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Toyohara Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Chikanobu was one of the leading woodblock print artists of the Meiji era, producing hundreds of high-quality print designs of a variety of subjects.

Early life

Born in 1838 in Niigata Prefecture, Chikanobu was the older of two sons. His father was a samurai, a retainer of the Sakakibara clan. He studied Kano school painting as a child and developed an interest in ukiyo-e in his teens. He studied with Kuniyoshi and then with Kunisada and Kunichika.

During the Meiji Restoration, he joined the Tokugawa shogun’s elite samurai brigade, the shogitai, and fought against the emperor’s forces in the Battle of Ueno and the Battle of Hakodate. After the fall of the shogun, he went to Tokyo and started to make a living as a woodblock print artist.

Woodblock printing

Chikanobu began his new career designing prints of kabuki scenes and actors in the styles of Kunisada and Kunichika. But over the years he developed his own distinctive style. It was more delicate, intricate, and sophisticated, with a beautiful array of colors. He started to take on more varied subjects. The customs, manners, and styles of women were favorite subjects. He did scenes from historical events and legendary tales, including military prints documenting the Sino-Japanese War and many other battles from the Meiji period and earlier. For a period of time, his prints showcased the modernization of Meiji Japan, but they later turned back to more traditional Japanese culture.

Chikanobu's prints were released by a number of different publishers, mostly in Tokyo. The level of detail and deluxe printing techniques resulted in some of the best prints produced in the Meiji era. His beautifully detailed designs were quite popular during his lifetime and many of the single prints and triptychs commanded high prices at the time.

