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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 2018 

Dear Folks,

Welcome to our Autumn 2018 OsakaPrints website update, showcasing two dozen prints full of diversity yet all originating in the Kamigata region of Osaka-Kyoto.

Special attention should be paid to our new group of stencil prints, most with well-preserved color of a kind seldom seen. Of particular interest is a kakemono stencil print signed by the Osaka master Sadayoshi, a large work distinctly different in format from the vast majority of kappazuri-e that are commonly limited to hosoban-sized sheets from early 19th-century Kyoto.

Equally noteworthy in this update are rarely encountered items such as an Ashiyuki surimono-style portrayal of Rikan II in private life, a one-of-a-kind household ema (votive) design by Nagahide, a powerful iconic design by Hokuei, and an array of pieces with near-pristine colors by Sadanobu I. These latter, like many of the current sale prints, came to us from celebrated Osaka print collections.

We hope you enjoy the many rare and affordable items in this update.

Peter Ujlaki
John Fiorillo

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