• The sumō wrestler Shirafuji Genta (白藤源太) from the series <i>Ghost Stories of China and Japan</i> (<i>Wakan hyaku monogatari</i> - 和漢百物語)
  • Volume 3 of <i>The Picture Book of the Journey to the West</i> (<i>Ehon Saiyūki</i> - 絵本西遊記)
  • Volume 1 of <i>Gaten Tsūkō</i> [画典通考]
  • View of Kusatsu (<i>Kusatsu no zu</i>: 草津ノ図) 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)
  • <i>Surimono</i> parody of the armor-pulling scene, the <i>kusazuribiki</i> [草摺引], of the Soga brothers tale: Asahina and a courtesan holding a spindle
  • View of Kanbara (<i>Kanbara no zu</i>: 蒲原図) 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)
  • Goshaku Somegorō (五尺染五郎) from the series <i>The Lives of Brave and Hot-blooded Heroes</i>
(<i>Yūretsu kekki den</i> - 勇烈血気傳)
  • <i>Mikake wa koi-i tonda iku hitoda</i> (みかけはこわいがとんだいい人だ) "Looks Fierce But is Really Nice" from the series <i>Men Join to Form a Man</i> - a modern copy
  • <i>Shinobu-zuri</i> (志の婦壽李) - <i>shunga ehon</i>
  • <i>Shunga</i> of a couple on a balcony engaged in sex from <i>Koshoku zue juni-ko</i> (好色図会十二候) or 'Erotic Pictures for the 12 Months'

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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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