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1. Otsu City Museum of History
Baitei and Kinkoku: poet painters and followers Buson "Omi" Buson
Baitei, Kinkoku: Omi Buson to yobareta gaka.
Ki Baitei (1734-1810) was a pupil of the famous poet Buson, and painted in the literati style (bunjinga) landscapes, but as is shown in the catalogue also many humorous scenes. His work was an inspiration for the ukiyo-e prints. Yokoi Kinkoku (1761-1832) started his career painting the life of the monk Honen (cat p. 63) in the colourful style of the Tosa school. In Japanese only. Extensive section with facsimiles of signatures. Useful.
2. Edo-Tokyo Museum
Beautiful Shin-hanga : revitalization of ukiyo-e
Yomigaeru ukiyoe : uruwashiki Taisho Shin hanga ten.
Tokyo, 2009. 277 pp. Numerous colour ills. 30x23 cm.
Catalog of an exhibition held at Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum of the Robert. O. Muller collection. Japanese and English.
3. Kokuritsu Nogakudo
Elegance and esprit, Noh and Kyogen masterpieces from the National Noh Theatre Collection
Kokuritsu Nogakudo korekushon-ten : No no eregansu, Kyogen no esupri.
Tokyo, 2008. 218 pp. Chiefly col. ill. 30x23 cm.
Catalogue of an exhibition held on the occasion of 25th anniversary of the National Noh Theatre Collection. A nicely illustrated selection of noh and kyogen masks, noh robes and literary resources on noh. Mainly in Japanese, foreword, introductory notes and captions in English.
(Japanese text only)
4. Hekinan City Fujii Tatsukichi Museum
Fujii Tatsukichi no ita Taisho Taisho no ibuki o taiken shita fyuzane to zenei no bijutsukatachi - Fujii Tatsukichi, the embodiment of Taisho Avant-garde artists embodying the breath of Taisho Fyuzan. (Japanese text only)
167 pp Extensively illustrated (colour ills).
Important catalogue on the avant garde movement in Nihonga (20th century Japanese style painting)
5. Kakimori Bunko
Haikai no bi: Basho, Onitsura, Buson.
Kakimori bunko meihinten.
Itami, 2006. 119 p. Numerous colour and b/w ills.
Masterpieces (paintings, surimono, calligaphies) of the three haiku poets Basho, Onitsura and Buson in the Kakimori library. The cursive writings on the images are written and explained in modern Japanese in the comments. No English.
6. Iwakiri Yuriko
Hamburg ukiyoe collection ten - Exhibition of the Hamburg Ukiyoe Collection
240 pp. 196 colour ills and 69 b/w ills.
Excellent catalogue with ample attention to surimono. Japan's first exhibition of Ukiyoe collection of the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.
7. Hamazaki, Reiji & Ito Nobuko
Hanga o tsuzuru yume: Utsunomiya ni kizamareta sosaku hanga undo no kiseki
Utsunomiya, 2000. 276 p. 640 colour & some b/w ill. 26x19 cm.
Exhibition catalogue of 640 Sosaku prints produced by the Sosaku Hanga Movement in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture. Includes well known artists like Kawakami Sumio and Hiratsuka Unichi. Japanese language only.
8. Okuda Atsuko
Hiroshige fan prints
Hiroshige no uchiwae: Shirarezaru ukiyoe.
Tokyo, 2010. 163 pp. Numerous color ills. 29x23 cm.
Catalogue with illustrations of Hiroshige's fan prints. Titles of prints also in English, otherwise Japanese.
9. Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo museum
Sharaku and other hidden masterworks from the land of Nausicaa
Sharaku maboroshi no nikuhitsuga.
Tokyo, 2009. 279 p. colour. 30x23 cm.
This beautiful exhibition catalogue in commemoration of 110 years friendship between Japan and Greece is centered around a recently discovered Sharaku fan print in the Museum of Asian Art in Corfu. Extensive essays and description of the exhibits in English.
10. National Theatre Museum
Shibai hangato zuroku 11 : kokuritsu gekijo shozo
Illustrated catalogue of theatre prints in the collection of the National Theatre Museum. No. 11.
Tokyo, 2006. 155 pp. 152 colour ills. 30x21 cm.
