• Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (市村 羽左衛門) as motoyiya Bunshichi (元結屋文七) and Bandō Mitsugorō VI (坂東三津五郎) as the geisha Osaki (芸者おさき)
  • Arashi Koroku IV as Orie (おりへ) on the right and Bandō Mitsugorō III as Yazama Jūtarō (矢間重太郎) in the play <i>Taiheiki chūshin kōshaku</i> [太平記忠臣講釈]
  • Night Rain at Ōyama (大山夜雨): View of the Summit above the former Fudō Temple (従前不動頂上之図) - from Eight Views Of Famous Places (名所八景) - <i>Ōyama ya-u: Juzen Fudō chojo no kei - Meisho hakkei</i>
  • Tobiuo [飛魚] and ishimochi [石もち] and lily [百合] from the series known as the Large Fish (<i>Uozukushi</i> [魚尽くし])
  • <i>Ehon</i> (絵本): <i>shunga</i> (春画)
  • The deluxe <i>shunga</i> album, <i>Ama no Ukibashi</i>, 'The Floating Bridge of Heaven' [天浮橋]
  • View of Goyu (<i>Goyu no zu</i>: 御油之図) from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road (<i>Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi</i>: 東海道五十三次之内)
  • Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
  • Bijin trimming a plum branch - 見立虫 巳 ふしのうちはさみむし
  • Segawa Kikunojō V (瀬川菊之丞) as an <i>onnagata</i>

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Ukiyo-e Prints in the Mike Lyon Collection

Mike Lyon (artist b. 1951) was fortunate to have grown up familiar with Japanese prints. In his youth Lyon’s parents and grandparents displayed examples that certainly inspired his own artistic development. He began acquiring Japanese color woodcuts early in his career as an artist. The types of prints that feature most prominently among the many hundreds in Lyon's collection reflect the artist’s deep appreciation of the human figure and the expressive facial portrait. The vast majority of Japanese prints in the Lyon collection represent views of actors yakusha-e) and beautiful women (bijin-ga), and in particular the close-up, bust-length portraits of the same (okubi-e).

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