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Artists, in alphabetical order. Last name is given first, in the Japanese tradition.
Click on name to link directly to the artist's work.

Bairei Kono
Gosho Kikuo
Imai Takehisa
Imao Keinen
Kasamatsu Shiro
Kaso

Kawase Hasui
Koson
Kunio Kaneko
Matsubara Naoko
Nishijima Katsuyuki
Okuyama Gihachiro
Takeuchi Keishu


Toshikata
Yoshida Hiroshi
Yoshida Toshi
Wada Sanzo
Watanabe Seitei

2608sm

Signature unread

c. 1990's

Printed in 4 colours

Print given to Coca Cola representatives in Nagano, Japan

Paper size: 18 1/4" x 25"
Printed area: 10 3/4" x 17 3/8"

CDN $195

 

Bairei Kono
(1844-1895)

Bairei's first kacho (birds and flowers), printed in black with greys and a few colour tints.
Founder and professor at the Kyoto Art School; member of the Imperial Art Committee.
Famous for his impromtu sketchings of landscapes, flowers, and birds, he was considered one of he most important artists in the late ninteenth century Japan.

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Bairei Kono

#1

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $95

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Bairei Kono

#2

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $95

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Bairei Kono

#3

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $75

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Bairei Kono

#4

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto


CDN $85

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Bairei Kono

#5

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $75

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Bairei Kono

#6

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $150

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Bairei Kono

#7

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $85

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Bairei Kono

#8

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $85

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Bairei Kono

#9

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $65

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Bairei Kono

#10

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $75

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Bairei Kono

#11

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $85

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Bairei Kono

#12

Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

Printed: 1881, Kyoto

CDN $75

   
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Bairei Kono


#1
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

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Bairei Kono

#2
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

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Bairei Kono

#3
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

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Bairei Kono

#4
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

9815sm

Bairei Kono

#5
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

9816sm

Bairei Kono

#6
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

9820sm

Bairei Kono

#8
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

9827sm

Bairei Kono

#9
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

9828sm

Bairei Kono

#10
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

9824sm

Bairei Kono

#12
Format: Oban Yoko-E

Series: 100 Varieties of Chysanthemum(Hairei Kiku Hyakushushiki)

Printed:1896

CDN $75

   
   
   

 

Gosho Kikuo
(1943-)


9765sm

The title refers to the look of the old traditional shop with the long curtains displaying the shop logo
Gosho Kikuo
(1943-)


Noren no aru Machiya

Format: Dai-oban, Yoko-E

Date: 1984

Ltd. Ed. #17/200

Signed: K. Gosho in pencil

Image: 10 1/4: x 14 1/2"
Paper: 12 3/4" x 16 3/4"

CDN $175
 

Kasamatsu Shiro
(1898-1991)

9756sm Kasamatsu Shiro

First Day of Spring

Format: Oban Tate-E

Date: 1964
First Edition

Signed: Shiro Kasamatsu

Image: 14 1/2" x 9 3/4"

Paper: 15 1/2" x 11 1/4"

CDN $495
 

Kaso
(Early 20th Century)

9978sm Kaso
(early 20th century)


Two Pups and Tall Bamboo

Painting on silk
Mounted as a scroll

Size of scroll: 20 1/2" x 74"

CDN $350
9973sm Kaso
(early 20th century)


Two Pups and Tall Bamboo

detail of two pups



Kawase Hasui
(1883-1957)

9744sm Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Yasugi Kiyomitsu, Izumo


Published: Watanabe

Seal: "A", 1926

Series: Selections of Scenes of Japan

Signed: Hasui

Paper: 11 7/8" x 8 3/4"

Image: 11 3/4" x 8 1/8"

CDN $1400
9699sm

Kawase Hasui
(1883-1957)


Dusk at Itako

Format: O-Hosoban

Published: 1932
Publisher: Doi
Note: This printing is post war


Image: 14 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper: 15 3/4" x 7 1/2"

