• Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as the wrestler Chōkichi (はなれ駒長吉) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as the wrestler Chōgorō (ぬれ髪長五郎) from the play <i>Diary of Two Butterflies in the Pleasure Quarters</i> (<i>Futatsu Chōchō Kuruwa Nikki</i> - 双蝶仝曲輪日記)
  • No. 25 Yawata (八幡):Ōmi Kotōda (近江小藤太) and Yawata Saburō (八幡三郎) from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidō Road (<i>Kisokaidō rokujūkyū tsugi no uchi</i> - 木曾街道六十九次之内)
  • No. 10 Fukaya (深谷): Yuriwaka Daijin (百合若大臣), 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)  
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as Kumagai Jirō Naozane (熊谷次郎)
  • Posthumous portrait of Arashi Rikan I (嵐璃寛) as Kiso Yoshinaka (木曾義仲) riding an ox as seen in the play <i>Gunpō Fujimi Saigyō</i> (軍法富士見西行)
  • The Sign of the Hare (卯) from the series <i>Elegant Women Likened to the Twelve Animals of the Zodiac</i> (<i>Fūryū azuma sugata jūnishi</i> - 風流東姿十二支)
  • Iwai Hanshirō V (岩井半四郎) as Seitaka Dōji (せいたかの童子 [制吒迦童子]) from 雪芳野来入顔鏡 (ゆきもよしのきごとのかおみせ)
  • View of Kawasaki (<i>Kawasaki no zu</i>: 川崎之図) 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)
  • Competition of Powerful Magicians <i>Goketsu Kijutsushi Kurabe</i> (豪傑奇術競)
  • Arashi Kitsusaburō II (嵐橘三郎) as Watōnai (和藤内) and Arashi Koroku IV (あらし小六) as Komutsu (女房小むつ)

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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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