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

Hojo Yasutoki

Gakutei

Hojo Yasutoki

JPR1-66903

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Collecting Shells

Taito II

Collecting Shells

JPR5110

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Peacock

Gakutei

Peacock

JPR1-67033

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Ono no Komachi Looking at Her Reflection

Miyagawa, Shuntei

Ono no Komachi Looking at Her Reflection

JPR1-67035

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Chinese General

Hokkei

Chinese General

JPR1-66985

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The Special New Year Calligraphy

Shinsai

The Special New Year Calligraphy

JPR5882

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Plum Blossoms

Shinsai

Plum Blossoms

JPR1-66919

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Goddess at the Tama River

Hokkei

Goddess at the Tama River

JPR5885

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Scene from Kabuki Play

Kunisada

Scene from Kabuki Play

JPR1-66941

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Goddess Konohanasakuya (Cherry Blossom Blooming Princess)

Gakutei

Goddess Konohanasakuya (Cherry Blossom Blooming Princess)

JPR1-66905

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Ebisu God

Gakutei

Ebisu God

JPR1-67008

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Poetess Holding a Fan

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Poetess Holding a Fan

JPR1-67041

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Hair Accessories

Hokusai

Hair Accessories

JPR1-67168

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Snake and Melons

Hokusai

Snake and Melons

JPR1-67152

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Happy Go Lucky

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Happy Go Lucky

JPR1-67039

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Mother and Son on Boy's Day

Shunman

Mother and Son on Boy's Day

JPR1-66935

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Peach Banquet: Courtesan Holding Sake Cup

Hokkei

Peach Banquet: Courtesan Holding Sake Cup

JPR1-66952

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Plum Blossoms

Hokkei

Plum Blossoms

JPR1-66962

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Tale of Tosa

Gakutei

Tale of Tosa

JPR1-66939

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Fox Catching a Woman

Utamaro

Fox Catching a Woman

JPR1-67046

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Mother and Child Viewing Full Moon

Hokusai

Mother and Child Viewing Full Moon

JPR1-66917

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