CDN $375

   
   

Imai Takehisa (1940– )

9735sm

Imai Takehisa (1940– )

The Temple in Hino

Ltd. Ed. #47/150

Printed: c.1980

Signed: Takehisa in pencil, lower margin

Paper: 13 1/2" x 18 1/2"

Image 11 1/4" x 16"

CDN $350

 
   

Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)

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Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)


Buckwheat & Quail

Format: Oban Tate-E

Printed Date: 1890

Carver: Tanaka Hirokichi

Printer: Miki Jinzaburo

Image: 12 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Paper: 14 1/2" x 10"

CDN $125

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Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)


Bush Clover & Siskin

Format: Oban Tate-E

Printed Date: 1890

Carver: Tanaka Hirokichi

Printer: Miki Jinzaburo

Image: 12 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Paper: 14 1/2" x 10"

CDN $125

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Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)


Purple Magnolia &Yellow White Parrot

Format: Oban Tate-E

Printed Date: 1890

Carver: Tanaka Hirokichi

Printer: Miki Jinzaburo

Image: 12 1/2" x 8 3/4"

Paper: 14 1/2" x 10"

CDN $250

 
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Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)


Dogwood

Series: Manual of Drawing

Publisher: Yamada Unsudo

Printed:1906

Size: 9 1/2" x 12 3/4"
centerfold as issued

CDN $59

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Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)


Pomegranate

Series: Manual of Drawing

Publisher: Yamada Unsudo

Printed:1906

Size: 9 1/2" x 12 3/4"
centerfold as issued

CDN $95

   
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Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)


Fiddlehead Ferns

Series: Manual of Drawing

Publisher: Yamada Unsudo

Printed:1906

Size: 9 1/2" x 12 3/4"
centerfold as issued

CDN $89

9742sm

Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)


Farmhouse

Series: Manual of Drawing

Publisher: Yamada Unsudo

Printed:1906

Size: 9 1/2" x 12 1/2"
centerfold as issued

CDN $79

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Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)


Praying Mantis

Series: Manual of Drawing

Publisher: Yamada Unsudo

Printed:1906

Size: 9 1/2" x 12 3/4"
centerfold as issued

CDN $75

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Imao Keinen
(1845-1924)


Waterlily

Series: Manual of Drawing

Publisher: Yamada Unsudo

Printed:1906

Size: 9 1/2" x 12 3/4"
centerfold as issued

CDN $95

   

Koson (Shoson Ohara)
(1977 - 1945)

9576sm Koson (Shoson Ohara)

Cockatoo and Pomegranate at Night

Formant: Chuban

Publisher: Watanabe

Printed: c. 1930

Size:10" x 7"

CDN $750

 

Kunio Kaneko (1949- )

2480sm Kunio Kaneko

Autumn Light

Woodblock print
Limited Edition #69/200

Dated: 2004

Signed in pencil Kunio Kuneko

Artist's seal present

Image size: 5 3/4" x 6"
Paper size: 7 1/4" x 8"

CDN $150
2481sm Kunio Kaneko

Daytime

Woodblock print

Dated: 1995

Signed in pencil Kunio Kuneko

Artist's seal present

Image size: 6 1/3" x 6 1/4"
Paper size: 8 1/2" x 8 5/8"

CDN $150

Matsubara Naoko(1937–) RCA
 
9765sm Naoko Matsubara (1937–) RCA

Farewell

Signed: Matsubara in pencil

Carved and printed by the artist

Ltd. Ed. 8/35

CDN $425

Matsubara's work is in the British Museum, Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and many other galleries worldwide
 

Nishijima Katsuyuki (1945– )

9732sm Nishijima Katsuyuki (1945– )

Kyoto Houses

Ltd Ed. #403/500

Signed: K. Nishijima in pencil

Paper: 18 3/8" x 13 5/8"

Image: 11 1/4" x 16"

CDN $145
 

Okuyama Gihachiro
(1907-1981)