The continuation of the 10 vol. series, all dedicated to actor prints. Essential for all studies of kabuki prints
11. National Theatre Museum
Shibai hangato zuroku 12 : kokuritsu gekijo shozo
Illustrated catalogue of theatre prints in the collection of the National Theatre Museum. No. 12.
Tokyo, 2009. 179 pp. 150 colour ills. 30x21 cm.
The continuation of the series mentioned above, all dedicated to actor prints. Essential for all studies of kabuki prints
12. Shirakaba: pilots of art in modern Japan
Shirakabaha no aishita bijutsu : "Shirakaba" tanjo 100-nen.
Osaka, 2009. 233 pp. Numerous colour ills. 27x19 cm.
Catalog documenting the works of the members centered around the White Birch movement. The magazine was published from 1910 to 1923. Introduction and captions also in English.
13. Hekinan City Fujii Tatsukichi Museum
Gaka toshite no Fujii Tatsukichi - Fujii Tatsukichi as a painter
Sosaku no genten o motomete - The search of the origin of his work.
131. 68 colour ills.
Catalogue of the circle of Fujii Tatsukichi and his avant-garde colleagues.
14. Toshiyuki Yamada
Taisho imajuri no sekai - The world of Taisho imagery
Dizain to ilasutoreshon no modanzu - Design and illustrations of the moderns.
Japan, 2010. 191. Widely illustrated (colour ills). 21x15 cm.
Small but excellent catalogue documenting Taisho period bookdesign, including works by Yumeji, Settai, Tatsukichi etc.
15. Shiga Museum of Modern art
Taishoki saiko inten no kagayaki : Taikan, Kanzan, Yukihiko, Kokei, Gyoshu : Nihonga sozo no ku
Tokyo, 2009. 199 pp. 150 colour ills.
Catalogue of an exhibition of Taisho nihonga including important works by Taikan, Seison, Koka and many others.
16. National Museum of Japanese History
The misemono show collection
Illustrated catalogue of National Museum of Japanese History, vol.9.
Sakura-shi, 2010. 341 pp. Ca. 800 b/w, and 15 colour ills. 30x21 cm.
First detailed discussion of prints of shows and performances from the Edo period until early 20th century.
17. Josai Kokusai Daigaku Mizuta Bijutsukan
Tsukioka Kogyo, a modern painter of noh
Kindai no nogaka Tsukioka Kogyo ten.
Togane-shi, 2005. 83 pp. Numerous colour ills. 30x23 cm.
Catalog of an exhibition on the print artist Kogyo. In Japanese, list of works and foreword in English. Includes a complete illustration of his two major prints series of the noh theatre. Now completely sold out. One copy left.
18. Nakagawamachi Bato Hiroshige bijutsukan
Ukiyoe fukei hanga no hensenten: shuki tokubetsuten
Nakagawamachi, . 164 pp. Numerous colour ill. 30x23 cm.
Exhibition catalogue on ukiyoe landscape prints from the 1680's until the end of the Edo period (1868), from museum and private collections. No English.
19. H.M. Kaempfer
Ukiyoe studies and pleasures
A collection of essays on the art of Japanese prints by members of the Society for Japanese Arts and.
The Hague, 1978. 83. 101 b/w ills. 30x21 cm.
Essays by Roger Keyes, Richard Lane H.M. Kaempfer and C. Mitchell.
20. Formanek, S. & Linhart, S.
Written texts - Visual texts
Woodblock printed mass media in Early Modern Japan.2005, Hotei Publishing, 368 pp.
Excellent selection of essays on various aspects of Edo and Meiji period publishing by a range of Viennese authors. Includes essays on the Children's books in the Edo period, Household encyclopedia's, Culinary culture, The Tokaido.
21. Kochi Prefectural Museum of Art
Special Exhibition Collection of the Museum of Art, Kochi.
Tokyo, 2006. 92. 152 colour ills and 6 bw ills. 30x23 cm.
Catalogue entirely in Japanese, except the list of plates, which is in Japanese and English.
22. Yokoya, Kenichiro
Zuancho in Kyoto: textile design books for the kimono trade
Stanford, 2008. 34 pp. Colour ills. 26x19 cm.
One of the very few publications on this subject of late Meiji period textile in English.
23. Edo-Tokyo Museum
Settan & Settei
Revealing the universe of Settan & Settei, the artists in the Edo era.
