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 2018
We are pleased to announce our Spring 2018 website, full of hard-to-find but affordable prints boasting exceptional quality. This time we have returned to our roots, as all but one print is from the Kamigata region (Osaka and Kyoto.)
Particularly worth mentioning are the large number of prints on offer by Kunihiro and Sadamasu (Kunimasu), two celebrated Osaka artists whose works are all too infrequently available in the marketplace. (Incidentally, one of the Kunimasu designs is known from only a few impressions worldwide.) Also of note are pieces by Kagematsu and Tsunemaru, two intriguing artists who seem to have produced a mere handful of prints between them.
This pattern of uncommonness continues up and down the update, from the Kyoto stencil prints leading off through to the female deity Kabuki print by Yoshikuni. One will find that even the pieces representing familiar names like Hirosada, Shigeharu, and Yoshitaki are rarely encountered.
Finally, as our lone non-Kamigata print, we are happy to once again offer a jizuri-sealed impression of the Grand Canyon by Yoshida Hiroshi.
Please enjoy the update, and let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you.
Spring Sale 2018
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