8885sm Okuyama Gihachiro
(1907-1981)


Ducks

Publisher: Okuyama Hanga Kobo

Signed in pencil

Date: Mid-century

Size:19" x 8 3/4 "

CDN $150
 

 
 

Takeuchi Keishu
(1861-1942)

9062sm Takeuchi Keishu
(1861-1942
)

Beauty with Puppy

Format: Kuchi-E (Frontpiece)

Publisher: Bungei Kurabu

Printed date: 1910

Size: 12" x 8 1/2"

Signed: Keishu

CDN $195
 

Toshikata
(1866-1908)

1804sm Toshikata
(1866-1908
)

"Bijin no Kogai Shasei"
A Beauty Sketching Outside


Frontispience for Bungei Kurabu
Vol. 9, #9

Printed date: 1903

Size: 8 3/4" x 11 1/2"

CDN $295
 

Yoshida Hiroshi
(1876-1950)

9635sm Yoshida Hiroshi
(1876-1950)


Hokuryo

Format: Oban Yoko E

Date 1937

Signed: Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil
Brush signature: Yoshida
Seal reads: Hiroshi
Jizuri Seal upper left margin

Size: 11" x 16"

CDN $950
 
   
9637sm Yoshida Hiroshi
(1876-1950)


Market in Mukden

Format: Oban Yoko E

Date 1937

Brush signature: Yoshida
Seal reads: Hiroshi
Jizuri Seal upper left margin

Size: 10 3/4" x 15 3/4"

CDN $950
9639sm Yoshida Hiroshi
(1876-1950)


Dainan Gate in Mukden

Format: Oban Yoko E

Date 1937

Signed: Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil
Brush signature: Yoshida
Seal reads: Hiroshi
Jizuri Seal upper left margin

Size: 10 7/8" x 16"

CDN $850

Yoshida Toshi
(1911 - 1995)

 
white plum Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


White Plum in the Farmyard


Format: Oban Tate-E

Seal reads: Yoshida

Signature: Impressed

Paper: 16" x 10 5/8"

Image: 14 5/8" x 9 3/4"

CDN $235
9745sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Kiyomizu Temple

Format: Chuban Tate-E

Seal reads: Yoshida

Signature: Impressed

Paper: 10 3/4" x 7 3/4"

Image: 9 5/8" x 6 3/4"

CDN $165
9760sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Urayasu

Format: Oban Tate-E

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Seal reads: Yoshida

Paper: 15 3/4" x 10 3/4"

Image: 14 1/2" x 9 1/2"

CDN $475
9765sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Ishiyama Temple

Format: Oban Tate-E

Blocks: self-carved

Signature: Impressed

Paper: 15 3/4" x 10 1/2"

Image: 14 3/4" x 9 1/2"

CDN $225
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Note: Margins slightly toned
Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Ginkakuji Garden

Format: Aiban Tate-E

Seal reads: Yoshida

Published: 1963

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Paper: 9 1/2" x 13 3/4"
Image: 12 1/4" x 8 1/4"

CDN $265
9750sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Yodo River

Format: Chuban Tate-E

Seal reads: Yoshida

Signature: Impressed

Paper: 8" x 10 1/2"

Image: 6 3/4" x 9 1/2"

CDN $215
9695sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


From Katsugari-Yama

Format: Aiban Yoko-E

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Seal reads: Yoshida Toshi

Image: 8 3/8" x 12 1/4"
Sheet: 9 1/2" x 12 1/4"

CDN $475
 
9701sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Daisetsuzan

Format: Yatsugiri-Ban

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil


Image: 3 1/4" x 5"
Paper: 6" x 8 1/4"

CDN $195
9705sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Linnoji Garden

Format: Chuban Yoko-E

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Seal reads: Yoshida

Kanji in upper left margin indicate he carved the blocks himself

Image: 6 3/4" x 9 1/2"
Sheet: 7 3/4" x 10"

CDN $350
9707sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Pagoda in Kyoto

