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>> WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY: Holiday Hours:
Dec 24 - Dec 26
Dec 31 - Jan. 3.
Tuesday thru Friday. Dec 27th - Dec 30th 11am to 6pm
>> LAST 12 HOURS for our 38th ANNIVERSARY SALE: As we conclude our 38th year in business, we would like to thank all of our clients and friends who have made our gallery a success. In appreciation, we are pleased to present our 38th ANNIVERSARY SALE. Celebrate with us…up to 38% off on over 300 selected prints.
>> 100 Prints Under $100 for the Holidays: Looking for that perfect last minute holiday gift? The Ronin Gallery is pleased to offer a selection of over 100 prints specially priced for the holidays. Order must be received by before midnight Dec. 19th for Christmas delivery. Happy Holidays.
>> TOKAIDO BY HIROSHIGE II: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present 10 koban Tokaido prints by Hiroshige II (Shigenobu), protégé and adopted son of Hiroshige. These small pristine Tokaido scenes capture the daily life of Edo period Japan at the various resting stations along the famed Tokaido Road. The prints date to 1854. They are all in very good condition with fine color.
>> SCENES FROM THE NOH THEATRE: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a selection of woodblock prints depicting scenes from the Noh Theater by Tsuskioka Kogyo (1869-1927). Noh Theater is a traditional aristocratic form of Japanese performing arts that is considered more refined than the popular Kabuki Theater. Unlike most classical ukiyo-e these prints have a unique almost painterly quality and use much gold, silver and lacquer embellishments. They are literally tout-de-forces of printing and required very skill engravers and printers to produce.
>> Mixed Media Fans by Josee Lippens: : Mixed Media Fans by Josee Lippens: Colorful, creative and fun each of these one of a kind mixed media paintings uses a variety of materials and mediums including antique Japanese textiles and Meiji period handmade printed papers, watercolors, stitching, and metallic paints. Lippens is a French Canadian artist who currently resides in New York. Her work has its roots in textile art and she has developed a unique style that blends antique Japanese fabrics and contemporary materials. The Ronin Gallery has represented her textile art for over thirty years and we are very pleased to be able to offer her work for the first time on line. Her large textile designs can be found in museums worldwide as well as in major corporations and medical institutions.
>> JAPANESE PRINTS: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present
over 150 unique 18th thru 21st century Japanese prints, books, imari and baskets that been specially priced for the holiday season from $35 to $500.
>> 100 VIEWS OF THE MOON: The Ronin Gallery invites you to celebrate the holiday season in the realm of fantasy with The 100 Views of the Moon by Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). We are pleased to offer 26 woodblock prints from this masterpiece series. These prints allows the viewer to step into the mind of an eccentric genius. It is an enchanting place where reality fades into illusion and the eye is mesmerized by everyday beauty as well as the supernatural. Yoshitoshi was the renowned Meiji master of ukiyo-e and the designs from this series are among the most popular and loved of all Japanese prints..
>> COURTESANS, WARRIORS AND PERFORMERS woodblock prints by Ogata GEKKO (1859-1920): Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of woodblock prints by the Meiji master Ogata Gekko (1859-1920). Gekko perfected his own artistic expression, merging ukiyo-e, shijo, nihonga and Chinese styles. His unique approach has the appearance of painting rather than traditional ukiyo-e, with an emphasis on areas of wash rather than flat linear effects. Honored with a gold medal for one of his prints at the St. Louis World Fair in 1903, he was well respected and recognized internationally during his lifetime. All of the prints are in very fine condition, many enhanced with silver and embossing, and specially priced for the gift giving season starting at $120
>> Hiroshige 53 Stations of the Tokaido: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the complete series The 53 Stations of the Tokaido . This particular series was done in 1848 in the chuban format. Hiroshige immortalized the Tokaido, the coastal road that connected the Imperial capital of Kyoto with the Shogun’s capital in Edo and the prints capture the beauty, mystery and adventure of travel along this famed road. It is considered the most popular landscape subject in ukiyo-e
>> BOOKS ON JAPANESE PRINTS: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a selection of over 40 Books on Japanese prints. The selection includes publications on specific artists, series, subjects and periods.
