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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First Day of the Spring

Sori III

First Day of the Spring

JPR5884

$1,800.00
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Tobacco Pouch

Hokusai

Tobacco Pouch

JPR5887

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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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Ducks at Kamo River in Spring Wind

Sori III

Ducks at Kamo River in Spring Wind

JP5468

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Plovers (Miyakodori)

Hokuba

Plovers (Miyakodori)

JPR1-66929

$1,800.00
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Segawa Kikunojo V as Komurasaki (Meiji Edition)

Kunisada

Segawa Kikunojo V as Komurasaki (Meiji Edition)

JPR-208042

$720.00
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Court Lady Viewing Cherry Blossoms

Gakutei

Court Lady Viewing Cherry Blossoms

JPR1-66913

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Kintaro as Referee

Hokkei

Kintaro as Referee

JPR1-67149

$480.00
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So Komei (Song Jiangming): Fire

Hokkei

So Komei (Song Jiangming): Fire

JPR1-67025

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Sage and Tiger

Shunman

Sage and Tiger

JPR1-67021

$2,400.00
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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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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

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New Year's Poems and Feathers

Shunman

New Year's Poems and Feathers

JPR1-66925

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Sage and Dragon

Gakutei

Sage and Dragon

JP5059

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Furuichi Dance

Gakutei

Furuichi Dance

JPR1-66907

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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

$850.00
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Benten Playing Shamisen

Utamaro

Benten Playing Shamisen

JPR-79218

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Fukurokuju the God of Wealth and Longevity

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Fukurokuju the God of Wealth and Longevity

JP1-37269

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Fan Game

Hokkei

Fan Game

JPR5859

$580.00
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