• Tiger
  • <i>Shinobu-zuri</i> (志の婦壽李) - <i>shunga ehon</i>
  • Left panel of a triptych of actors as the 7 Lucky Gods on a chrysanthemum treasure ship with the prow in the shape of a dragon for the <i>Kugatsu kikubune shichifukujin no zu</i> (九月菊舟七福神乃図): Segawa Senjo as Jurōjin and Nakamura Utaemon III as Hotei - from the series <i>Actors and the 12 Months</i> (<i>Sanjurokuban-tsuzuki yakusha junitsuki</i> 三十六ばん続役者十二つき)
  • Ma Lin (Tettekisen Barin - 鉄笛仙馬麟) from the series <i>One of the 108 Heroes of the Popular Water Margin </i> (<i>Tsūzoku Suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori</i> - 通俗水滸傳濠傑百八人一個)
  • Fukuroi (袋井): The Legend of Sakura-ga-ike (<i>Sakura-ga-ike no yurai</i> - 桜か池の由来) from the series<i> Fifty-three Pairings for the Tōkaidō Road</i> (<i>Tōkaidō gojūsan tsui</i> - 東海道五十三対)
  • Fuwa Bansaku (不破伴作): Wakan Hyaku Monogatari (和漢百物語) from the series <i>100 Ghost Stories From China and Japan</i>
  • Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (left) and Kawarzaki Gonjūrō I (right) as Tekomai Masukichi (手古舞升吉) from the play <i>Jitsugetsusei chūya no oriwake</i> (日月星昼夜織分 - <i>The Weaving Together of the Sun, Moon, and Stars at Day and at Night</i>)
  • Konkōryū Rishun (混江龍李俊 - Ch. Li Jun) from the series <i>One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan All Told</i> (<i>Tsūzoku Suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori</i> - 通俗水滸傳濠傑百八人一個)
  • Three brave men slaying the giant <i>uwabami</i> [蟒蛇]: Imai Shirō (今井四郎) on the right, Higuchi no Jirō (樋口次郎) in the center and Tezuka Tarō (手塚太郎) on the left

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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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