>> Wondrous Bridges of Japan: The mystery of Japan is enhanced by the romantic and alluring images of its bridges that not only connect but entwine the landscape and culture. From mountain passes and suspension bridges over deep gorges, to picturesque drum bridges and dilapidated rope bridges, to sacred shrines and castle crossings, all bridges serve a purpose whether utilitarian or inspirational.
>> ANNUAL END OF SUMMER SALE: LAST DAY . As summer days are coming to an end the Ronin Gallery is pleased to present our ANNUAL END OF SUMMER SALE. Please view the entire collection and order now for this special once a year event.
>> A SMALL WORLD : A selection of woodblock prints portraying an array of insects and flowers. These works are deeply rooted in Japan’s appreciation of nature and the stylized design elements involved express a unique aesthetic sensibility. Exquisitely printed, softly colored and sensitively rendered these realistic designs allow us to step into a special place in nature.
>> NEW WORKS BY GASHU FUKAMI: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of twenty six woodblock prints by Gashu Fukami. Gashu (1953-) is a Kyoto artist who has studied in the United States at the Boston Arts Studio as well as in Tokyo and Kyoto where he has had multiple one man exhibitions. Striking and intense, Fukami’s woodblock prints make the familiar look uncanny, and even the ordinary cat becomes mysterious.
>> CLASSICS RECREATED: The Golden Age of Ukiyo-e (1790-1800) was renowned for its mica ground prints of beautiful courtesans and dramatic actors. The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a collection of deluxe Meiji period (1868-1912) woodblock reproductions by such artists as Sharaku, Utamaro, Choki and Eiri. Sumptuously printed on heavy handmade paper with rich iridescent mica backgrounds and careful gradation of colors each step in their creation was carried out by master craftsmen in the traditional fashion at the end of the 19th century.
>> SUMMER EVENINGS: Quiet moonlit nights, sudden thunderstorms, brilliant sunsets, fireworks and fireflies evoke poetic images of summertime. Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of 50 woodblock prints that convey universal visions of this season.
>> THE 47 LOYAL RETAINERS: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Yoshitora’s woodblock print series Stories of the Loyal Retainers or as better known the 47 Ronin. They are specially priced for this exhibition from $125 to $475. Please let us know if you would like us to the gift wrap the print with a special origami decoration for Father's Day.
>> NEW ACQUISTIONS UNDER $500: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a selection of over 90 woodblock prints from the 19th and 20th centuries that are priced under $500.
>> Gashu Fukami (1953-): Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition woodblock prints by Gashu Fukami. Gashu is a Kyoto artist who has studied in the United States at the Boston Arts Studio as well as in Tokyo and Kyoto where he has had multiple one man exhibitions. Gashu's prints are an intriguing blend of contrasting shapes, colors and forms. Whimsical in concept, strong in design and bold in color they make the familiar look uncanny, and even the ordinary becomes mysterious.
>> SPRING SHOWERS: The three magical subjects in Japanese art are snow, rain and moon. Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of over 45 woodblock prints from the 19th and 20th centuries portraying spring rain. Some of the artists represented are Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Hasui and Koson. The prints have been specially priced for this exhibition.
>> CELEBRATING 35th YEARS!!!: In celebration of our 35th Anniversary Ronin Gallery is pleased to present Hiroshige's 36 Views of Fuji. This series was Hiroshige's last work before his death. All of the prints are from the first edition and are beautifully printed, distinguished by their sharp impressions, careful gradation of colors and visible wood grains.
>> The Art of Love: Shunga for Valentine's Day: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present our annual Valentine's Day exhibition SHUNGA: THE ART of LOVE. Shunga, or as literally translated “Spring Pictures” are a genre of woodblock prints that depict the entire gamut of sensual pleasures. The prints date from the early 18th century through the 20th century. They are priced from $50 to $500 for this special ‘holiday of love’.
Please note that many of the images are explicit in nature.
>> MEIJI SURIMONO: Traditional New Years Gifts: Blending illustration and poetry, surimono were limited edition prints that were privately commissioned by wealthy merchants and poetry societies for special occasions such as the New Year. They were printed on thick paper with a lavish use of technical embellishments including silver, gold, bronze powder, lacquer and embossing. Sometime in the 1880’s publishers took the earlier surimono designs and printed them in a number of small edition sets. They were primarily sold to early Western travelers to Japan and like the original surimono were exquisitely printed with elaborate embellishments.
