down on the palace towers in the distance. The inset above shows a strange pair of men, one with long legs and the other with long arms, whom Asahina encountered during his travels. Working together, the men were able to catch fish. A beautiful evening scene with Chikanobu’s characteristic attention to detail and fine drawing.

BTW. The yokai in the upper cartouche is called ashinaga-tenaga. /
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashinagatenaga

Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Mutsu, Moon, Princess Katami and Asahina, No. 31 
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

The son of the female warrior Tomoe Gozen and Wada Yoshimori, Wada Asahina Saburo Yoshihide traveled to the north to re-establish the Wada clan after his father was killed. Along the way, Asahina met many strange and unusual people. Here Asahina looks down from a riverbank at the beautiful young Princess Katami, who is trying to escape from Mutsu Castle in Hirosaki by sailing down the river in a wooden tub. Two egrets fly across the sky, the full moon shining down on the palace towers in the distance. The inset above shows a strange pair of men, one with long legs and the other with long arms, whom Asahina encountered during his travels. Working together, the men were able to catch fish. A beautiful evening scene with Chikanobu’s characteristic attention to detail and fine drawing.

BTW. The yokai in the upper cartouche is called ashinaga-tenaga. /
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashinagatenaga

Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Minamoto no Yoriyoshi Striking a Rock with His Bow 
Series; Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan

Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan - Yoshitoshi designed this fantastic series of fifty-one prints of military heroes from 1876 to 1882. These dramatic images of famous warriors created a sensation with the Japanese public. Full of violence and intense emotions, Yoshitoshi’s bold and innovative compositions tackled a historic subject using a modern style. His realism and drafting skill captured the important legacy of these national heroes at a time when Japan was struggling with the aftermath of the Satsuma Rebellion. 

Minamoto no Yoriyoshi Striking a Rock with His Bow  - An illustration of Minamoto no Yoriyoshi striking a rock with his bow, bringing forth a stream of fresh water, which became the Kitagamigawa River. According to legend, his troops were suffering during a severe drought in 1054, and the water saved the lives of his army.

Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Minamoto no Yoriyoshi Striking a Rock with His Bow
Series; Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan

Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan - Yoshitoshi designed this fantastic series of fifty-one prints of military heroes from 1876 to 1882. These dramatic images of famous warriors created a sensation with the Japanese public. Full of violence and intense emotions, Yoshitoshi’s bold and innovative compositions tackled a historic subject using a modern style. His realism and drafting skill captured the important legacy of these national heroes at a time when Japan was struggling with the aftermath of the Satsuma Rebellion.

Minamoto no Yoriyoshi Striking a Rock with His Bow - An illustration of Minamoto no Yoriyoshi striking a rock with his bow, bringing forth a stream of fresh water, which became the Kitagamigawa River. According to legend, his troops were suffering during a severe drought in 1054, and the water saved the lives of his army.

Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) 
Maboroshi, Chapter 41 
Series; Lady Murasaki’s Genji Cards, 1857

Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Maboroshi, Chapter 41 
Series; Lady Murasaki’s Genji Cards, 1857

Kyosai (1831 - 1889) 
Dancing Dog and Taking a Portrait of the Nio Guardians 
Series; Famous Views of Modern Tokyo, 1875

Kyosai (1831 - 1889)
Dancing Dog and Taking a Portrait of the Nio Guardians
Series; Famous Views of Modern Tokyo, 1875

Eisen Tomioka (1864 - 1905) 
Jigoku Dayu Kuchi-e Print, 1903

Eisen Tomioka (1864 - 1905)
Jigoku Dayu Kuchi-e Print, 1903