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1. International Ukiyo-e Society
Dai Ukiyoe ten
Ukiyo-e: A Journey Through the Floating World.
Tokyo, 2014. 363 pp. over 440 colour ills. 29,5x22,5 cm.
Overview of all the major works in ukiyo-e, fantastic exhibition organised to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the International Ukiyo-e Society, based in Japan.
2. Riccar Art Museum
Katsukawa-ha no yakusha-e ten
The theatrical prints of the Katsukawa masters.
Tokyo, 1992. 64 pp. 58 colour, 57 b/w ills. Paper
Nice catalogue showing a large number of theatrical prints in predominantly hosoban formats. Recommended. (Japanese text only)
3. Kigi, Yasuki & Willibald Veit a.o.
French painting and Ukiyo-e
The eye of Tadamasa Haysahi, 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.
4. 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. 30x21cm cm.
First detailed discussion of prints of shows and performances from the Edo period until early 20th century.
5. Josai Kokusai Daigaku Mizuta Museum
Tsukioka Kogyo, a modern painter of noh
Kindai no nogaka Tsukioka Kogyo ten.
Togane-shi, 2005. 83 pp. Numerous colour ills. 30x23cm 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.
6. 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 (Birth memorial exhibition). Japanese texts only. (Japanese text only)
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Yurei gashu - Ghost portfolio
Zenshō anzo - Sanyutei Enchō korekushon - The Sanyutei Encho collection.
Tokyo, 2000. 85. 48 colour ills and many b/w ills. 30x22 cm.
Excellent catalogue of a temple collection in Yanaka (Tokyo), which is shown every summer to generate chills down the spine, in order to create relief from the heat. (Japanese text only)
10. The National Museum of Modern Art,Kyoto
Koushitsu no meihin: gendai nihon biyutsu no sui
(Treasures of the Imperial Collections – The Quintessence of Modern Japanese Art)
Tokyo, Nikkei Inc., 2013-2014, 336 pages, 179 color illustrations, with English list of works, hard cover.
Well designed catalogue of 180 objects from the Imperial Collection, ranging from paintings and screens to ceramics, laquerware, etcetera. Contains various essays in Japanese language, as well as some essays and a list of works in English.
11. Ito Eriko
Densetsu no yōgakatachi: nika 100 nen ten
(Legendary Artists of Japanese Western Painting: The Centennial of the Nika Exhibition)
The Sankei Shimbun, 2015, 248 pages, 132 color illustrations, with English List of Works, soft cover.
12. Seiji Nagata
Bi no kyōen: Nikuhitsu ukiyo-e shikago uesuton korekushon
(Seductive Smiles: Masterpieces of ukiyo-e paintings from the Weston Collection)
Tokyo, Shōgakukan sukuuea, 2015, 238 pages ,129 color illustrations, with English caption list, soft cover.
13. Yamaguchi Prefecture Ritsuhagi Museum - Uragami Memorial Hall.
Puriti purinto : Edo no kachō hangaten
(Pretty Prints: Exhibition of kachō woodblock prints from the Edo period)
Yamaguchi Prefecture Ritsuhagi Museum - Uragami Memorial Hall, 176 pages, 181 color illustrations, with Japanese caption list, soft cover.
Entirely Japanese catalogue on the genre of Kacho-ga. With an extensive section on illustrated books, about twenty Surimono and numerous bird and flower prints by Hiroshige and Hokusai.
14. Shinichi Segi
Nihon no Bijutsu no Ryūshutsu (Outflow of Japanese Art)
Kyoto, Shinshindō, 1985, 233 pages, black and white illustrations, Japanese, hardcover.
Entirely in Japanese, unfortunately. Importrant study on the export of Japanese art to Europe and the US.
15. Sakai Hōitsu to Edo rinpa no zenbō
(Complete overview of Sakai Hoitsu and Edo)
Tokyo, Kyūryūdō, 2011, 505 pages, 338 color illustrations, hardcover.
Beautiful catalogue of Rimpa-school painter Sakai Hōitsu covering almost his complete known career as an artist. Contains essays, chapter commentaries, and descriptions in Japanese language only. Also includes detailed information such as a family tree, various seals and signatures, and relevant artists.
