Chikanobu (1838 - 1912 )

Chikanobu Toyohara (also known as Chikanobu Yoshu) was an influential woodblock print artist of the Meiji Period. Born in Niigata prefecture, Chikanobu (née Naoyoshi Hashimoto) began his life as a samurai of the Sakakibara Clan. During the Meiji Restoration, he joined the shogitai, an elite samurai brigade in direct support of the shogun’s court, and fought bravely in the Battle of Ueno in 1868. As the Shogunate fell, Chikanobu turned to a career in art. Though trained in Kano school painting, he shifted his attention to ukiyo-e in 1875. He began his printmaking career under the tutelage of the Utagawa School masters Kuniyoshi, Kunisada and Kunichika. Like many of his contemporaries, Chikanobu also worked as a newspaper illustrator. He designed prints in all genres, from kabuki actors to historical military scenes and senso-e, but he is most recognized for his portrayal of women’s fashions, pastimes and customs. These works trace the movement of traditional Japanese culture into increasingly Western-influenced Japan that emerged after Commodore Perry’s arrival in 1854 and the resulting modernization. While many of the prints from this era feature the bright, opaque appearance of aniline dyes, Chikanobu maintains an aspect of subtlety even with the use of these synthetic colors.

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Kan Buntei (Han Wendi)

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Kan Buntei (Han Wendi)

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Atsumori and Kumagai

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Atsumori and Kumagai

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Shamisen

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Shamisen

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Two String Koto

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Two String Koto

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Sewing and Cat

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Sewing and Cat

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Beautiful Woman in the Koka Era

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Beautiful Woman in the Koka Era

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Bijin in the Kaei Era

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Bijin in the Kaei Era

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Yoko (Yang Xiang)

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Yoko (Yang Xiang)

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Enshi (Yanzi)

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Enshi (Yanzi)

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To Ei (Dong Yong)

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To Ei (Dong Yong)

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Bijin of the Meiji Era

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Bijin of the Meiji Era

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Hare: Myogisha Shrine at Kameido

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Hare: Myogisha Shrine at Kameido

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Ox: Inari Shrine at Oji

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Ox: Inari Shrine at Oji

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Cooling Off

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Cooling Off

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Hand Ball

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Hand Ball

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Ikebana

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Ikebana

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Bijin in Meiji Era

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Bijin in Meiji Era

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Bijin in Meiwa Era

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Bijin in Meiwa Era

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Sheep in the Zoo

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Sheep in the Zoo

JPR-97097

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Bijin Wearing Hood

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Bijin Wearing Hood

JPR3-45054

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Bijin in Keian Era

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Bijin in Keian Era

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Bijin in Kanei Era

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Bijin in Kanei Era

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Moon

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Moon

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