Toyohara Chikanobu Woodblock Prints of Heroes and Heroines 1898

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 Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Samurai Battles Oni Demon
CHT1 $225
 Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Through Fire
CHT2 $
225
 Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike - War Lords-minor defect
CHT3 $175
 Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Tomoe Gozen - a Female Samurai
CHT4 $195
Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike
CHT5 SOLD
Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Kusunoki Masatsura
CHT6
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 Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike -  Hasebe Nobutsura
CHT7 $175
Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Chiyoda no Onomote - Archery on Horseback
CHT8 $175
Heroes Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Final Battle at the Shore -
Kumagai and Atsumori

CHT9 $175
Heroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike
CHT10 $175
The sHeroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Samurai Sasaki Shiro Takatsuna and Kajiwara Genda Kagesue race across the Uji river to reach the enemy camp first. Sasaki wins.
CHT11 $195
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Samurai and Horse Heading for a Battle
CHT12 $175
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike
CHT13 $175
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Bamboo Jump - Hino Kunimitsu
CHT14 $195
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Hasebe Nobutsura
CHT15 $175
FromHeroes and  Heroines in the Tale of Heike - "Gikeiki",
Benkei sneaks up on Ushiwakamaru playing the flute on Gojo bridge

CHT16 $175
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike
CHT17 $175
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike
CHT18 $175
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Shizuka Gozen
CHT19 $155
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Shigemori
CHT20 $175
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Writing on a Cherry Tree
CHT21 $175
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike - Kusunoki Masashige
CHT22 $155
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike - damage in central fold
CHT23 $145
Heroes and Heroines in the Tale of Heike - damage in central fold
CHT24 $125

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Toyohara Chikanobu Woodblock Prints of Heroes and Heroines 1898

Toyohara Chikanobu (Yoshu Chikanobu) 1838-1912 lived through a tumultuous time in Japanese history. In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry of the U.S. Navy sailed into Tokyo Harbor and threatened to fire on the city if Japan did not agree to open up trade to the West.

Chikanobu showed early artistic abilities, and was for a time a student of the great ukiyo-e artists Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and Kunichika. Diverting from art, he became a famous Samurai, noted for his bravery, fighting the Battles of Ueno & Hakidate. Following the collapse of the pro-isolations forces and his subsequent imprisonment, he decided to make a living as an artist.

His prints capture the transition of Japan from the era of the samurai and isolationism to the Meiji period of modernity. As a ukiyo-e artist, he produced a wide range of work, from illustrations of the samurai warriors and battlefields to Japanese mythology and the history of fashion & beautiful women. His use of colour is remarkable, a portent of the palette of the impressionists.

While perhaps under appreciated, he is beginning to be recognized as an important artist of the Meiji period. In 2007 a definitive work was published by Hotei Chikanobu-Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese prints by Bruce Arthur Coats. In 2011 the Morikami Museum of Delray Beach staged an exhibit Modernity and Nostalgia: Woodblock Prints by Toyohara (Yoshu) Chikanobu.


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