>> JAPANESE PRINTS UNDER $100 FOR THE HOLIDAYS: For the holidays Ronin Gallery is pleased to offer a selection of prints from the 18th through the 20th century that are priced from 25 to $100. Many of these prints make wonderful gifts and can still be shipped for the Holidays.
>> NEW ACQUISTIONS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON: The holidays are fast approaching! The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of 50 new acquisition prints from the 18th through the 21st century. Some of the artists represented are Utamaro, Hiroshige, Yoshitoshi and Sadanobu. They have been specially priced for the holidays from under $100 to over $5000.
>> KOKEI TSURUYA: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of 30 woodblock prints by Kokei Tsuruya. Kokei has a unique place among Japan’s contemporary print artists. His works are masterful portraits of Kabuki actors with expressive faces and exaggerated hands. Emotionally charged, bold and vividly realistic these prints are a fascinating mixture of traditional ukiyo-e with a “today” bend.
>> THE TREE AND THE FOREST: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Prints that depict Trees and Forests. The artists represented include Namiki, Fujita, Ryohei, Sato and Hagiwara. Many of the prints are printed with gold and silver backgrounds. They are priced from $95 to $900. We hope you enjoy the selection.
>> KUCHI-E-Illustration as Art: “Undiscovered” gems of ukiyo-e, Kuchi-e were turn of the century frontispiece illustrations in Japanese novels and literary magazines. Gentle, romantic and totally enchanting they depicted the idealized woman in a changing Meiji society. Printed with unparalleled skill with embossing, metallic embellishments and subtle coloring and shading they are a delight to view. Still widely unknown, under appreciated and undervalued, these prints deserve serious attention from all woodblock print collectors.
>> GHOSTS, DEMONS AND STRANGE APPARITIONS : Japanese culture is full of tales of ghosts and demons, weird creatures and strange apparitions, animals with magical powers and mischievous spirits. The woodblock print artist allow us to enter this realm of the strange and bizarre by portraying these tales with both humor and horror. Ronin Gallery is pleased to present this selection of prints that will stir your imagination. Happy Halloween!
>> CONSIGNMENT SALE October 27 - October 31: The Ronin Gallery has consigned a number of Japanese print collections.The owners wish to sell the prints immediately and have agreed to an Internet Consignment Sale. The prints have been priced according to rarity, artist, design and condition; however because time is a factor we will be happy to submit any REASONABLE offer to the owners.
>> SUKENOBU Early 18th Century Beauties: Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1751)was one of the most important early masters of ukiyo-e. Over 300 years ago, in 1699, Nishikawa Sukenobu began producing woodblock prints. Most all his designs were book illustrations of beautiful women. The flowing lines and quiet grace of his monochrome prints are the hallmark of his work. Sukenobu’s women are a delight to the eye. Their delicate beauty, refined manners, and charming innocence characterize the idolized female figure of the “floating world”.
>> Rakuzan’s Birds and Flowers : Ronin Gallery is pleased to present 21 rare first edition prints from RAKUZAN’s Birds and Flowers series. The series realistically illustrates various birds in their natural fauna. These exquisitely executed large size woodblock prints were self published between 1929 and 1933. They all have the first edition water mark on lower margin and personal first edition seal under the signature.
>> THE CAT : The Ronin Gallery is very pleased to present a selection of 28 contemporary Japanese prints depicting cats. The artists represented in this exhibition use both vivid color and black and white to portray the cat in a myriad of playful and whimsical situations. We are sure you will enjoy viewing this delightful exhibition.
>> KUNICHIKA: Master of the Kabuki Print.: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a collection of 36 woodblock prints by the master Meiji artist TOYOHARA KUNICHIKA (1835-1900). One of the last great ukiyo-e artists he was a debaucher, womanizer and man of questionable personal conduct. Passionate about the Kabuki theater he was a regular backstage visitor spending hours sketching theatrical scenes and portraits of the actors. It is reported that a close friend wrote about him “Print designing, theater and drinking were his life and for him that was enough.”