16. Suntory Museum of Art
Utamaro, Sharaku no shikakenin, sono na wa Tsutaya Jūzaburō
(Tsutaya Yūzaburo, Publisher who discovered Utamaro & Sharaku)
Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art, 2010, 283 pages, 253 color illustrations, with English caption list, soft cover.
Great Japanese study of the most important print and book publisher of the Edo period.
17. The University Art Museum & Tokyo University of Arts
Urameshiyā, meido no miyage ten : Zenshōan San'yūtei Enchō yūreiga korekushon o chūshin ni
(Urameshiya, Art of the Ghost – Featuring Zenshōan’s Sanyūtei Enchō Collection of Ghost Paintings)
Tokyo, The Tokyo Shimbun, 2015, 185 pages, many color illustrations, with English caption list, soft cover.
18. Morita, Shiryu (ed.)
Kyoto, Bokobisha, 1980, 204 pages, richly illustrated: one colour and numerous monochrome illustrations, soft cover.
Four issues of the magazine Bokubi (nos 77, 78, 79 & 90), all on the paintings of Hakuin, brought together in a special edition of 1980. One year later the magazine was discontinued. No english.
19. Fuchu Art Museum
Aōdō Denzen no jidai
(The age of Aodo Denzen)
Tokyo, Kyuryudo Art Publishing Co., 2006, 203 pages, 100 color illustrations, with English caption list, hard cover.
Excellent publication on the fascinating artist Denzen and his contemporaries, who produced early Western inspired copperplates and perspective paintings.
20. The Museum of Art, Ehime
Seitan 140-nen Sugiura Hisui : kaikasuru modan dezain : a retrospective
(Sugiura Hisui 140 years: blooming modern design: A retrospective)
Matsuyama, Ehime-ken Bijutsukan, 2017, 273 pages, chiefly colour illustrations, soft cover.
Detailed study of the turn of the century designer Hisui
21. Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Kikukawa Eizan : Botsugo 150nen kinen : Tokubetsuten
(Kikukawa Eizan: Posthumous 150th anniversary: special exhibition)
Tokyo, Ota Memorial Museum of Art, 2017, 198 pages, 205 color illustrations, soft cover.
Detailed catalogue about Kikukawa Eizan, bijin master and follower of the Utamaro style. Includes impressive selection of ukiyo-e paintings and list of various seals and signatures. Contains essays and plate descriptions in Japanese language only.
22. Hirose Mami et al.
Kyōi no chōzetsu gikō! Meiji Kōgei kara Gendai Ato e
(Amazing Craftmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art)
Japan, Asano Laboratories, 2017 ,203 pages, with English caption list, hardcover.
23. The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo
Yōkoso Nihon e 1920-30 Jidai no Tsurizumu to Dezain
(Visit Japan. Tourist Promotion in the 1920s and 1930s)
Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, 2016, 99 pages, 127 color illustrations, with English caption list, softcover.
Excellent catalogue with posters, programs and pamflets relating to early twentieth century tourism. With a very good essay on tourist travel in Japan.
24. Kasumi Kaikan
*Bijutsu Kōgei no Hanseiki* Meiji no Bankoku Hakurankai[III] Arata na Jidai e
(*Half Century of Arts and Crafts * World Exposition in Meiji (III) To a New Era)
Kasumi Kaikan, 2017, 121 pages, many color illustrations, soft cover.
Catalogue about Japan’s participation in the World Expositions of 1900 in Paris and 1904 in St. Louis (US). Also features section about Japan’s Industrial Exposition in Osaka in 1903. Includes informative map showing the Paris exposition grounds (frontside) and the Japanese garden layout (backside).
25. The Yomiuri Shimbun The National Museum of Western Art
Hokusai and Japonisme
Tokyo, The Yomiuri Shimbun, 2017, 399 pages, over 200 color illustrations, hard cover.
Japanese with parallel English.Catalog from an exhibition held October 21, 2017-January 28, 2018 at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo.
26. Toshiyuki Suzuki
Shuppan Bunka no Nakano Ukiyo-e
(The publication culture of Ukiyo-e)
Tokyo, Bensei, 2017, 250 pages, monochrome and a few color illustrations, hard cover.
Japanese monograph on the history of Ukiyo-e publishing. Essential (for those that read Japanese!)
