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.
Fall Sale 2014
We are very happy to announce our autumn 2014 update with 30 prints newly added to the site. Kamigata-e of high quality are becoming harder and harder to find. Nonethleess, all the prints in this selection boast excellent overall condition, or else a design that is very rare or important in some other way. Of particular note is the array of compositions by Hokuei, an Osaka artist who gains new fans every year and is increasingly recognized as the superlative print designer of his generation. Also not to be overlooked is the strong, unrecorded design by Ashiyuki, the complete tetraptych by Sadanobu, and the haunting snake-in-kimono work by Toyohide. As always, all prints are fully described with a thorough condition report, but please feel free to approach us with your questions and comments. We look forward to them.
Fall Sale 2014
Mailing List: If you would like to be informed directly about our updates, please contact us at Osaka Prints Update.