>> OSAKA THEATRICAL PRINTS by Yoshitaki : The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of woodblock prints by Yoshitaki (1841-1899), a leading 19th century Osaka artist. Osaka prints almost exclusively illustrated the Kabuki theater and its actors. They are distinguished by the very high quality of printing techniques used as well as for the lacquers, embossing and metallic pigments such as gold, silver and copper that are applied. The brilliant colors, dramatic compositions and deluxe quality give Osaka art a unique position in the world of Ukiyo-e.
>> VIEWS OF TRADITIONAL JAPAN: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a selection of etchings by the renowned contemporary print artist Tanaka Ryohei (1933 - ) His etchings are exceptionally intricate, subtlety textured and finely detailed. They portray traditional rural landscapes and intimate country scenes. His work is collected internationally and in the permanent collections of many of the worlds major museums.
>> SEASCAPES: Japan is an island country and the sea has always been an integral part Japanese life and culture. The Ronin Gallery has selected over 40 woodblock prints from the 19th and 20th centuries for an exhibition of SEASCAPES. Some of the artists represented include Hokusai, Hiroshige, Yoshitoshi, Hasui and Hiroshi Yoshida. The prints are daring and dramatic as well as serene and calming. We hope you enjoy viewing the prints.
>> UMBRELLAS, LANTERNS AND NOREN: Roni Gallery is pleased to present a selection of woodblock prints by Katsuyuki Nishijima (1945- ). His work portrays the romantic, traditional side of Japan: old buildings with windswept umbrellas, red lanterns, and swaying noren in the rain and snow. His mastery of intriguing angles and the intricate play of light and color distinguish him as one of Japan’s most popular contemporary woodblock print artist.
>> TSUBA 16th thru 19th century Japanese Sword Guards for Father's Day: TSUBA are sword guards which were used to protect the hand during combat. According to Japanese tradition, the purity, strength and resilience of the sword blade reflected the very soul of the samurai. Not surprisingly, the materials and workmanship that went into sword furnishings were of the highest possible quality. The size and visibility of the tsuba made them convenient vehicles for the ingenuity of Japanese metal smiths. Each piece is made from iron or copper with gold or silver inlay.
>> SCENES FROM THE NOH THEATER by Kogyo (1869-1927) and his followers: Noh Theater is a traditional aristocratic form of
Japanese performing arts that is considered more refined than the popular Kabuki Theater. Unlike most classical ukiyo-e these prints have a unique almost painterly quality and use gold, silver and lacquer embellishments. They are literally tout-de-forces of printing and required very skill engravers and printers to produce. They have been specially selected and priced for the Internet from $60 to $450.
>> IMAGES FROM 100 POEMS by TOYOKUNI III.: : An exhibition of 10 Japanese woodblock prints by Toyokuni III from his acclaimed series The 100 Poems From The 100 Poets. The prints date to 1845 and each design depicts a beautiful woman in a variety of everyday activities. The prints are specially priced for this exhibition from $225 to $325.
>> THE BEAUTY AND THE ACTOR: : The early 20th century was characterized by a rebirth in the Japanese woodblock print movement. Japanese artists discovered that the Impressionists and Post Impressionists were captivated and inspired by the ukiyo-e masters. The world wide reputation that ukiyo-e attained paved the way for Japanese print artists to create works with the same dignity, perfection and genius as the masters of the Golden Age. The prints of this period have an immediate appeal that rests on the classical virtues of delicacy, poise and restraint.
>> CHILDREN’S GAMES: In celebration of Mother’s Day the Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of 24 woodblock prints by Miyagawa Shuntei depicting children at play. Whether frolicking by the sea, playing marbles, bouncing a ball or stringing garlands of flowers, the amusements and joys of children are universal and always heartwarming. All the prints are in excellent condition and have been specially priced for Mother’s Day. Please let us know if you would like the print gift wrapped with an original origami decoration.
>> HIROSHIGE: Celebrated Views of the Eastern Capital: The prints, dating from the 1840’s, depict life in and around Edo or today’s Tokyo, literally translated as Eastern Capital. They show the vibrant atmosphere that surrounded the city in every conceivable condition: in moonlight, during rain, snow, spring and summer. They are a wonderful view of a time gone by, of a place for all seasons, an image of a floating world.
