A Website Featuring Osaka prints and other Japanese works of art
We specialize in kamigata-e, original eighteenth to twentieth century Japanese woodblock prints from Osaka and the surrounding region. We also offer occasional nineteenth-century Edo prints and twentieth-century art works from Osaka, Tokyo, and other regions of the world. Our inventory is comprehensive and always changing, with a broad range of artists and prices.
Gallery: Our Sales Gallery is arranged by artist. Each print is accompanied by a full description.
Articles and More: We offer Articles on topics related to Osaka prints, many covering aspects of Japanese printmaking that have been overlooked in the standard literature. Various essays on a variety of other topics can be found at Varia. We also maintain an Archive of the information pages for all sold prints. An extensive Glossary, artists' Biographies & Signatures, and detailed Bibliography serve as additional resources. A recent addition to our site is a Video presentation offering an introductory overview of kamigata-e.
Contacts: You may write to us or E-mail us with your questions or requests to purchase Osaka prints, drawings, and paintings — see Contact Us and Conditions of Sale.
Links: Here we recommend Other Websites with information and images related to Osaka prints.
Search: Provides text/keyword and image searches. See the Search Page.
Spring Sale 2017
For our Spring 2017 update, we are proud to offer 30 prints of exceptional quality, including many rare and striking designs. Highlights are almost too numerous to list, but special attention should be paid to the selection of pieces representative of Hokuei (HKE 70-71), Hokushû (HKS 54-57), Yoshikuni ((YSK 25-26) Shigeharu (SGH37-40), and Hirosada (HSD 67-69). The sugoroku game board by (the other) Kunikazu (KUZ01) must also be mentioned, as well as strong works by Nagakuni, Yoshifuji, and Yoshitsugu, all signatures rarely encountered.
Outside of the Osaka print realm, please enjoy the bird's eye view of old Edo by Keisai as well as landscapes from the 1930s by Yoshida Hiroshi and Obata Chiura. Finally, fans of the creative (sôsaku) print movement can find a complete and intact issue of HANGA.
As always with our website, condition issues are fully described, but do not hesitate to contact us with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Spring Sale 2017
Mailing List: If you would like to be informed directly about our updates, please contact us at Osaka Prints Update.