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 2016
Our spring 2016 update is one we are particularly excited about. Almost a third of the update consists of very celebrated ôban designs in near-pristine condition by Hokushû, Hokuei, Shigeharu, and Sadanobu, all pre-eminent artists in 19th-century kamigata-e history.
In addition, in keeping with the Japanese custom of using ghost imagery in hot weather to cool oneself off (think spinal shivers), we offer two iconic ôban designs from the ghost print genre, one by Hokushû and one by Sadanobu.
Lovers of chûban prints, as well, should be happy with our selections in that category. Very rare artists and/or special designs are the norm this time. Equally rare is the hosoban stencil print from Kyoto.
The 20th century is represented by two important images from the creative print movement (sôsaku hanga), plus a pair of fine paintings by Obata Chiura.
Please enjoy the update, and let us know what you think.
Spring Sale 2016
Mailing List: If you would like to be informed directly about our updates, please contact us at Osaka Prints Update.