>> 100 VIEWS OF THE MOON by YOSHITOSHI: The Ronin Gallery invites you to step into an enchanted and mysterious domain with over 40 prints from The 100 Views of the Moon. In this masterpiece series Yoshitoshi draws inspiration from every conceivable source---legends, customs, impassioned lovers, classical poetry, and history. The prints are executed with a delicacy, brightness and assurance often using mica, and black lacquer and embossing to enhance the designs.
>> THE AQUATIC LIFE: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present 17 prints from the series THE GREAT FISH OF JAPAN by BAKUFU OHNO (1888-1976) . An island country, Japan’s art heritage is deeply rooted in an appreciation of the aquatic life. All of the prints are in superb condition; many embellished with mica, and represent the highest level of technical workmanship and design
>> PORTRAITS ALONG THE TOKAIDO by Toyokuni III : Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a collection of bust portrait prints from the series The 53 Stations of the Tokaido by Toyokuni III. The series dates to 1852 and portrays well known kabuki actors and famous people along the Tokaido Road. These prints are considered among the artist’s best series of bust portraits and are probably one of the most successful series ever published. The prints that we are offering are all early impressions, many embellished with black lacquer and embossing.
>> ANGKOR WAT -- TEMPLE RELIEF PRINTS : Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century by Khmer King Suryavarman II, is the world’s largest religious monument and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These printings are made directly from centuries old bas-relief carvings that are currently closed to the public for conservation efforts. Printed with an attention to detail on hand-made rice papers, and using only natural vegetable dyes and gold they capture the essence of an ancient culture and people. Please take a moment to look through this special collection of the truly mystical images of an ancient wonder of the world; Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
>> A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS and exhibition of 34 Japanese prints depicting various flowers.
>> SHUNGA: EROTIC PRINTS OF JAPAN: Shunga, or as literally translated “Spring Pictures”, are a genre of woodblock prints that depict the entire gamut of sensual and sexual pleasures. Over fifty prints dating from the 17th thru 20th century have been specially selected for this exhibition. Some of the artists represented are Moronobu, Koryusai, Utamaro, Hokusai, Eizan, Kunisada and Hiroshige. They are priced from $50 to $4500. (Please note that many of the pictures are sexually explicit.)
>> ABSTRACT DESIGNS in MODERN JAPANESE PRINTS. : This is a diverse collection of over 30 prints representing 18 different print artists of the 20th century. These prints enrich the experience of a space, transcend the boundaries time, and are universal in appeal. They explore both geometric and cosmic themes through the use of color and line.
>> THE CUSTOMS OF WOMEN by SHUNTEI: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present 28 prints from the series The Customs of Women. The series, which dates to 1897, depicts women and children at various leisure activities: boating on riverbanks, conversing on terraces, strolling through gardens, playing games, reading, writing, sewing and painting. Beautifully designed and delicately colored all of the prints are enhanced with silver, lacquer and embossing.
>> KABUKI PORTRAITS by Toyokuni III and Hiroshige: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present 20 prints from the series Famous Restaurants in the Eastern Capitol. This series portrays various Kabuki actor portraits designed by Toyokuni III. The upper cartouche on each print is a landscape and/or still life designed by Hiroshige. The series dates to 1852, a time when both Hiroshige and Toyokuni III (asa Kunisada) were at the height of their popularity with the Edo public. The prints have been specially priced for the internet from $100 to $300.
>> 20th Century Prints for the Holidays : Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a selection of 75 prints from the 20th century. All of the prints have specially priced for the holidays from $50 to $500.
>> VIEWS OF FUJI by HIROSHIGE: Mount Fuji is the universal symbol of Japan and for the ukiyo-e artist it was an inspiration. Mt Fuji is a spiritual presence in many Hiroshige\\\\\\\'s woodblock print and we have selected 26 prints from our collection for this exhibition. The prints depict Mt Fuji in winter snow and summer sun, from the sea and from the land, during various seasons and annual events. They capture the daily life and customs of Edo. Their designs are daring and dramatic yet still evoke the lyrical beauty of the Japanese landscape.
>> CHIKANOBU'S BEAUTIES: Chikanobu (1838-1912) is best known for his woodblock prints portraying women’s fashions, pastimes, and customs. They trace the movement of traditional Japanese culture into the more modern world that emerged after Perry. These prints are subtly colored and designed with a deep admiration and respect for Japanese beauty and history. Thirty prints have been specially selected for this online exhibition and are priced starting at $250.
