Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Tōkyō meishō zu 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 34 x 22 cm. (block), 36.7 x 25 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print showing street scene in Tokyo with wharf and sailboat in the foreground, parcels on the wharf, people in traditional and Western dress, and buildings in the background, one of which is flying the Japanese flag.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1870
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Daikyokuba 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 33 x 22 cm. (block), 36 x 23 cm. (sheet) | Japanese prints shows circus performers engaged in various activities including performing acrobatic activities, trick riding, lion and tiger taming, working with an elephant and horses.
    • Date: 1871
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Igirisu rondon taikō 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 35 x 24 cm. (block), 37 x 25 cm. (sheet) | Japanese triptych (one section only) print shows ships in a harbor with women and men walking and riding horses in the foreground.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1868
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bankoku nyūsen sugoroku 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 24.8 x 17.9 cm. (block), 25.2 x 18.6 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print showing a sailing ship with an American flag in a harbor; illustrated sheet from Sugoroku game, which is similar to backgammon.
    • Contributor: Echizenya - Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1853
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Amerika, Furansu, Nankin 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 35 x 25.2 cm. (block), 25 x 25.2 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows three spectators viewing an unseen object or event: a woman holding a drinking vessel sits beside a man gazing through binoculars while a Chinese man touchs his head.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1860
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Furansu komusume inu o hikite sanpo no zu 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 33.5 x 22.5 cm. (block), 36.5 x 25.5 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows a dark-skinned man wearing a turban walking behind a French woman walking a dog.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Sadahide
    • Date: 1860
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Oranda, Amerika, Igirisu 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 35 x 25 cm. (block), 35 x 25 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows three men gathered around a table: A Dutch man wearing a tricorn hat and holding a pipe, an English man drinking from a glass, and an American wearing a feather headdress and holding a telescope.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1860
  • Collection
    Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915 The Library's Prints and Photographs Division houses more than 2,500 woodblock prints and drawings by Japanese artists of the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries including Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, and Yoshiiku. The Library of Congress appreciates the financial support provided by Nicihibunken (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, an Inter-University Research Institute Corporation) to scan 1,100 of the Ukiyo-e prints.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Yoshitora - Utagawa, Yoshitoyo - Utagawa, Yoshikazu - Utagawa, Kuniteru - Andō, Hiroshige - Ikkei - Utagawa, Hiroshige - Ochiai, Yoshiiku - Utagawa, Sadahide
    • Date: 1615

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [John James Audubon, bird naturalist] 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 34 x 22.5 cm. (block), 37 x 25 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows Audubon discovering that his work was eaten by a rat.
    • Date: 1850
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bokusui tsutsumi hanazakari no zu 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 34.9 x 72.3 cm. (block), 34.9 x 72.4 cm. (sheet). | Japanese triptych print showing Japanese and foreign people walking along the Sumida River among cherry trees in full bloom.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1881
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Yokohama kaigan tetsudō jōkisha no zu 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 34.5 x 34.6 cm. (block), 34.5 x 34.6 cm. (sheet) | Japanese triptych print showing foreigners watching a train carrying passengers going by as Western battleships and Japanese sailboats sail in the Yokohama harbor.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1872
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Sugoroku game] 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 24.5 x 33 cm. (block), 26 x 37 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows three scenes from part of a Sugoroku game board (?): a Japanese woman and man walking near a bridge; a foreign man smoking a pipe; and Japanese women, possibly geishas, entertaining foreign men.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1860
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Yokohama hatoba] 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 32 x 23.2 cm. (block), 36.3 x 24 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows three-masted ship in Yokohama harbor with Mount Fuji in the background.
    • Date: 1850
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Tōkyō shimbashi rengaishi tetsudō jōkisha shinkei zu 1 print on hōsho paper (2 sheets) : woodcut, color ; each block 35 x 23 cm., each sheet 37 x 24.8 cm. | Japanese triptych (incomplete) print shows views of Tokyo streets with buildings, people, and various modes of transportation including rickshaws, carriages, a hand-drawn cart, and a steam train.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Kuniteru
    • Date: 1872
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Nankin, Oroshiy 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 35 x 24.5 cm. (block), 35 x 25 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows Chinese man holding a paintbrush while an assistant mixes ink as a Russian military officer looks on.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1860
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Amerika no shōnin shōju no sakura o motomete ōi ni kanki no zu 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 35 x 23 cm. (block), 36.4 x 25 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows a man admiring a bonsai tree in bloom, it possibly reminds him of his wife and brings to mind her portrait hanging in the upper left corner.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Sadahide - Koizumi, Minokichi
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Kita Amerika jinbutsu: Peruri zō 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 37.2 x 25 cm. (block), 37.4 x 25.4 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows head-and-shoulders portrait of Admiral Perry.
    • Date: 1854
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Gaikokujin sen no uchi: jōkisen 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 37.3 x 25 cm. (block), 34.5 x 23 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print showing a Japanese man and boy standing on the shore of a harbor in which is docked an American steamship, possibly Commodore Perry's ship.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Village scene in Japan showing people engaged in various activities] 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 35 x 23 cm. (block), 35.6 x 23 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows activities including: tilling soil, poling boats, talking, riding on horseback, and riding in a rickshaw.
    • Date: 1870
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Commodore Perry in Japan] 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 35.5 x 11 cm. (block), 40.7 x 15 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows full-length portrait of Commander Matthew Perry in uniform.
    • Date: 1850
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Two Japanese men and one foreigner riding on a horse while a Japanese farmer walks] 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 34 x 24 cm. (block), 36 x 24.5 cm. (sheet)
    • Date: 1850
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Tojin ja-odori no zu 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 16 x 25 cm. (block), 20 x 30 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows eight men holding up a dragon with sticks for the dragon dance.
    • Date: 1850
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Igirisu tame tori 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 20.7 x 26.5 cm. (block), 20.7 x 26.5 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows polo match in progress as spectators observe.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1877
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Takanawa Igirisu kan 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 34 x 22.5 cm. (block), 36.5 x 24.5 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows buildings with people walking and a man riding horseback on the street in the foreground; a Japanese flag flying in the background.
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1868
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Kita-Amerika dai gasshukoku - jokan shōzō no utsushi 1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut ; 29 x 21.1 cm. (block), 31 x 23.4 cm. (sheet) | Japanese print shows a head-and-shoulders portrait of an American naval commander; includes untranslated text of vocabulary.
    • Date: 1854