Tokyo, 1997. 199 pp. Numerous colour ills. 30x21 cm.
Interesting catalogue on two artists who devoted their lives to the production of meisho-ki, guidebooks. Deals with their paintings as well. Facsimiles of signatures included. Recommended. Japanese/English text.
24. Katsuhara Ryota
Koki Utagawaha. Konjaku ukiyo-e hanga ten yori
The later Utagawa school. From the exhibition on Ukiyo-e.
Nagoya, 1988. 94 pp. 117 colour ills. 30x21 cm.
A catalogue dealing mainly with Kunisada, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi. Kuniyoshi material is very good.
25. Seigle, Cecilia Segawa et. al.
A Courtesan's day: hour by hour
Hotei Publishing, 2004. 160 pp. 60 colour ills. 30x21 cm.
Second volume in the new 'Famous Japanese Prints series', dealing with three series of 'hours of the day', a theme used for the depiction of beauties and prostitutes engaged in daily activities. Includes complete series by Kunichika, Utamaro and Yoshitoshi.
26. Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
Edo no hana, ukiyo-e ten: nishiki-e hanga no seiritsu katei.
Flowers of Edo-ukiyo-e: making process of the woodblock colour print.
Tokyo, 1999. 322 pp. Numerous colour & some b/w ills. 30x23 cm.
Beautiful exhibition catalogue, divided into two sections: "Ukiyo-e with numbers in their titles", like the "six immortal poets", and "Lineage of colour woodblock prints" in which woodblock prints prior to ukiyo-e are presented, including many examples of Chinese ornamental writing paper. Foreword and list of exhibits in English.
27. Mayr, Birgit & Sasaki Toshihaku (herausg
Japanische Holzschnitte im Volkerkundemuseum Heidelberg
Bestandskatalog Japanische Kulturguter in Deutschland vol. 1-2
Tokyo 2003-4. 316 pp, 328 pp. Numerous small colour ills. 30x22 cm.
EUR 325,00 (2 vols) (normal price Euro 425)
Newly published catalogue of the holdings of Japanese woodblockprints in the Museum fur Volkerkunde in Heidelberg. The two volumes dealing with Japanese prints. Part of a cooperative (German-Japanese) effort to catalogue all Japanese art- and other objects in public collections in Germany.
28. Newland, Amy Reigle (ed.)
The commercial and cultural climate of Japanese printmaking
Amsterdam, 2004. 176 pp. 50 colour & b/w ills. 25x18 cm.
Collection of essays based on lectures and talks presented at the First International Conference on Ukiyo-e organized by Hotei Publishing in cooperation with the IIAS, held in Leiden in 2001
29. Asahi Shinbun
Dai Hokusai ten. Edo ga unda sekai no eshi. Zuhan hen, kaiketsu hen.
Great Hokusai exhibition. World famous painter born en bred in Edo. 2 vols.
Tokyo, 1993. 261 pp. 582 colour, 31 b/w ills. 30x23 cm.
Two-volume work, which almost immediately went out of print when it appeared. One volume with Japanese and English texts, one volume with full colour illustrations. Fine surimono, drawings, paintings and illustrated books. A must-have.
30. Blusse, Smits & Remmelink (eds)
Bridging the divide: 400 years the Netherlands-Japan
Leiden, 2000. 288 pp. 40 colour & 200 b/w ills. 31x24 cm.
Lavishly illustrated publication on the history of Japanese-Dutch relations. The book is the result of an unique co-operation between Dutch and Japanese scholars and was published on occasion of the anniversary of 400 years Dutch-Japanese relations in the year 2000.
31. Herwig, Henk J. & Mostow, Joshua S.
The Hundred Poets Compared
A Print Series by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada.
Leiden, 2007. 255. 117 coulour ills. 30x25 cm.
Complete facsimiles of the series Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu (literally, Comparisons of the ogura one hundred poets, one poem each).
32. Hida, Toyojiro & Yokomizu Hiroko
Meiji, Taisho zuanshu no kenkyu
Kindai ni ikasareta Edo no dezain.
Tokyo, 2004. 204, 71 pp. Many colour ills. 31x22 cm.
