Surimono: Art and Poetry

Surimono blend the rich visual imagery of ukiyo-e with the ethereal art of poetry. During the Edo period, Japanese 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.

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Artist

  • Eisen
  • Gakutei
  • Hidenari
  • Hokkei
  • Hokuba
  • Hokuga
  • Hokusai
  • Hokutai
  • Kunisada
  • Kyosai
  • Mimura, Seizan
  • Miyagawa, Shuntei
  • Shigenobu
  • Shinsai
  • Shunman
  • Shunsen
  • Sori III
  • Taito II
  • Toyohiro
  • Utamaro
  • Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Subject

  • Actors & Theater
  • Animals & Fish
  • Beauties (bijin-ga)
  • Birds
  • Children
  • Landscapes
  • Legends & History
  • Music & Dance
  • Nature
  • Pastimes
  • Poets & Scholars
  • Portraits
  • Rain
  • Shunga
  • Spring
  • Still Life
  • Surimono
  • Warriors & Samurai
  • Waterfalls and Rapids
  • Waterscapes

Period

  • 1600 - 1800 (Early Edo)
  • 1800 - 1868 (Edo)
  • 1868 - 1912 (Meiji)

Medium

  • Woodblock Print

Size

  • Extra Small (ie. Koban)
  • Small (ie. Chuban)
  • Medium (ie. Oban)

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Segawa Kikunojo V as Komurasaki (Meiji Edition)

Kunisada

Segawa Kikunojo V as Komurasaki (Meiji Edition)

JPR-208042

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Sage and Dragon

Gakutei

Sage and Dragon

JP5059

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Father and Son United: Monkeys Offering Food to a Courtier

Mimura, Seizan

Father and Son United: Monkeys Offering Food to a Courtier

JPR-77561

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Kintaro as Referee

Hokkei

Kintaro as Referee

JPR1-67149

$450.00
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Sage and Tiger

Shunman

Sage and Tiger

JPR1-67021

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First Day of the Spring

Sori III

First Day of the Spring

JPR5884

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Tobacco Pouch

Hokusai

Tobacco Pouch

JPR5887

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Plovers (Miyakodori)

Hokuba

Plovers (Miyakodori)

JPR1-66929

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Court Lady Viewing Cherry Blossoms

Gakutei

Court Lady Viewing Cherry Blossoms

JPR1-66913

$1,600.00
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So Komei (Song Jiangming): Fire

Hokkei

So Komei (Song Jiangming): Fire

JPR1-67025

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Cardinal Points: Mother and Child

Hokusai

Cardinal Points: Mother and Child

JPR-77563

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Writing Kit, Brushes, Scissors and Cloth

Hokusai

Writing Kit, Brushes, Scissors and Cloth

JPR1-37124

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Ema of Sheep at Hachiman, Kuramae

Gakutei

Ema of Sheep at Hachiman, Kuramae

JP2913

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New Year's Gift

Hokutai

New Year's Gift

JPR5886

$1,700.00
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Eating and Drinking on New Year

Hokusai

Eating and Drinking on New Year

JPR5880

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Beauty with Lantern Looking at Plum Blossoms in Snow

Hokusai

Beauty with Lantern Looking at Plum Blossoms in Snow

JPR5672

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Poem Cards

Sori III

Poem Cards

JPR5606

$600.00
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New Year's Poems and Feathers

Shunman

New Year's Poems and Feathers

JPR1-66925

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Furuichi Dance

Gakutei

Furuichi Dance

JPR1-66907

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Wedding Celebration

Hokkei

Wedding Celebration

JPR5879

$4,800.00
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Pines, Bamboo, Plum Blossoms and Cranes

Shinsai

Pines, Bamboo, Plum Blossoms and Cranes

JP-79379

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Goddess Seiobo (Queen Mother of the West)

Hokkei

Goddess Seiobo (Queen Mother of the West)

JPR1-66958

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Yamato Takeru no Mikoto

Gakutei

Yamato Takeru no Mikoto

JPR-82101

$550.00
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Benten Playing Shamisen

Utamaro

Benten Playing Shamisen

JPR-79218

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