• Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
  • Ōtani Tomoemon V  [大谷友右衛門] as the ghost of Taira no Tomomori in the play <i>Ichi no Mori Kujira no Ōyose</i> (一守九字成大漁)
  • Arashi Rikan II as Miyamoto Musashi in the snow in the play <i>Katakiuchi Nitō Eiyuki</i> [復讐二島英雄記]
  • Arashi Rikaku II (二代目嵐璃珏) as a <i>Sanbasō</i> marionette (<i>ayatsuri Sanbasō</i> - あやつり三番叟) from the dance play <i>Yanagi no Ito Hiku ya Gohiiki</i> [柳糸引御摂]
  • From volume 2, a couple having sex on a balcony on a  <br />
rainy day from <i>In Praise of Love in the Four Seasons</i> <br />
(<i>Shunka shūtō, Shiki no nagame</i> - 春夏秋冬 - 色の詠)
  • Matsumoto Kōshirō V (松本幸四郎) as the ghost of Akushichbyōei Kagekiyo (悪七兵衛景清) reflected in a mirror from the series <i>Modern Mirror of Actors</i> (<i>Yakusha Tosei Kagami</i> - 役者當世鏡)
  • Bandō Mitsugorō III (坂東三津五郎) as an  Edo magician (手妻江戸蔵) - performing the linking rings as 金は打
  • <i>A Collection of Beautiful Women: The Pride of Edo</i> — 江戸自慢美人揃
  • The Syllable Mi(み)for Sunset Glow on the Water Seller from the Eight Views (<i>Mizu-uri no sekishō</i> - みづうりの夕照  -  <i>hakkei no uchi</i> - 八景のうち)  
  • A <i>mitate</i> of Komachi with an umbrella praying for rain (<i>Amagoi Komachi</i> - 雨こひ小まち) from the series <i>Modern Girls as the Seven Komachi</i> (<i>Imayō musume Nana Komachi</i> - 今やう娘七小町)

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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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