>> LOOKING WEST: Yokohama and Western Influenced Prints: In July 1853, after two and a half centuries of isolation, Commodore Perry’s black ships steamed into Uraga Bay and opened the doors of Japan to the World. By March 1854 two ports were open to Western trade and Japan began the monumental task of modernization. Intoxicated by all that was modern from feathered bonnets and Western trousers to steam locomotives and European architecture ukiyo-e artists designed woodblock prints which chronicled this extraordinary time in history. The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of 45 of these exceptionally rare prints.
>> KUNIYOSHI'S SAMURAI TRIPTYCHS from the B.W. ROBINSON COLLECTION: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of 25 triptychs of Samurai and Legendary Heroes by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). All of the prints are from the private collection of the late B.W. Robinson, the Keeper Emeritus of Far Eastern Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Kuniyoshi was Japan’s greatest master of warrior and historical prints. Most of these triptychs depict Japan’s ancient history and legends where epic battles and debates decided the fate of empires and fierce warriors clashed to the death.
>> BOOKS ON JAPANESE PRINTS: The Ronin Gallery is please offer a selection of over thirty BOOKS on Japanese Prints.
The selection included both new and out of prints books.
>> AUTUMN COLORS: The trees are turning bright hues of red, orange and yellow, the days are getting shorter, the evening air cooler and the markets are filled with apples, pears and pumpkins. Autumn is here!
The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present AUTUMN COLORS an exhibition of over 60 Japanese prints from the 18th thru the 20th century depicting this special time of the year. All the prints have been specially priced for this Internet exhibition.
>> ELEGANT WRITINGS: Japanese Calligraphy: Over 35 sumi-e paintings and woodblock prints from the 19th thru 21st centuries. Calligraphy literally translates to elegant or beautiful writing. It combines the beauty of sumi ink painting and the written word. It is an ancient as well as contemporary art, simple yet complex, functional yet firmly rooted in the spiritual world of Zen Buddhism.
>> 19TH CENTURY OSAKA THEATRICAL PRINTS: Osaka prints almost exclusively illustrated the Kabuki Theater and are distinguished from other prints by the very high quality of printing techniques used as well as for the lacquers, embossing and metallic pigments such as gold, silver and copper that are applied. The brilliant colors, dramatic compositions and deluxe quality of printing give Osaka prints a unique position in the world of Ukiyo-e. All of the prints have been specially selected from our collection for the Internet and are priced from $100 to $500.
>> KATAGAMI—19th Century Textile Stencils: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a collection of 32 nineteenth century Katagami. Katagami literally means “pattern paper” but refers to the handmade textile stencils that were used for kimono obi, futon and other fabric designs. .
>> JAPANESE PRINTS UNDER $200: JAPANESE PRINTS UNDER $200: Over 60 Japanese woodblock prints of courtesans, kabuki actors, nature studies and landscapes priced from $35 to $200.
>> FLOWERS by SUGIURA: Sugiura is a world-renowned artist who started his artistic journey with the study of traditional Japanese style painting. He is famous for his bold and beautiful flowers, in particular the iris and peony. They are set against a rich, gold-leaf background which has become the hallmark of his art. This is achieved through a rather complex process involving silk screen techniques. His designs have an immediate appeal and are timeless, elegant and serene.
>> KOGYO--Scenes from Noh Plays : Ronin Gallery is pleased to present 20 woodblock prints depicting scenes from the Noh Theatre by Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927). Kogyo was born in Tokyo in 1869. He was the adopted son of the famed ukiyo-e artist Yoshitoshi. He is known for his prints of the Noh theatre, a traditional aristocratic form of Japanese performing arts. His works have a painterly quality and use much gold and silver. They are priced from $95 to $500.
>> THE 47 RONIN BY KUNIYOSHI: Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) will always be remembered as Japan\\\'s greatest master of legendary and historical prints. One of his most famous and sought after series is BIOGRAPHIES OF THE LOYAL RETAINERS or as it is also known THE 47 RONIN. The celebrated story of the 47 Ronin is based on real incidents and has been performed on stage and illustrated since its occurrence shortly after the turn of the 18th century. The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present the woodblock prints from this acclaimed series.
