• Front and back covers
  • Famous Product: Mount Fuji White Saké (<i>Meibutsu fuji no shirozake</i> - 名物富士の白酒) - left-hand panel of a triptych
  • Arashi Rikan IV  (嵐璃寛) as Sakuramaru (桜丸), Nakamura Shikan IV (中村芝翫) as Matsuōmaru (松王丸) and Nakamura Fukusuke III (中村福助) as Umeōmaru (梅王丸) in the play <i>Sugawara denju tenarai kagami</i> (菅原伝授手習鑑)
  • An actor, possibly Sawamura Sōjūrō V as Shirogara Jūemon (白柄十石工門) wearing a skull and spider kimono - the inset in the upper left is Bandō Shūka I as Komurasaki (小紫)
  • Preliminary drawing (<i>shita-e</i>) for a tetraptych - Utagawa School - A place of pilgrimage - a temple district with waterfall
  • Actor as an otokodate
  • Volume 2 of <i>A Record of the Benevolent Government at Ōgawa</i> <br>
(Ōkawa Jinsei-roku- 大川仁政録)
  • One from a set of twelve <i>Spring Pleasures</i> (<i>Haru no raku</i> - 春の樂?)
  • <i>The Pride of Edo Seen in a Collection of Courtesans</i> (江戸自慢全盛揃) - Hanaōgi (花扇) on the right, Tsukasa (つかさ)  in the center, Akome (あこめ) on the left - all of the Ōgi house (扇屋内)
  • Oiran and and two assistant trainees

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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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