Category Archives: Otokodate

Toshidama Gallery… A Print per Day – Kunisada

Toyokuni III (1786-1865) Nakamura Shikan IV from the series Matches for Six Selected Flowers : Begonia, c 1863. The feature of this great actor print by Kunisada is the tattoo that he skilfully shows beneath his shirt. The print is … Continue reading

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Dekiyo-e – The Horror, The Horror!

Alex Faulkner interviewed by Chris Bucklow. Alex Faulkner is the creative director of the Toshidama Gallery and an expert on nineteenth century Japanese prints. Alex is also a practising artist. Christopher Bucklow is an artist of international standing and an … Continue reading

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Hair of the Dog… Japanese Hairstyling in History

Here is a really great Japanese woodblock print… it depicts an actor playing the role of Moriguchi Kuro, a hero from the great Japanese novel Hakkenden inu no soshi no uchi  (The Story of the Eight Dog Heroes). Everything about … Continue reading

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Otokodate – Black Sheep of the Floating World

                  It’s easy to use a phrase over and over without ever really thinking about it or explaining it in any great detail. The word Otokodate is one such instance and I … Continue reading

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