• Matsumoto Kōshirō V (松本幸四郎) as Fujihachi Gomon, actually (Jitsu wa) Naosuke Gonbei [藤八五もん実は直助権兵へ]
  • View of Miya (<i>Miya no zu</i>: 宮之図) from the chuban series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road (<i>Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi</i>: 東海道五十三次之内)
  • Shi Jin, the Nine Dragons (Kyūmonryū Shishin - 九紋龍支) struggling with the robber Chōkanko Chintatsu from the series <i>Mirror of Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan</i> (<i>Suikoden gōketsu kagami</i> - 水滸傳豪傑鏡)
  • San'enzan Zōjō-ji Temple (<i>San'enzan Zōjō-ji zu</i> - 三園山増上寺図) from the series <i>The Eastern Capital</i> (Tōto - 東都)
  • Nakamura Kaisha as Okaru in the play <i>Love Suicides on the Eve of the Kōshin Festival</i> (<i>Shinjū yoi Gōshin</i>) from the series <i>Portraits of Male Actors in Various Roles</i>
  • Courtesans in a brothel - left-hand panel from a triptych showing the forces of good and evil influences in the red-light district (遊郭善玉悪玉 - <i>Yūkaku zendama akudama</i>)
  • Winter (<i>Fuyu</i> - 冬), from the series Pleasures of Women at the Height of the Four Seasons (<i>Shiki no kokoro onna asobi</i> - 四季心女遊)
  • Ichiro's Picture Album (Ichiro gafu  一老画譜)
  • Ryo Dōhin (呂洞賓, aka Lu Dongbin) from the series Sixteen Female Sennin Charming Creatures (<i>Enshi juroku josen</i> - 艶姿十六女仙)
  • View of Fukuroi (<i>Fukuroi no zu</i>: 袋井之図) from the chuban series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road (<i>Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi</i>: 東海道五十三次之内)

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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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