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 2017
We are very pleased to announce the addition of 30 prints to our website. Exceptional this update, in addition to rightly celebrated bust portraits by Hokushu and Sadamasu, are numerous ôban and chûban images of beauties, an under-served genre in Osaka printmaking history.
Equally worthy of attention are powerful works by Ashiyuki, Shigeharu, and Nobukatsu, and, in the middle of the page, enjoy the three very unusual designs from the Sadahiro artist lineage (I and II).
From the world of 20th-century printmaking, we are featuring this time excellent works by two distinctive artists: the Kyoto-based etcher extraordinaire Tanaka Ryôhei and the "female Munakata" Matsubara Naoko.
As always, rarity and affordability have been our goals, and you can continue to rely on the thoroughness of our condition reports.
We look forward very much to hearing from you.
Fall Sale 2017
Mailing List: If you would like to be informed directly about our updates, please contact us at Osaka Prints Update.