The Fourth Ichikawa Danjuro as Arakawataro Makezu in Shibaraku  Katsukawa Shunshô  (Japanese, 1726–1792)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: December 1779 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō V in a Shibaraku (Stop Right There!) Role Artist: Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: month, 1779 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Utagawa Kunisada II. Moriguchi Kurô. 1850s.

Utagawa Kunisada II: Actor Nakamura Tamasuke I (Nakamura Utaemon III) as Moriguchi Kurô, a Valiant Retainer of Satomi (Satomi yûshin), from the series The Book of the Eight Dog Heroes (Hakkenden inu no sôshi no uchi) - Museum of Fine Arts

Benzaiten ni Ryu  Yashima Gakutei  (Japanese, 1786?–1868)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

magictransistor: “Yashima Gakutei, Benzaiten ni Ryu (Goddess of Music and Good Fortune with Dragon); Polychrome woodblock print, Edo period, Japan, n.

Folk-legend Kintaro wrestling a bear.  Ukiyo-e woodblock print, 1770-75 ,  Japan, by artist Yasunobu. #kintaro #Japanese #folktale

Folk-legend Kintaro wrestling a bear. Ukiyo-e woodblock print, Japan, by artist Yasunobu

Tsukioka Yoshitoshii - 月岡芳年 (1839 - 1892)

Cats Frightened by Toy Dog (above); Cat Using Mousetrap (below); from the series The War of Cats and Mice (Neko nezumi kassen)

歌川国芳

Abe no Yasuchika, court robes flying, exorcising the nine tailed fox, in the form of the lady Tamamo no Maye, using a mirror in which the reflection of the fox appears.

Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi: Nowaki 野分 (No. 28 Typhoon) / Genji kumo ukiyoe awase 源氏雲浮世絵合 (Ukiyo-e Parallels for the Cloudy Chapters of the Tale of Genji) - British Museum

Numazu (giant earthquake-causing catfish in Japanese mythology). Late 1800s.

Earthquake protection song In this print, Daikoku, the popular god of wealth, showers people with money while the god Kashima restrains a namazu.

Kuniyoshi (Bijin): The Crabs

The Dutiful Woman of Kawada Village (Kawada-mura kojo, 河田村孝女) seated reading a scroll surrounded by crabs, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1843

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