Highly important document on the design books published by Unsodo in Kyoto during the late Meiji and Taisho era. Includes a DVD, with all the volumes photographed in colour, page by page. Indispensable.
33. Tokyo National Museum et al.
Arts of East and West from World Expositions 1855-1900: Paris, Vienna and Chicago
Commemorating the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan.
[Tokyo], 2004. 354 pp. Numerous colour and b/w ills. 30x23 cm.
This impressive exhibition catalogue is published in commemoration of the forthcoming 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan. The exhibition aims to explore the aesthetics of 19th century World Expositions and their impact on Japanese decorative arts and Western fine arts. Captions and list of exhibits also in English, some of the essays (written by French authors) are bilingual Japanese-French.
34. Kigi, Yasuki & Willibald Veit a.o.
French painting and Ukiyo-e
The eye of Hayashi Tadamasa, a bridge between the Eastern and Western cultures.
Tokyo, 1996. 199 pp. 164 colour ills. 29x22 cm.
Extremely interesting catalogue on Tadamasa Hayashi, the Japanese art dealer who, in the late 19th century, made such an important contribution to the formation of the early collections of Japanese art in Paris. Includes some essays on the life, times and activities of Hayashi and illustrates objects sold or collected by him. Text (partly) in Japanese, English, German and French.
35. Edo Tokyo Museum
Edo kabuki. Rekishi to miryoku
Edo Kabuki. History and charm.
Tokyo, 1995. 175 pp. Numerous colour ills. 30x21 cm.
Quality catalogue on all aspects of Kabuki theatre, including numerous prints of the interiors of the theaters, of actors off stage, their costumes, props, musical instruments etc. Entirely in Japanese.
36. Iwakira Yuriko
Utagawa Kuniyoshi ten: botsugo 150 nen Kuniyoshi: Spectacular ukiyoe imagination
Tokyo, 2011. 342. Widely illustrated (colour ills). 29x19 cm.
Catalogue for an exhibition held at Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Shizuoka City Museum of Art and Mori Arts Center Gallery between April 12, 2011-February 12, 2012. Prints from the Takashima collection.
Probably the best selection of Kuniyoshi prints ever reproduced. A must-have
37. Coats, Bruce A.
Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints.
Leiden, 2006. 208. 236 colour ills and several colour figures. 29x29 cm.
Essential monograph on the Meiji artist Chikanobu. Reproduces several series entirely.
38. Newland, Amy
Time present and time past
Images of a forgotten master, Toyohara Kunichika 1835-1900.
Leiden, 1999. c. 160 pp. 140 colour, 20 b/w ills. 29x29 cm.
Important publication on Kunichika, the first in any Western language to deal with this often forgotten, but important artist. Author Amy Reigle Newland draws on Japanese and Western-language sources to present an overview of Kunichika's life and work. Excellent illustrations. Includes bibliography and appendices with seals and signatures.
39. Keyes, Roger
Break with the past: the Japanese creative print movement 1910-1960
San Francisco, 1988. 32 pp. 15 b/w ills.
Small exhibition catalogue on the sosaku hanga movement.
40. Newland, A & Robert Schaap & Jan Perree NEW EDITION
Crows, cranes & camellias
The natural world of Ohara Koson.
Leiden, 2001. 208 pp. 179 large, numerous small colour ills. 30x26 cm.
Cloth, dust jacket
Lavishly illustrated catalogue of the work of Ohara Koson. First publication in English on this prolific designer of kacho-ga (bird- and flower prints). Includes an illustrated checklist in colour of Koson's work and an index of seals and signatures.
41. Iwakiri Shinichiro e.a.
Hashiguchi Goyo ten - Exhibition of Hashiguchi Goyo
Seitan 130 nen - 130 anniversary.
Tokyo, 2011. 211. 418 colour ills and small 58 b/w fig.. 26x19 cm.
Exhibition catalog from Chiba Museum ( Memorial exhibition on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of Goyo's birth ). Japanese texts only. The best catalogue devoted to Goyo to date. Includes all is varied work in bookillustration as well as printmaking. Recommended. One copy left. Catalogue is sold out in Japan.
42. Tokyo dento mokuhanga kogei kyokai (ed.)
Ima ni ikiru Ukiyo-e
Tokyo, 1997. 83 pp. 86 colour ills. 29x12 cm.