27. Inui Tetsuya
Watanabe Seitei : Kachoga no koko naru kagayaki
(Watanabe Seitei, The Glory of Bird-and-Flower Painting)
Tokyo Bijutsu, 2017, 95 pages, 61 color illustrations, with English foreword.
The first exhibition catalogue on the late 19th, early 20th century painter Watanabe Seitei. Known for his exquisite bird and flower painting but also for his editorship of one of the first art journals in Japan, Bijustu Sekai. No English but highly recommended nevertheless.(Seitei exhibited a painting in the World Exhibition in Amsterdam of 1878)
28. Ōta Memorial Museum of Art
Katsukawa Shunshō : Hokusai tanjo no keifu
(Katsukawa Shunshō Master of Hokusai)
Tokyo, Ōta Kinen Bijutsukan, 2016, 223 pages, 205 color illustrations.
Catalogue of the founder of the Katsukawa school, includes his hosoban, but also numerous prints by his pupils such as Shunei and Shunko.
29. Idemitsu Museum of Arts
Katsukawa Shunshō to nikuhitsu bijinga : "miyabi" no joseizō
(The Nikuhitsu Beauty Paintings of Katsukawa Sunshō: Elegance of the Female Image)
2016, 161 pages, 70 color illustrations, with English caption list.
Excellent and indispensable catalogue on the Ukiyo-e paintings of 18th century artist Katsukawa Shunsho and his period. Includes an overview of signature forms.
30. Nerima Museum of Art
Mokuhanga: Meijimatsu kara gendai
(Woodblock prints: From Meiji period till modern times)
Tokyo, Nerima Kuritsu Bijtsukan, 1992, 123 pages, 61 colour illustrations and numerous b/w ills.
Interesting catalogue presenting mostly 20th century woodblock prints by more than 70 artists, such as Yoshida Hiroshi, Azechi Umetaro and Uchima Ansei. Unfortunately no English.
31. National Museum of Modern Art,
Kyoto no kogei dento to henkaku no hazama
(Crafts reforming in Kyoto [1910-1940]: A struggle between tradition and innovation)
Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art, 1998, 235 pages, 304 color illustrations.
A beautiful and interesting catalogue of Japanese arts and crafts in Kyoto produced between 1910 and 1940. Mainly ceramics, lacquerware and textiles. Captions and list of works in English.
32. Printing Museum Tokyo
Insatsu to bijutsu no aida: Kiyossōne to Fontanēji to Meiji no Nihon
(Between Printing and Art: Chiossone and Fontanesi and Meiji Japan)
Tokyo, Toppan printing, 2014, 176 pages with 148 color illustrations.
Catalogue of an exhibition held in the Printing Museum in Tokyo about the introduction of western printing in Japan during the Meiji period by Edoardo Chiossone and Antonio Fontanesi. Descriptions and essays in Japanese language only. Includes detailed list of works.
33. Mie Prefectural Art Museum
Nakazawa Hiromitsu: Retrospective Exhibition of Commemorating the 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth
Mie, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, 2014, 192 pages, over 200 color illustrations.
This catalogue provides a comprehensive overview of Nakazawa Hiromitsu's artwork. Nakazawa was a prominent painter in Western-style (Yōga) in the Meiji and Showa eras. The richly illustrated catalogue shows his oil paintings, watercolours, sketches, and book designs.
34. Postcard Museum
Postcards - A Trip Through Time: Meiji - Taishō - Shōwa
Ehagaki de miru taimu surippu: Meiji - Taishō - Shōwa
Kobe, 2019, 159 p. 300+ ills. in colour. 30cm
Catalogue of picture postcards from various places in Japan ranging from Meiji to Shōwa periods. With English captions, otherwise Japanese text only.
35. Baikoan Collection
Pictures of Beauties: Snow, Moon, Flowers (Baikoan Collection)
Bijinga no setsugekka - baikōan korekushon
Kyoto, 2018, 191 p. 130 ills. in colour. 30cm
Catalogue of bijin painting, expressing the theme of ‘Snow, Moon, and Flowers’. With biographies of the artists. Includes such well-known names as Tsunetomi, Shinsui, Shōen, Kiyoshi, etc. Japanese language only.
