We’ve just launched a fine new exhibition at the gallery celebrating a genre of portrait heads known as okubi-e. These fabulous prints are terribly rare and hugely collectible. We’re showing three major okubi-e by Kunichika, including his masterpiece, Nakamura Shikan IV as Kato Kiyomasa (illustrated above). Aside from the okubi-e, there are some phenomenal and shocking blood-encrusted Osaka School prints and some fine Kabuki triptychs. The show runs throughout June and if you’re thinking of purchasing a print, why not subscribe to our mailing list and receive a 10% discount.
Our sister blog at Eblogger has an extended essay on okubi heads and dozens of articles on the history of Japanese woodblock prints, heroes, kabuki stars and much else.