Attractive catalogue containing fine examples of Meiji, Taisho and Showa period woodblockprints.
43. Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Kawase Hasui ten
Exhibition of Kawase Hasui. Charms of woodcut prints of the Taisho era.
Tokyo, 1994. 66 pp. 23 colour, 74 b/w ill. 29x22 cm.
Catalogue of Hasui's earlier prints. Japanese text, with list of captions in English.
44. Yamaguchi Keizoro et al.
Kawase Hasui: jojo no shi, Taisho-Showa no fukei hangaka
Yamanashi, 1990. 132 pp. 200 colour ills. 26x22 cm.
Excellent exhibition catalogue of the works of Kawase Hasui. Descriptions in Japanese and English, other text Japanese only. Includes a useful overview of signatures and publisher's seals. Out of print and very rare.
45. Uhlenbeck, Chris, Francois Daulte
La nouvelle vague
L'estampe japonaise de 1868 a 1939 dans la collection Robert O. Muller.
Lausanne/Paris, 1994. 79 pp. 88 colour, some b/w ills. 28x24 cm.
French catalogue published on occasion of the "New Wave" exhibition of prints from the Muller collection that took place in the Fondation L'Hermitage and Musee Marmottan in Paris 1994. Illustrations taken from the original New Wave book. French text only.
46. Kushigata Municipal Shunsen Museum
Kushigata, 1991. 112 pp. 192 colour, some b/w ill. 26 x 21 cm.
Beautifully produced catalogue raisonne of Shunsen Natori.
(Japanese text only)
47. The National Museum of Modern Art
Nugu kaiga - Undressing Paintings
Nihon no nudo 1880-1945 Japanese Nudes 1880-1945.
Tokyo, 2011. 231. 97 colour ills. 21x12 cm.
Interesting historical overview of western nudes in Japanese art.
(Japanese text only)
48. Yokohama Museum of Art (eds)
Onchi, A Poet of Colors and Forms
Onchi Koshiro: iro to kata no shijin.
Yokohama, 1994. 333 pp. 286 colour, 12 b/w ills. 22 x 15 cm.
Excellent overview of Onchi's work. Japanese text but English captions and biography.
49. Machida Municipal Museum
Taisho jojo. Shin hanga no bi ten
Lyricism of the Taisho era. The art of modern prints.
Tokyo, 1989. 156 pp. 31 colour, many b/w ills. 22x15 cm.
Detailed survey of the Shin hanga prints of the Taisho period. Includes Goyo, Shinsui, Kotondo, Toyonari, Shunsen a.o. Illustrations rather small and predominantly black and white. Japanese text only.
50. Hamanaka, S. & Newland, A.
The Female Image
20th century prints of Japanese beauties.
Hotei Publishing, 2000. 220 pp. 350 colour ills. 30x22 cm.
This Hotei Publishing publication offers a comprehensive survey of 'shin-hanga' beauties prints. The book is lavishly illustrated with prints from Japanese, European and American collections. English and Japanese text.
The Helen and Felix Juda collection of Japanese modern and contemporary prints
New York, 1998. 233 pp. 510 colour ills. 26x21 cm.
Important sales catalogue of modern and contemporary Japanese prints from the collection of Helen and Felix Juda. Contains a.o. a large selection of prints by Onchi, Munakata, Saito Kiyoshi, Sekino Jun'ichiro. Excellent descriptions and references, all prints illustrated in colour.
52. Sotheby's New York
The Roy G. Cole collection of fine Sosaku hanga
New York, 1990. ca. 110 pp. Numerous coloured ill. 27x21 cm.
Important sale catalogue with a great variety of Sosaku hanga prints.
53. Chigasaki Art Museum
Tsuchiya Koitsuten. Fuko raisan
Tsuchiya Koitsu: adoration of scenery.
Chigasaki, 1999. 77 pp. 147 colour ills. 21x30 cm.
Nice publication on Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949), who studied with the carver Matsuzaki, who himself worked for the artist Kobayashi Kiyochika.
54. Kobe City Museum
Exhibition 'Bridge between Japan and the Netherlands: through the Eyes of the "Oranda-Tsuji" or the Japanese Interpreters for the Dutch.
Kobe, 1998. 220 pp. 255 colour ill. 30x22 cm.
