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 2016
Once again we are pleased to announce an update of our website. The offering this time consists of 31 prints and one painting, including many exceptional pieces.
The artist Hokuei, increasingly seen as the culminating figure of the Golden Age of Osaka printmaking, is represented by half a dozen strong works. Also prominent this time are hard-to-find Sadamasu images, his unparalleled bust portrait masterpiece of Ichikawa Ebiizô V being among them.
Rounding out the Osaka section are very fine pieces by Sadahiro, Sadanobu, Shigeharu and others, many of them drawn from two very illustrious collections.
Also of special note is our first-ever ehon, the complete 35-volume Tôshisen ehon; among its many highlights are 10 volumes by the Edo superstar Katsushika Hokusai.
Finally, the 20th-century group boasts prints by Onchi, Sekino, Natori Shunsen, Kawanishi Hide, and a painting by Obata Chiura.
We hope you enjoy this fine and varied selection, and look forward very much to hearing from you.
Fall Sale 2016
Mailing List: If you would like to be informed directly about our updates, please contact us at Osaka Prints Update.