Format: Chuban Tate-E

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil


Image: 9 1/2" x 6 3/4"
Paper: 10 3/4" x 8"

CDN $325
2496sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Raicho

Format: Dai Oban Yoko-E

Signed Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Seal reads: Toshi

Date: 1930

Image: 9 3/4" x 14 3/4"
Sheet: 11" x 15 3/4"

CDN $450
2489sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


From the Ryogoku Bridge

Format: Chuban Yoko-E

Series: Tokyo at Night

Signed Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Seal reads: Yoshida

Image: 6 3/4" x 9 1/2"
Sheet: 8" x 10 5/8"

CDN $475
2485sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Supper Wagon

Format: Chuban Yoko-E

Series: Tokyo at night

Signed Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Seal reads: Yoshida

Image: 6 3/4" x 9 1/2"
Sheet: 7 3/4" x 10 1/2"

CDN $475
   
9643sm Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Okaramon

Format: Chuban Tate-e

Date 1937

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Seal reads: Yoshida

Size: 10 1/2" x 7 7/8"

CDN $235
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Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)

Kitugawa Street

Pristine condition
Pencil signed

Image: 9 1/4" x 6 3/4"

CDN $295

Yoshida Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Ginza Early Morning After A Rain


Format: Chuban

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Dated 1958 in pencil

Sheet size 12" x 8 1/2"

CDN $395
5688 Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)

Zebras

Pristine condition
Pencil signed

Image: 10 1/4" x 7 1/2"

CDN $275

yoshida Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Early Spring in Azumino


Format: Aiban

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Sheet size 9 1/4" x 13 1/4"

CDN $525
5686 Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Matsumoto

Pristine condition
Pencil signed

Image: 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"

CDN $395

Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Cherry Blossoms by the Gate


Format: Oban

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Sheet size 15 5/8" x 10 1/2"

CDN $ 510
yoshida Yoshida Toshi
(1911-1995)


Stone Lanterns


Format: Chuban

Signed: Toshi Yoshida in pencil

Seal reads: Yoshida

Sheet size 8 1/8" x 11 1/8"

CDN $350

Wada Sanzo
(1883-1968)

8869sm
Series: Occupations of Japan in the Showa Era.
First edition printing on Japanese paper with watermark reading Kyoto Hanga In

Wada Sanzo
1883-1968)


Professional Golfer

Date: May 1956

Publisher: Kyoto Hanga In

Carver: Matsuda

Signature Sanzo by Hand in ink

Size:12 1/4" x 17"

CDN $295

 

Watanabe Seitei
(1851-1918)

Seitei is considered the finest painter of birds and flowers of the Meiji Era, 1868-1912. His images have an arresing poetic quality about them, built on the delicacy of his finely lined brushwork.

 
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Watanabe Seitei

Rice & Eurasian Tree Sparrow

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $110

seitei2sm Watanabe Seitei

Geese Above the Seashore

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $125
seitei3sm Watanabe Seitei

Dragonfly with Grape


From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $125
seitei4sm Watanabe Seitei

Tree Peony

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $ 125
seitei6sm Watanabe Seitei

Flying Swallows, Falling Petals

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $145
seitei7sm Watanabe Seitei

Butterfly, Pine & Peony

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $145
seitei8sm Watanabe Seitei

Weeping Cherry, Large-billed Crows

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $175
seitei9sm Watanabe Seitei

Crows in Falling Snow

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $175
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Watanabe Seitei

Dandelion and Japanese Thrush

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $95

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Watanabe Seitei

Swallows

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $145

seitei10sm Watanabe Seitei

Cockatoo & Birch

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $185
seitei12sm Watanabe Seitei

Foraging Varied Tit

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

Size:
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"

CDN $115
seitei13sm Watanabe Seitei

Japanese Bush Warbler

From Seitei Kacho Gafu Vol. 1
Seitei's album of birds and flowers

Publisher: Okura Magobei, Tokyo

Published: 1890

CDN $185