Extremely interesting and well illustrated exhibition catalogue on the collections of the Motoki family, who held the hereditary post of 'Oranda-Tsuji', Japanese interpretors for the Dutch, during the Sakoku (closed country) period. Japanese text with English captions.
55. Moeshart, Herman J.
Journaal van jonkheer Dirk de Graeff van Polsbroek 1857-1870
Belevenissen van een Nederlands diplomaat in het negentiende eeuwse Japan.
Assen, 1987. 141 pp. Numerous b/w ills. 21x23 cm.
Interesting journal of one of the early Dutch diplomats in Japan, illustrated with beautiful photographs, some by Felix Beato. Dutch text only.
56. Siebold Kinenkan
Shiiboruto-ke no nihyakunen ten
Two hundred years Siebold family: an exhibition.
Tokyo, 1996. 127 pp. 160 colour ills, some text figures. 30x21 cm.
An exhibition catalogue published on occasion of the 200th anniversary of Philipp Franz von Siebold's birthday. Many illustrations are related to his stay in Japan, but attention is also paid to his sons and to the family of his youngest daughter Mathilde, now the family Brandenstein-Zeppelin. In Japanese, with English captions and an essay in German.
57. National Museum Kyoto
Von Siebold and Japan. In commemoration of 380 years of relation between Japan and the Netherlands.
Nihon, Oranda shuko 380nen kinen "Shiiboruto to Nihon".
Kyoto, 1988. 217 pp. 158 colour ills. 26x22 cm.
Good catalogue on the Siebold collection and the 'Dutch connection', with a brief history of the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden and a list of exhibits in English. Other essays only in Japanese.
58. Schwaab, Dean J.
London, 1989. 288 pp. 317 colour ills. 25x30 cm.
Classic monograph on Osaka prints. Its main merit lies in the fact that all prints (over 300) are illustrated in full colour and that the non-theatrical prints receive considerable attention. Dustjacket slightly damaged.
59. Schaap, Robert
A Brush with Animals
Japanese Paintings 1700-1950.
Leiden, 2007. 206. 170 colour ills and 74 colour fig. 30x25 cm.
Catalogue in association with the Society for Japanese Arts.
60. Yasumura Toshinobu ea.
Yurei gashu - Ghost portfolio
Zenshou anzo - Sanyutei enchou kolekushon - The Sanyutei Encho collection.
Tokyo, 2000. 85. 48 colour ills and many b/w ills. 30x22 cm.
Extremely interesting collection of paintings from the author and storyteller Encho preserved in one of the Yanaka temples in Tokyo, including facsimiles of signatures. Examples by Watanabe Seitei, GeKko, Yoshitoshi and others
(Japanese text only)
61. National Museum of Modern Art
Tsuji Kako ten
Tsuji Kako exhibition.
Kyoto, 2006. 247 pp. Approx. 100 colour, some b/w ills. 28 x 23 cm.
Exhibition of paintings of Tsuji Kako (1870-1931) held in the National Museums of Modern Art in Kyoto and Tokyo, and the Chikkyo Art Museum in Kasaoka. In Japanese, but preface and list of plates also English. Contains chronology, bibliography and stamps and signatures.
62. Leijerzapf & H. Moeshart, Ingeborg Th.
Herinneringen aan Japan 1850-1870
Foto's en fotoalbums in Nederlands bezit.
's-Gravenhage, 1987. 234 pp. Numerous b/w ills. 26x21 cm.
Interesting publication on early photographs of Japan in Dutch collections, offering a fascinating glimpse of Japan around the time of its opening to the Western world. Includes informative essays a.o. on the introduction of photography in Japan. Text in Dutch only.
63. Kukai to henro bunka ten - Kukai & pilgrim culture exhibition
Shikoku reijo hachijuhakasho - Shikoku's 88 sacred sites.
Tokyo, 2002. 249. Widely illustrated (colour ills). 30x22 cm.
Mainichi Shinbun soukan 130 shunen kinen - A 130 years memorial/ anniversary of the Mainichi Newspaper
64. Shimada City Museum
Kawase Hasui : the landscape woodblock prints of the Taisho and Showa periods
Kawase Hasui: Taisho, Showa no fukei hangaka.
Shimada (Fukuoka), 2005. 137pp. 255 colour ills. 31 x 22 cm.