36. Osaka Museum of History
Monkey Painter, Sosen and His Two Brothers, along with Chicken Painter, Jakuchū, and Frog Painter, Hōji
Sarugaki Sosen, san kyōdai - tori no Jakuchū, kaeru no Hōji
Osaka, 2020, 198 p. 106+ ills. in colour. 30cm
Fabulous catalogue primarily about Kumamoto born, Osaka based painters of the Edo period, Sosen and his brothers . Also features other painters particularly known for animal subjects, Jakuchū and Hōji. Mostly in Japanese language but contains short summaries and list of works in English.
37. Ōta Memorial Museum of Art
Kaburaki Kiyokata and Hirezaki Eiho: Illustrations bringing color to modern literature
Kaburaki Kiyokata to Hirezaki Eihō: kindai bungaku wo irodoru kuchie - Asahi Tomo’o korekushon
Tokyo, 2020, 94. p. 111 ills. in colour. 30cm
Catalogue of kuchi-e prints by Kiyokata and Eihō, doing full justice to these two masters of the kuchi-e genre.
38. Mori Arts Center Gallery
Oishii Ukiyo-e: The Roots of Japanese Cuisine
Oishii ukiyo-e ten: Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi tachi ga egaita Edo no ajiwai
Tokyo, 2020, 318 p. 242 ills. in colour. 21x21cm
Catalogue featuring ukiyo-e with depictions of Edo period cuisine. Includes several recipes, short texts on Edo cuisine and a unique bookmark. Primarily in Japanese language but provides translations in English at the end.
39. Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
Expressionist Movements in Japan
Yakudō suru tamashii no kirameki: Nihon no hyōgenshugi
Tokyo, 2009, 454 p. 493 ills. in colour. 27cm
Comprehensive catalogue of expressionism in Japan. Each chapter is introduced by a text in Japanese language and several essays in Japanese language are featured in the epilogue. Also contains an abridged translation of an essay as well as summaries of the chapters in English by the by the editor Mori Hitoshi.
40. Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
From Ukiyo-e to Shin-Hanga: Japanese Woodblock Prints in the Modern Age
Meiji nishiki-e x Taishō shin-hanga: sekai ga ai shita kindai no moku-hanga
Yokohama, 2020, 188-XII p. 209 ills. in colour. 30cm
Catalogue that takes an interesting approach to Meiji and Taishō prints by focusing on publishers who actively sought to export prints to the rest of the world. Provides essays and descriptions in Japanese language, and a translation of an essay by the editor Tsuneda Takuro is provided at the end. Contains extensive list of works but the images are sometimes a bit small.
41. Fussa City Regional Archives (Fussa Central Library)
Kabuki in Meiji prints
Kabuki wo egaita Meiji no nishiki-e
Tokyo, 2018, 59 p. 100 ills. in colour 30cm
Short but detailed catalogue of kabuki-themed prints from the Meiji period. Includes complete overview of Ogata Gekkō’s chūshingura series. Japanese language only.
42. Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
Meiji Fine Arts: Proliferation of ‘New Media’
Shinmeikai - Meiji bijutsu: zōshoku suru nyū media
Yokohama, 2018, 239 p. 200+ ills. in colour 22cm
Detailed publication about fine arts of the Meiji period, in celebration of the 150 years anniversary of the Meiji-restoration. Chapters divided by medium, further divided in subchapters on individual artists and publishers. Includes examples of early Japanese oil paintings, lithography, and photography. Japanese language only.
43. Kyoto University of Art and Design Geijutsu-kan
Kyoto, 2018, 143 p. 923 colour ills. 26cm
Extensive catalogue of over 900 actor prints by Toyohara Kunichika from the Kyoto University of Art and Design Geijutsu-kan collection. Contains very brief introduction and artist’s biography in Japanese Language only.
44. Fussa City Regional Archives
War prints of the Russo-Japanese War 100 Years Ago
Sensō nishiki-e ni miru nichiro-sensō hyakunen
Tokyo, 2005, 47 p., 115 colour ills. 30cm
Thin catalogue of Russo-Japanese war prints with some basic information of the war itself including a map with a reconstruction of the army’s advances. Includes some interesting examples of bizarre Russo-Japanese war themed board games at the end.
