• Watanabe no Tsuna (渡邉綱) battles the demon Ibaraki at Modori Bridge from the series <i>A Mirror of Warriors from our Country</i> (<i>Honchō musha kagami</i> - 本朝武者鏡)
  • Nakamura Utaemon III [中村歌右衛門] as the monkey trainer Yojirō (与次郎) from the series Great Performances (<i>Ōatari kyōgen no uchi</i> - 大當狂言之内)
  • Onoe Tamizō II (尾上多見蔵) as the servant Hyakudohei (奴百?平)
  • 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)
  • Under-kimono or <i>Nagajuban</i> (長襦袢 - embossed at  the bottom center)
  • A young mother is hanging a mosquito net to protect herself and her child against a lightning storm.
  • Ehon: <i>In Praise of Love in All Four Seasons</i> (<i>Shunka shūtō</i> - 春夏秋冬 - Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter: <i>Shiki no nagame</i> - 色の詠) - volume 2 of a 4 volume set
  • Two women on bridge in snow with umbrella
  • Possible scene from <i>Kagamiyama Kokyō no Nishikie</i>  ('Mirror Mountain: A Women's Treasury of Loyalty' [鏡山旧錦絵]) - Nakamura Daikichi I (中村大吉) on the right, Onoe Kikugorō III (尾上菊五郎) as Iwafuji in the center, and Ichikawa Monnosuke III (市川門之助) on the left.
  • Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) in a kabuki role as a figure standing in the snow, holding an umbrella

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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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