>> BEAUTIES IN EDO by KUNISADA: (1786 -1865). An online exhibition and sale of 12 woodblock prints by Kunisada from the series One Hundred Beauties from One Hundred Places in Edo. The prints date to 1857 and each design depicts a beautiful woman in a variety of everyday poses. The prints are unique as they are in pristine condition.
>> TOSHI YOSHIDA WOODBLOCK PRINTS: Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995),the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, ranks amongst Japan’s foremost 20th century woodblock artists. His haunting landscapes and nature studies are luminous with color and suffused with an almost tangible atmospheric aura. Internationally honored, Yoshida’s work resides in the collections of many of the world’s leading art museums. The collection includes both first editions and posthumous printings priced from $265 to $1400.
>> THE MOON IN JAPANESE PRINTS: The allure and mystery of a moonlight evening has always been one of the favorite subjects for Japanese print artists. The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a special exhibition of over 50 prints from the 18th thru the 20th century depicting the moon. They have all been specially priced for the internet.
>> Light and Shadow: Landscape prints of KOITSU (1870-1949): A selection of 17 woodblock prints by the early 20th century master Koitsu Tsuchiya. He is famed for the subtle effects of light and shadow that endow his landscapes with an aura of bewitching beauty.
>> PICTURES OF 48 BIRDSby SUGAKUDO: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present Sugakudo’s masterpiece series “Pictures of 48 Birds”. These prints portray various birds and flowers of Japan during the four seasons. They are acclaimed for their realistic rendering of the natural world as well as their delicacy of color, fine embossing and high quality printing.
>> YOSHIIKU: 36 BEAUTIES AND 36 RESTURANTS : YOSHIIKU (1833-1904) was a popular ukiyo-e print maker and newspaper illustrator
during the Meiji period. He was a student of Kuniyoshi and a rival of the famed Yoshitoshi.
He grew up the son of a tea house proprietor, hence his success in portraying beauties from various teahouses and restaurants.
>> NEW ACQUISITIONS: The Ronin Gallery is always acquiring new works of art. We are pleased to present over 50 of our most recent print acquisitions dating from the 18th thru the 20th century.
>> SHUNGA: THE EROTIC PRINTS OF JAPAN: Shunga or as literally translated “Spring Pictures” are a genre of woodblock prints that depict the entire gamut of sensual and sexual pleasures.
Many of the subjects are very unique. Some of the artists represented are Eisho, Utamaro, Koryusai, Hokusai, Eizan, Eisen and Kunisada.
(Please note that many of the pictures are sexually explicit.)
>> NISHIJIMA: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present 10 woodblock prints depicting brightly colored umbrellas by Katsuyuki Nishijima (1945- ). His work portrays the romantic more traditional side of Japan. His mastery of intriguing angles and the intricate play of light and color in his prints distinguish him as one of Japan’s most popular contemporary woodblock print artist.
>> HIROSHIGE: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a special online exhibition of Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido (koban format). Hiroshige did numerous series portraying the stations along the Tokaido Road, which ran from the Shoguns capitol of Edo to the Imperial capitol of Kyoto, and it is considered the most popular landscape subject
in ukiyo-e. The prints where published in 1842.
>> 18th and 19th Century IMARI CUPS: Ronin Gallery is please to present a special exhibition of IMARI CUPS. Taking its name
from the port where it was first exported, Imari porcelain has a rich history that has fascinated connoisseurs through the centuries. Its passage through many different stages of development is reflected in its complex style of ornamentation, brilliancy of color and the decorative flair of its motifs.
>> SNOW: WINTER IN JAPAN: Among the most popular of all themes in Japanese Art are winter snow scenes. The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present this selection of over 75 woodblock prints by artist from the 18th through the 20th century depicting nature studies, landscapes, actors, samurai and courtesans .
>> HASUI LANDSCAPES: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of woodblock prints by Kawase Hasui, Japan’s leading 20th century landscape artist. They illustrate famous sites of Japan in snow, moon, and rain and during the four seasons. Hasui’s prints are characterized by their serenity of
mood and flawless composition. All of the prints in this exhibition are posthumous printings and have been specially priced for the internet.
