Japanese & Asian Prints

Takeda Katsuyori


Woodblock, image size 15 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches, after Sadanobu Hasegawa, from the Uchida Woodblock Printing Co., Kyoto, Japan depicting the samurai "Takeda Katsuyori" from the kabuki play "Honcho Nijushiko" which tells the story of two noble Japanese families caught in the middle of a murder scheme. Provenance on label adhered to back. Publishers seal and artist signature on u.r. and l.l.

Two Carp


Print measures 9 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches on 9 3/4 x 10 1/4 inch paper. Red publisher's seal in the lower right corner. In Japan, the carp is the personification of perseverance and the will to win. Swimming pairs of carp are considered a symbol of marriage.