Museum catalogue. In Japanese, but captions and list of works also in English.
65. Suzakashi hanga bijutsukan
Hiratsuka Unichi hanga bijutsukan
Suzaka, 1991. Approx. 100 pp. 4 colour, 59 b/w ills. 28 x 22 cm.
Catalogue in commemoration of the opening of the Hiratsuka Unichi Museum (connected to the Suzuka Hanga Museum) in 1991. Hiratsuka (1895-1997) was a member of the Nihon sosaku hanga kyokai and a founding member of the Nihon hanga kyokai. In Japanese, but with a foreword by Oliver Statler in English.
66. Forrer, M.
Egoyomi and surimono
Uithoorn, 1979. 148 pp. 51 b/w ill.
Useful small book on Egoyomi and surimono. Lists several hundred surimono artists, includes a table of the long and short months, and an excellent historical overview of the genre.
67. Okada, Yoshiro
Edo no egoyomi
Tokyo, 2006. 158 pp. Numerous colour & b/w ills. 31 x 23 cm.
Important study of calendar prints. No English
68. Mirviss, Joan B. & John Carpenter
Jewels of Japanese printmaking: surimono of the Bunka-Bunsei era 1804-1830
Amerika no 3 josei ga atsumeta Bunka, Bunsei no shugyoku no surimono.
Tokyo, 2000. 170 pp. 122 colour, 12 b/w ills. 30x23 cm.
This exhibition catalogue brings together the best surimono from three superb American collections. It offers the reader a broad view of the sophistication of the poetry groups that usually commisioned them, the technical mastery of artisans who physically created them, and most importantly, the artistic visions of the artist who designed them. Bilingual English-Japanese.
69. Keyes, Roger S
Privately Published Japanese Prints in the Spencer Museum of Art.
Tokyo, 1984. 199 pp. 60 colour, 268 b/w ills.. 30x22 cm.
Useful catalogue of the Surimono in the Spencer Museum. Includes a full colour section, followed by a black and white section with the artistically less interesting prints.
70. Rappard-Boon, Charlotte
Surimono Poetry & Image in Japanese prints
Leiden, 2001. 195 pp. 114 colour, many b/w ills. 29x24 cm.
First volume of the catalogue of the surimono prints in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Accompanied an exhibition with a fine selection from this collection, which was recently expanded with a substantial number of surimono donated by a private Dutch collector.
71. Asano, Shugo and Timothy Clark
The passionate art of Kitagawa Utamaro
London, 1995. 250pp, 250 pp. 650 b/w and 600 coloured illustr.. 30x23 cm.
Fabulous, thorough, detailed catalogue with almost 500 colour illustrations and 300 pages of explanatory text. The most important work of reference. This edition is the censored edition, lacking the 8 pages of shunga. Now out of print.
72. Fujii Kunihiko ed.
Tohoku mingei kan - Museum of North-East folkcraft
gono no yakata - koe denya yashiki.
Kyoto, 1998. 110. Widely illustrated (colour ills).
Bessatsu Rokusho no. 2. Magazine about rural art (pottery, glassware etc)
(Japanese text only)
73. Horai ukiyoe hanga bijutsukan
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi shusei
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi sakuga somokuroku: Oba 2 mai zokue kara, oban 3 mai, rokumai zokue.
Kochi, 2009. no numbered, c. 160 pp. Several hundred color ill.. 30x21 cm.
A complete catalog of diptychs and triptychs made by Yoshitoshi, based on a private collection, arranged chronologically. No English. A private publication printed in an edition of 250 copies, colour quality mediocre but an important reference.
74. Suzuki, Juzo a.o.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ten: saigo no tensai ukiyo-e shi. Botsugo hyakunen kinen.
Catalogue of an exhibition held in August 1992 in the Daimaru Museum.
Osaka, 1992. 140 pp. 39 colour, 231 b/w ills. 26x19 cm.
Good exhibition catalogue, with many previously unrecorded images. Now out of print and rare.
75. Stevenson, John
Yoshitoshi's one hundred aspects of the moon
Leiden, 2001. 272 pp. 100 colour ills. 34x24 cm.
Revised edition of this well known monograph on Yoshitoshi's main series. All prints are illustrated in full colour and almost full size. With excellent explanatory texts.