• An amorous couple
  • Two bijin on a walk holding an <i>odawara</i>-lantern
  • Oniwakamaru (Young Devil Child - 鬼若まる), fighting the giant carp in the waterfall of Bishamon gataki
  • Honjō (本庄): Shirai Gonpachi (白井權八) from the series <i>Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidō Road</i> 
(<i>Kisokaidō rokujūkyū tsugi no uchi</i> - 木曾街道六十九次之内)
  • Umbrella monster (<i>kasa-obake</i> 傘おばけ or <i>karakasa-obake</i> から傘おばけ) from the series Seven Changes: Arashi Sangorō III... (<i>Shichi Henge Sangorō</i> - 七変化嵐三五郎)
  • The wife of the last shōgun, Tokugawa Keiki (徳川慶喜公御簾中), number 20 (第ニ十), from the series <i>Biographies of the People in the Recent Years</i> (Kinsei Jinbutsu Shi - 近世人物誌)
  • Book (<i>ehon</i>) cover from the <i>Hokusetsu bidan jidai kagami</i> ('Uplifting Tale of Northern Snows' Mirror of the Ages - 北雪美談時代加々見)
  • Arashi Rikan II [嵐璃寛] as Heitarō in the play <i>Sōma Tarō hyōbundan</i> [相馬太郎...]
  • Onzōshi Ushiwakamaru (御曹子牛若丸), the young Yoshitsune, fighting with Musashibō Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶) on Gojō Bridge [五条橋]
  • Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I (河原崎権十郎) as the <i>rōnin</i> Yaegaki Monzō (浪人八重垣紋三) on the right and Sawamura Tosshō II (沢村訥升) as Kageyama Shigenojō (蔭山繁の丞)

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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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