23 UMMA Objects
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In this print, a man pulls his chin downward and looks forward against a plain background.  He wears a lightly patterned white robe underneath black and gold.  The hilt of a sword is visible at his waist.  His hair is pulled up into a tight topknot.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Masamitsu; unidentified publisher’s seal; Title: Shōwa butai sugata sono ni, Moritsuna, Kyūdaime, Ichikawa Ebizō
Masamitsu Ota
Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Moritsuna
Gift of Stuart Katz

Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese (culture or style))
Bando Hikozaburo
1805 – 1815
Gift of Stuart Katz
This print shows a man wearing a bright blue robe. There are white circles on each shoulder. He holds something brown in his right hand. The background is red, and a green band with white crests borders the entire print.<br />
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Inscriptions: Meiji 6 tori nen; Toyohara Kunichika-hitsu; Katkiuchi chikai no Hikosan; Keyamura Rokusuke, Nakamura Shikan;
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Promise of Revenge at Hikosan: Nakamura Shikan IV as Keyamura Rokusuke
Gift of Stuart Katz
Color woodblock print of a kabuki actor on gray mica ground.  Actor appears to be playing the role of a samurai, with his hair in a top-knot, a family crest on the arm of his kimono, and a sword complete with scabbard ornament.  His head tilts downward seriously as his hand reaches to unsheath his sword.
Ueno Tadamasa
Unidentified Kabuki Actor as Sword-face
1935 – 1945
Gift of Stuart Katz
A stand of trees beside water foregrounds a central mountain that seems to rise lightly to the left. To the right of the mountain is calligraphic text and two orange seals. A small building is tucked to the right behind the stand of trees. Depth of the mountains is indicated with the use of wash.
Kanemoto Shunsho
On a Spring Day
Gift of Stuart Katz
A man holds a sword in both hands in front of him. He wears a bright blue robe with red and yellow birds. The background is plain with lines of calligraphy along the top.<br /><br />
This is the center panel of a triptych (with 2008/2.10A and 2008/2.10C).
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Crossing Swords in the Pleasure Quarters: Onoe Kikugorō V as Nagoya Sanza
Gift of Stuart Katz
A hanging scroll painting of bamboo.
Kobayashi Kanrin
1972 – 1975
Gift of Stuart Katz
A woman is hunched over, her right hand on her lower back, and her left hand holding onto the top of a spool. She wears a pale striped robe over a layer of purple floral and red with a black sash around her waist. The bright blue robe of another person off the print is visible at the right edge.<br /><br />
This is the left panel of a triptych (with 2008/2.10B and 2008/2.10C).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (Artist's signature); Meiji 31 nen 10 gatsu 15 nichi insatsu dōgatsu 20 nichi hakko<br /><br />
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Crossing Swords in the Pleasure Quarters: Nakamura Fukusuke IV (Nakamura Utaemon V) as a Maid
Gift of Stuart Katz

Ueno Tadamasa
Unidentified Actor from "18 Styles of Make-up"
Gift of Stuart Katz

Utagawa Hirosada (Japanese (culture or style))
Actor in a Female Role, from "Chuko Buyuden"
Gift of Stuart Katz
A hanging scroll with loose brush strokes outlining a bird in the branches of a tree. &nbsp;There are Japanese characters in the upper left corner, and a red seal in the lower right corner.
Okuhara Seiko
Cranes in Pine Tree
1850 – 1899
Gift of Stuart Katz