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.
Autumn Sale 2015
Welcome to our autumn 2015 update, one which we are particularly proud of — both for the rarity of the pieces, and the wide range of periods and types they represent.
As always, the main focus is on Osaka prints, and we are pleased to feature several hard-to-find acknowledged masterpieces of that school. This update is especially strong in works by Hokuei and Hokushû. Other kamigata-e woodblock highlights include an elegant large-size surimono, a vibrant advertising circular (hikifuda), and a print paired with its corresponding carved block (hangi). Added to these is a remarkable Edo kabuki triptych by Kunisada I depicting both audience and performers in a perspective view (uki-e).
This update also offers works by renowned 20th century artists like Obata Chiura and Takeuchi Seiho, a never-encountered wax-resist print by Ido Masao, and more. As you scroll down the update page, we think you will be delighted by the quality and condition of the diverse items.
We have continued our tradition of very full descriptions and condition reports. Many of you have expressed your appreciation for this, and our reasonable prices, and we thank you.
Autumn Sale 2015
Mailing List: If you would like to be informed directly about our updates, please contact us at Osaka Prints Update.