SELECTED BOOKS

AIKAWA MINWA, KŌRIN GASHIKI 光琳画式 1818

AIKAWA MINWA, KŌRIN GASHIKI 光琳画式 1818

Kōrin gashiki is a book of Ogata Kōrin designs as drawn by Aikawa Minwa. Though there is little biographical information available about Minwa, he is well regarded for his book, Manga hyaku-jo (Sketchbook of One Hundred Women, 1814).[1] [2] His work also appears in an...

BUNSAI MADAKI長崎土産, NAGASAKI MIYAGE, 1847

BUNSAI MADAKI長崎土産, NAGASAKI MIYAGE, 1847

Artist: Bunsai Madaki Title:  Nagasaki miyage 長崎土産 (Souvenirs of Nagasaki) Date: ca. 1847 Medium: woodblock printed Location: Kislak Center for Special Collections – Arthur Tress Collection. Box 52, Item 11. See link. Publisher: Yamatoya Yūpei Gift of Arthur Tress...

KAMISAKA SEKKA 神坂 雪佳, CHŌ SENSHU 蝶千種, 1904

KAMISAKA SEKKA 神坂 雪佳, CHŌ SENSHU 蝶千種, 1904

Artist: Kamisaka Sekka Title: Chō senshu, “One Thousand Butterflies” Date: 1904 Publisher: Unsōdo Description: 1 of 2 volumes Medium: Woodblock printed, multiple colors on paper Format: hanshibon; gajōsō binding; printed on one side, accordion fold Dimensions: 25 x...

KAWARASAKI KŌDŌ, ORIGAMI MOYŌ, 1935

KAWARASAKI KŌDŌ, ORIGAMI MOYŌ, 1935

Artist: Kawarasaki Kōdō Title: Origami moyō 折紙模様 Date: 1935 (Shōwa 10) Medium: color woodblock-printed illustrated book, 2 volumes Measurements: vol. I: 25.4 x 37.3 cm; vol. II 25.3 cm x 37.5 cm Publisher: Unsōdō, Kyoto Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated...

ŌTSUKI GENTAKU 大槻玄沢, KANKAI IBUN 環海異聞, 1807

ŌTSUKI GENTAKU 大槻玄沢, KANKAI IBUN 環海異聞, 1807

Artist: Ōtsuki Gentaku 大槻玄沢, Banzui, Shigetada. Title:  Kankai Ibun 環海異聞 Date: ca. 1807 Medium: Handwritten manuscript with hand-painted illustrations; Chinese ink and watercolor paint. Location: Kislak Center for Special Collections – Arthur Tress Collection. Box 8,...

SAKAI HŌITSU 酒井抱一, ŌSON GAFU 鶯邨画譜, 1817

SAKAI HŌITSU 酒井抱一, ŌSON GAFU 鶯邨画譜, 1817

Artist: Sakai Hōitsu 酒井抱一(1761–1828) Title: Ōson gafu 鶯邨画譜 (Ōson Painting Album) Alternative Title: Hōitsu jōnin gafu抱一上人画譜, Hōitsu jōnin Ōson gafu抱一上人鶯邨画譜 Date: Second month, 1817 Description: 1 volume Medium: Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper; paper cover...

SUZUKI RINSHŌ 鈴木隣松, ITCHŌ GAFU 一蝶画譜, 1770

SUZUKI RINSHŌ 鈴木隣松, ITCHŌ GAFU 一蝶画譜, 1770

青楼其二(Brothel, no. 2). Volume 1 Artist: Suzuki Rinshō 鈴木隣松 (-1803) after Hanabusa Itchō 英一蝶 (1652-1724) Title: Itchō gafu 一蝶画譜 (Itchō Painting Album) Alternative Title: Hanabusa Itchō gafu 英一蝶画譜 (Hanabusa Itchō Painting Album) Date: First month, 1770 Description: 3...

TAKADACHI 高館, 1625

TAKADACHI 高館, 1625

Artist: unknown Title: Takadachi 高館 Date: 1625 Medium: Monochrome moveable type and woodblock printing; ink and color on paper Publisher: unknown Gift of: Arthur Tress Collection. Box 69, Item 13, https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9977502838303681...

UTAGAWA KUNISADA, YAKUSHA KIJINDEN 役者畸人伝 , 1833

UTAGAWA KUNISADA, YAKUSHA KIJINDEN 役者畸人伝 , 1833

Utagawa Kunisada, Yakusha kijinden, 1833   Artist: Utagawa Kunisada 歌川国貞 (1786-1865) Author: Utei Enba II 烏亭焉馬 (1743-1822) Title: Yakusha Kijinden 役者畸人伝  Date: 1833 Medium: Woodblock printed; ink on paper.  Publisher: Edo: Yamaguchiya Tōbē 山口屋藤兵衛, Nishimuraya Yohachi...