>> HIROSHI YOSHIDA ( 1876-1950): The Ronin Gallery has recently acquired a collection of 16 first edition woodblock prints by Hiroshi Yoshida. Yoshida is one of the best known Japanese landscape artists of the early 20th century. His work is highly sort after and collected internationally. He was attracted to
the calmer aspects of nature and his prints exude coolness, invite meditation and set a soft peaceful mood.
>> JAPANESE PRINTS UNDER $300: Over 50 Japanese woodblock prints of courtesans, kabuki actors, nature studies and landscapes priced from $25 to $300. Some of the artist represent are Hokusai, Hiroshige, Eisen, Kunisada, Kunichika, Yoshitoshi and Yoshiiku. Perfect for the holiday gift giving season!
>> A SELECTION OF INSECTS by UTAMARO: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present A SELECTION OF INSECTS by UTAMARO. Brilliant and sensitive, playful and intimate, the illustrations from this album published by Tsutaya Jusaburo are universally considered one of the hallmarks of woodblock printing. A compilation of 15 double page designs with accompanying humorous verses, they portray an array of crawling and flying insects, reptiles, flowers and fruits. A lover of nature from childhood Utamaro based these realistic designs on his observations from the garden. Softly colored and exquisitely rendered with an elegant arrangement of space, each of these gem-like pictures is a tribute to Utamaro's genius as an artist.
>> 19th CENTURY TRIPTYCHS: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a collection of twenty-seven 19th Century Japanese Woodblock Print Triptychs portraying warriors, courtesans and kabuki actors. Some of the artists represented are Kuniyoshi, Toyokuni III, Kunichika, and Yoshitoshi. Triptychs are made up of three prints which constitute one unified design. Because in most cases each woodblock print could stand on its own artistic merit, they were often broken up and sold by the individual print. Today complete triptychs are scarce.
>> TALE OF GENJI: 28 prints by Kunisada II depiciting the life and romances of Prince Genji. All prints priced at $235 each.
>> TOSHI YOSHIDA - The Continuation of a Legacy: Landscapes, nature studies, abstracts & travel prints.
>> Kunisada II: 16 prints depiciting the life and romances of Prince Genji from the acclaimed series THE TALE OF GENJI. All prints $150 each.
>> SADANOBU: 18 woodblock prints by Sadanobu III & Sadanobu IV depicting traditional subjects priced from $85 to $225.
>> NISHIJIMA: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present 18 woodblock prints by Katsuyuki Nishijima. depicting traditional Japan during a snow, rain or wind storm.
>> UTAMARO (1753-1806: Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Utamaro (1753-1806) Ronin Gallery is very pleased to present a special on-line exhibition of his prints.
>> Tanaka RYOHEI: Ryohei is world-renowned for the intricate effects he achieves in his etchings portraying traditional Japanese landscapes.
>> BASKETS: The Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Meiji period (1868-1912) mingei baskets. Mingei, literally arts of the people, has become the universal word for folk art. The art of bamboo weaving is among the oldest and most outstanding craft of Japan. Most of the baskets were made expressly for flower arrangement and basket sculpture but some had more utilitarian functions such carrying fruits and vegetables. Rarely signed, these earthy and elegantly shaped weavings are the essence of an art that was actually used everyday. To view the exhibition please click on the following link.
>> POSTERS: A selection of Japanese Art Posters. Many designs are limited so please order early.
>> YOSHITSUYA: The complete series 'The 54 Battle Stories of Hideyoshi' by Yoshitsuya. Printed in 1864. All the prints are in very good condition and priced from $145-$875.
>> TSUBA...Japanese Sword Guards: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present an online exhibition and sale of twenty four 16th thru 19th century TSUBA.
>> Ogata Gekko: An exhibition of twenty seven woodblock prints by the Meiji master Ogata Gekko. All of the prints are in pristine condition and priced from $185 to $1500
>> Signs of Spring: Ronin Gallery is pleased to present 85 prints depicting Springtime in Japan
>> BEAUTIES BY SHODO: 26 woodblock prints of Beauties by Yukawa Shodo, specially selected and priced for the Internet from $150 to $400.
>> TOKURIKI (1902-2000): Was one of the early founders of the modern Japanese woodblock print movement. 30 prints are exhibited, priced from $55 to $2100.
>> ICHIKAWA DANJURO: 16 prints of famous kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro by Torii Kiyotada VII in pristine condition and priced from $125 to $485.