• Various figures aboard the Treasure Ship (<i>Takarabune</i>) which is generally reserved for the The Seven Gods of Good Fortune (<i>Shichifukujin</i>)  - a <i>mitate</i>
  • Ichikawa Kodanji IV (市川小団次) as  Kurotegumi no Sukeroku (黒手組ノ助六) - left panel of a diptych
  • Zhang Heng, the boatman, (Senkaji Chōō - 船火児張横) from the series <i>Mirror of Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan</i> (<i>Suikoden gōketsu kagami</i> - 水滸傳豪傑鏡)
  • Akiko, the mistress of Kirino Toshiaki (利秋の妾お秋) from the series <i>Mirror of Famous Women from Ancient and Modern Times</i> (<i>Kokon meifu kagami</i> - 古今名婦鏡)
  • Makeup at Mirror
  • The Tenth Month (十月): The Festival of Ebisu (<i>Jūgatsu, Ebisu kō</i> - 恵比子講), Kaotsuma (顔妻) of the Tamaya (玉屋), from the series Annual Events in the New Yoshiwara (<i>Shin Yoshiwara nenjū gyōji</i> - 新吉原年中行事)  
  • Kawazu Saburō Sukeyasu (河津三郎祐安) on the left wrestling Matano Gorō Kagehisa (股野五郎景久) in the center, with Ebina Genpachi Hirotsuna (海老名源八弘綱) as referee on the right
  • Iwai Hanshiro V
  • Pillar print of a Okaru [おかる] looking down at Ōboshi Yuranosuke [大星由良之助] - from the ‘Gion Ichiriki Jaya’ scene (段目) VII of the <i>Kanadehon Chūshingura</i> ('Copybook of the Treasury of Loyal Retainers': 仮名手本忠臣蔵)
  • Ichikawa Omezō I [市川男女蔵] as Musashibō Benkei [弁慶]  and Ichikawa Yaozō III [市川八百蔵] as Shinchūnagon Tomomori [新中納言知盛] in <i>Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura</i> [義経千本桜]

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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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