• Segawa Kikunojō V (瀬川菊之丞) as the thief Hotei no Oichi  (布袋のお市) - left panel of a triptych
  • Kong Liang, the Flaming Star (Dokkasei Kōryō - 獨火星孔亮) and Song Wan, the Guardian God in the Clouds (Unrikongō Sōman - 雲里金剛宋萬), from the series <i>One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan</i> (<i>Tsūzoku Suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori</i> - 通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個)
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中むら歌右ヱ門) as Lady Tamamo no Mae in the Dance of Nine Changes (<i>Kokono bake no uchi</i> - 九変化ノ内, <i>Tamamo no mae</i> - 玉藻ノ前) in the play <i>Yosete Arata ni Kokonobake</i>
  • AIDS Series / Geisha in Bath
  • View of Yoshiwara (<i>Yoshiwara no zu</i>: 吉原図) 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)
  • Two left panels of a yellow ground triptych - Nakamura Matsue III (中村松江) as the wife, <i>nyōbō</i> Komume (女房小むめ), Nakamura Ganchō I (中村元朝) as Hinin Doburoku (非人どぶ六) and Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as Ume no Yoshibei (梅の由兵衛) in the play <i>Suda no Haru Geisha Katagi</i> (隅田春妓女容性)
  • Two little egrets flying in heavy rain
  • Display-room of a house of pleasure at night
  • Wu Yong, the Clever Star (Chitasei Goyō - 智多星呉用), from the series <i>One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan</i> (<i>Tsūzoku Suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori</i> - 通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個)
  • <i>Comparison of Popular Beauties</i> (<i>Ryūkō Bijin Awase</i> - 流行美人合), three geisha at Nakachō (仲町 送り)

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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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