• Ichikawa Danjūrō IX (市川団十郎) as the female demon Uwanari (嫐) from the <i>18 Famous Plays</i>  [of the Ichikawa Clan] - Juhachiban - (十八番之内) in the series <i>One Hundred Roles of Ichikawa Danjūrō</i>  (市川団十郎演芸百番)
  • The Cloth-fulling Jewel River in Settsu Province (<i>Settsu no kuni Tōi no Tamagawa</i> - 摂津国檮衣の玉川) from an 
untitled triptych series of <i>Six Jewel Rivers</i> (<i>Mu Tamagawa</i> - 六玉川)
  • View of Fujisawa (<i>Fujisawa no zu</i>: 藤沢図) from the chuban series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road (<i>Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi</i>: 東海道五十三次之内)
  • The Tenth Month (十月): The Festival of Ebisu (<i>Jūgatsu, Ebisu kō</i> - 恵比子講), Kaotsuma (顔妻) of the Tamaya (玉屋), from the series Annual Events in the New Yoshiwara (<i>Shin Yoshiwara nenjū gyōji</i> - 新吉原年中行事)  
  • Chinese boy feeding a dragon
  • Volume 3 of <i>The Picture Book of the Journey to the West</i> (<i>Ehon Saiyūki</i> - 絵本西遊記)
  • Dōjōji Maiden (<i>Musume Dōjōji</i> - 道成寺) dressed as a traditional <i>shirabyoshi</i> (白拍子)
  • Illustrated book on warriors volumes 1 & 3 of 3 bound in one (attributed to Okamoto Masafusa [岡本昌房])
  • Act IX: The Treasury of the Loyal Retainers (忠臣蔵 九段目)
  • Bandō Mitsugorō (坂東三津五郎) as the <i>otokodate</i> (Ume) Yoshibei (由兵衛) from the play 'The Gion Festival Chronicle of Faith' (<i>Gion Sairei Shinkōki</i> - 祇園祭礼信仰記) - this is number 5 (五) from this series

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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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