Surimono: Art and Poetry

Surimono blend the rich visual imagery of ukiyo-e with the ethereal art of poetry. During the Edo period, poetry societies and prosperous patrons commissioned these deluxe, limited-edition woodblock prints to mark special occasions such as the New Year or poetry competitions. Printed on the finest handmade papers, surimono were often inscribed with a light verse or clever aphorism and lavishly embellished with gold, silver, bronze, mica, embossing and burnishing. This collection includes both early Edo-period surimono as well as Meiji-period editions.

69 Products

Mask Carver

Sori III

Mask Carver

JP1-37266

$620.00
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Kintaro as Referee

Hokkei

Kintaro as Referee

JPR1-67149

$480.00
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Beauty Holding a Paperweight

Gakutei

Beauty Holding a Paperweight

JP2863

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The God Ebisu and Bijin Walking in the Snow

Toyohiro

The God Ebisu and Bijin Walking in the Snow

JPR3-25327

$440.00
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Chinese Woman Looking at Spider (Meiji Edition)

Gakutei

Chinese Woman Looking at Spider (Meiji Edition)

JP110760

$480.00
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Ceremony in the New Year

Shinsai

Ceremony in the New Year

JP110747

$480.00
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Rooster on Barrel of Sake

Eisen

Rooster on Barrel of Sake

JPR1-66960

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Hand Drum

Shinsai

Hand Drum

JPR5850

$480.00
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Sketchbook

Shinsai

Sketchbook

JPR5878

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The Mountain Woman: Yamauba

Hokkei

The Mountain Woman: Yamauba

JPR5851

$480.00
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Kokusenya

Hokkei

Kokusenya

JPR1-67023

$380.00
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Musashibo Benkei

Hokkei

Musashibo Benkei

JPR1-67005

$850.00
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Kite Flying

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Kite Flying

JPR5864

$480.00
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Quilt and Paper Crane

Shinsai

Quilt and Paper Crane

JPR5861

$220.00
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Gift of Pine Tree

Hidenari

Gift of Pine Tree

JPR1-66931

$440.00
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Court Lady Viewing Cherry Blossoms

Gakutei

Court Lady Viewing Cherry Blossoms

JPR1-66913

$1,400.00
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Hour of the Hare

Hokuba

Hour of the Hare

JPR1-66923

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Preparation of the Seven Herbs

Shinsai

Preparation of the Seven Herbs

JPR1-66921

$1,200.00
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So Komei (Song Jiangming)

Hokkei

So Komei (Song Jiangming)

JPR1-67025

$580.00
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Kusunoki Tatewaki Masatsura

Gakutei

Kusunoki Tatewaki Masatsura

JPR1-66901

$950.00
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New Year's Day Dance

Shunsen

New Year's Day Dance

JPR5883

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Yoro Waterfall

Hokuga

Yoro Waterfall

JPR1-66909

$1,600.00
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Boy Holding a Kite on New Year (Meiji Edition)

Hokusai

Boy Holding a Kite on New Year (Meiji Edition)

JPR-93966

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Yanagibashi

Hokkei

Yanagibashi

JPR1-66911

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