45. Tobacco & Salt Museum
The Vienna World Exposition: Dawn of the Industrialization Era
Uīn bankoku hakurankai: sangyō no seiki no makuake
Tokyo, 2018, 215 p. ca 150 colour ills. 30cm
Catalogue about the 1873 World Exposition in Vienna, the first in which Japan participated. Contains objects that had been displayed as well as documents in various media that recorded the surrounding events, with a special focus on tobacco related objects. Contains descriptions and essays in Japanese and English, with one essay in Japanese and German only.
46. Kasaoka City Chikkyō Art Museum
Kikuchi Hōbun: Modern Master of Kachō-ga
Kikuchi Hōbun: kindai kachō-ga no meishu
Kasaoka City, 2020, 111 p. 61 colour ills. 91 black-white ills. 30cm
Catalogue of kachō-ga paintings by Meiji artist Hōbun Kikuchi. Introductory essay by curator Uezono Shirō and biographies of artists included in the catalogue. Also includes extensive selection of seals and signatures. Japanese language only.
47. Art System - Hikaru Museum
Compete in Beauty: World of Ukiyo-e paintings from the HIKARU MUSEUM collection
Hikaru myūjiamu shozō - bi wo kisō: nikuhitsu ukiyo-e no sekai
Takayama, 2019, 199 p. 111 colour ills. 30cm
Catalogue of HIKARU MUSEUM collection of ukiyo-e painting, with a special section dedicated to paintings from Kamigata and other regions. Includes essay in Japanese and translated in English by art historian Suzuki Kohei. Also includes extensive list of signatures. Image descriptions and artist biographies in Japanese language only.
48. Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
Another History of of Japanese Art: Masterpieces of Modern and Contemporary Prints 2020
Mou hitotsu no nihon bijutsushi - kingendai hanga no meisaku 2020
Fukushima, 2020, 325 p. ca. 400 ills. in colour. 22cm
Comprehensive publication on the history of printmaking in Japan from the Meiji period up to present day. Includes introductory essays, captions and chapter commentaries in both Japanese and English language (chapter commentaries in English at the very end). Also includes additional essays, artist biographies, and a detailed timeline in Japanese only.
49. Ōta Memorial Museum of Art
2018, Tokyo, 34 p. 102 ills. in colour. 30cm
Short catalogue but a welcome addition, as Yoshiiku is a relatively scarcely discussed artist. Features various prints made throughout his career, including some works experimenting with western techniques, paintings, and illustrations made for newspapers.
50. Ōta Memorial Museum of Art
Ohara Koson: Paradise on paper where flowers bloom, birds sing
Ohara Koson: hana saki tori utau shijō no rakuen
Tokyo, 2019, 143 p. 146 ills. in colour. 26 cm
Catalogue that gives comprehensive overview of kachō-ga by Ohara Koson. Includes paintings and sketches, Japanese text with English translations of introduction and captions.
51. Edo-Tokyo Museum
From Ukiyo-e to Photography: Cultural Awakening in Japan’s Visual Field
Ukiyo-e kara shashin he: shikaku no bunkakaika
Tokyo, 2015, 197 p. 259 ills. in colour. 26cm
Fine catalogue that treats the development of photography in late Edo and Meiji Japan through its (very significant) relationship with woodblock prints and painting. Text mostly in Japanese with some chapter introductions in English language.
52. Kinoshita Tatsuya
Meiji Tokyo Colour Prints of Famous Places by Inoue Yasuji
Irozuri Meiji Tōkyō meisho-e: Inoue Yasuji ga
Tokyo, 1981, 158 p. 133 ills. in colour. 26cm
Paper in slip case
Very descriptive book that presents a selection of meisho prints in the small koban size by Inoue Yasuji. Each print comes with a detailed text and a contemporary picture of the depicted location. Rare and out of print.
53. Kokushokankokai Inc.
Mucha and Japan / Japan and Orlik
Myusha to nihon / nihon to Oriruku
Tokyo, 2019, 354 p. 504 ills. in colour. 25cm
Well designed and extensive work on Czech artists of the late 19th and early 20th century, Alfons Mucha and Emil Orlík. Treats the artists through their relationships with the Japanese nation and visual culture. Texts including some essays in Japanese only, with a list of works and some chapter summaries in (sometimes poorly translated) English.
54. Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture / Leiden National Museum of Ethnology
Nagasaki, a Grand Kaleidoscope: Cultural Exchange between Japan and Holland
Nagasaki dai mangekyō: shinsei nichiran kōryū no hana
Nagasaki, 2005, 224 p. 418 ills in colour. 28cm
Comprehensive catalogue that presents the rich history between Dutch traders and the Japanese archipelago through a great variety of objects, ranging from paintings, maps, and prints to furniture, household tools, and clothing. Includes introduction and brief history of the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden in English but all other text in Japanese language only.
Taninaka Yasunori: Modernism and Decadence
Taninaka Yasunori: modan to dekadan
Tokyo, 2014, 265 p. 255 ills. in colour. 23cm
Tastefully designed book on the works of print artist and graphic designer Taninaka Yasunori. Rich in descriptive summaries and essays, but in Japanese language only.
56. Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Utagawa Toyokuni: A man who surpassed Sharaku
Utagawa Toyokuni: Sharaku wo koeta otoko
Tokyo, 2019, 139 p. 140 ills. in colour. 30cm
Fine catalogue with ambitious title that features various works by Utagawa Toyokuni, including fine examples of prints of actors, beauties, and various pages from illustrated books. Also contains several essays about Toyokuni and ukiyo-e of his time. Japanese text only.
57. Kasaoka Chikkyō Art Museum
Kōno Bairei’s Meaning
Kōno Bairei ga tsutaeta koto
Kasaoka, 2019, 127 p. 80 ills. in colour. + 47 seals/signatures. 30cm
Catalogue of paintings by Bairei and his contemporaries Bunrin Hōbun, Shunkyo, Seiho, and Kako, that also includes extensive list of signatures and seals. Does not contain much text but does feature a few short essays in Japanese language only.
58. Nakagawamachi Batohiroshige Museum
Ogata Gekko Exhibit – Flowers, Beautiful Women and Historical Romances
Ogata Gekkō ten: hana to bijin to rekishi roman
Nakagawamachi, Tochigi, 2018, 115 p. 187 ills. in colour. 30cm
Very descriptive catalogue of bijin-ga and historically themed prints by Meiji artist Ogata Gekkō. One of the strengths of this catalogue is that often it presents multiple versions of the same design. Contains short introductory message in English but all other text in Japanese only.
59. Chigasaki City Museum of Art
Ohara Koson: An Eden of Flowers and Birds
Ohara Koson: hana to tori no eden
Chigasaki, 2018, 151p. 252 ills. in colour. 26cm (+ booklet: 59 p. 26cm)
Although small in size, this is a detailed and informative work on the many kachō-ga by Ohara Koson. The sections are divided by season, with some extra sections of rare prints by publisher Kokkeidō and rare prints under different signatures. Concludes with a brief history of kachō-ga and informative notes about techniques and compositional devices. All texts in both Japanese and English. Comes with supplement that contains an essay, Imagining the Natural World: The Enduring Art of Ohara Koson, by Amy Newland, in both Japanese and English.
60. Nagata Seiji (Yamaguchi Hagi Uragami Museum)
Popular Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Lee E. Dirks Collection
Santa Fe, Rī Dākusu korekushon, ukiyoe saikyō retsuden : Edo no meihin seizoroi
Tokyo, 2018, 269 p. 166 ills. in colour. 26cm
Catalogue made by several prominent scholars that presents a history of ukiyo-e through the works held in the Lee E. Dirks Collection. Contains chapter introductions, captions, a list of works, and a concluding essay by John Carpenter in both English and Japanese.
61. Suntory Museum of Art
In the Country of Fans, Japan
Ōgi no kuni, Nihon
Tokyo, 2018, 291 p. 168 ills. in colour. 26cm
Detailed and informative work on the cultural and iconographic history of the folding fan (ōgi) in Japan. Includes objects that contain the fan as a motif, ranging from kimonos to ceramics, as well as (medieval) texts about fans. Text in Japanese with chapter summaries and list of works in English.
62. Abe Publishing
Ohara Koson Woodblock Prints
Ohara Koson mokuhanga shū
Tokyo, 2018, 293 p. 345 ills. in colour. 28cm
Presents large collection of various woodblock prints by Ohara Koson. Text in Japanese language only. Concludes with interesting essay about the reception of his works in the United States during his time.
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