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Hagoromo of Kadoebi-ro and Koiku of Nakanacho, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Hagoromo of Kadoebi-ro and Koiku of Nakanacho, 1884
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Multicolored Blossoms series
Bid: $155.00
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Buy: $225.00
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Ichinose of Shinagawa-ro and Kobuki of Nakanocho, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Ichinose of Shinagawa-ro and Kobuki of Nakanocho, 1884
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Multicolored Blossoms series
Bid: $185.00
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Buy: $245.00
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Ends: 1d 4h 12m101529
Sakyo of the Shinagawa-ro and Kama of Nakanocho, 1883 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Sakyo of the Shinagawa-ro and Kama of Nakanocho, 1883
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Multicolored Blossoms series
Bid: $155.00
or
Buy: $225.00
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Horse Racing at Shinobazu Pond, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Horse Racing at Shinobazu Pond, 1885
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $190.00
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Buy: $240.00
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Ends: 3h 57m14229
Beauty beside a Screen by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beauty beside a Screen
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rare Chikanobu beauty series
Bid: $65.00
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Buy: $95.00
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Ends: 3h 55m14109
Beauties in a Garden by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beauties in a Garden
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rare Chikanobu beauty series
Bid: $65.00
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Buy: $95.00
Standard Auction
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Ends: 3h 54m14049
Panoramic View of Chishima from the Kanrantei in Matsushima, Mutsu Province, 1881 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Panoramic View of Chishima from the Kanrantei in Matsushima, Mutsu Province, 1881
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$195.00 Fixed Price
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, No. 38
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Snow, Moon, Flowers series
$275.00 Fixed Price
Singing and Dancing in the Modern Style, 1878 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Singing and Dancing in the Modern Style, 1878
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$265.00 Fixed Price
Bushu, Moon over Ishihama, Taigyu Tower, Inuzaka Shino, No. 40 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bushu, Moon over Ishihama, Taigyu Tower, Inuzaka Shino, No. 40
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Snow, Moon, Flowers series
$285.00 Fixed Price
Edo, Snow at Yanagi Bridge, Nezumi Kozo as Takasaki Beian and the Clam Seller Sankichi, No. 26 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Edo, Snow at Yanagi Bridge, Nezumi Kozo as Takasaki Beian and the Clam Seller Sankichi, No. 26
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Snow, Moon, Flowers series
$235.00 Fixed Price
Edo, Flowers of Ueno, Mt. Toei Cherry Blossoms Tying, No. 2 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Edo, Flowers of Ueno, Mt. Toei Cherry Blossoms Tying, No. 2
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Snow, Moon, Flowers series
$235.00 Fixed Price
Musashi, Flowers of Takada, Ota Dokan and Yamabuki no koji, No. 7 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Musashi, Flowers of Takada, Ota Dokan and Yamabuki no koji, No. 7
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Snow, Moon, Flowers series
$275.00 Fixed Price
Yamashiro, Flowers of Gojozaka, Kagekiyo and Akoya, No. 33 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Flowers of Gojozaka, Kagekiyo and Akoya, No. 33
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Snow, Moon, Flowers series
$275.00 Fixed Price
Yamashiro, Flowers of the Capital Suburbs, Daughter of Ki no Tsurayuki, No. 39 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Flowers of the Capital Suburbs, Daughter of Ki no Tsurayuki, No. 39
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Snow, Moon, Flowers series
$275.00 Fixed Price
Sansho Dayu, No. 47 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Sansho Dayu, No. 47
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rarely seen Eastern Brocades series
$165.00 Fixed Price
Watching Shorebirds in the Seventh Month by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Watching Shorebirds in the Seventh Month
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Charming Chikanobu design
$125.00 Fixed Price
Warding off Evil Spirits, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Warding off Evil Spirits, 1896
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Chiyoda Palace series
$375.00 Fixed Price
Playing Oibane, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Playing Oibane, 1896
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Chiyoda Palace series
$375.00 Fixed Price
Washing Fruit, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Washing Fruit, 1895
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Chiyoda Palace series
$375.00 Fixed Price
Mt. Fuji on a Breezy Evening, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Mt. Fuji on a Breezy Evening, 1895
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Chiyoda Palace series
$375.00 Fixed Price
Flower Cart by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Flower Cart
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$375.00 Fixed Price
Mountain Village Teahouse by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Mountain Village Teahouse
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$375.00 Fixed Price
Serving Spiced Rice Wine by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Serving Spiced Rice Wine
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$375.00 Fixed Price
The Meiji Era (1868 - 1912) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Meiji Era (1868 - 1912)
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$235.00 Fixed Price
The Meiji Era (1868 - 1912) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Meiji Era (1868 - 1912)
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$235.00 Fixed Price
The Meiji Era (1868 - 1912) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Meiji Era (1868 - 1912)
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$235.00 Fixed Price
The Kan'ei Era (1624 - 1644) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Kan'ei Era (1624 - 1644)
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$235.00 Fixed Price
The Kansei Era (1789 - 1801) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Kansei Era (1789 - 1801)
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$195.00 Fixed Price
Buddha Festival by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Buddha Festival
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Chiyoda Palace series
$385.00 Fixed Price
Poems after Snow at the Imperial Palace, 1886 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Poems after Snow at the Imperial Palace, 1886
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely beauties design
$425.00 Fixed Price
Muronotsu Courtesan, No. 8 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Muronotsu Courtesan, No. 8
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$195.00 Fixed Price
Yamashiro, Flowers of Arashiyama, Lady Kumano, No. 36 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Flowers of Arashiyama, Lady Kumano, No. 36
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely Snow, Moon, Flowers series
$275.00 Fixed Price
Girls Playing Hanetsuki by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Girls Playing Hanetsuki
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Charming, rarely seen East series
$165.00 Fixed Price
Playing Ohajiki by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Playing Ohajiki
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Charming, rarely seen East series
$165.00 Fixed Price
Ueno Kiyomizu, 1879 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Ueno Kiyomizu, 1879
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$275.00 Fixed Price
Beauties of Kadoebi-ro, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beauties of Kadoebi-ro, 1884
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$125.00 Fixed Price
Courtesans of Daimonji-ro, 1883 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Courtesans of Daimonji-ro, 1883
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$125.00 Fixed Price
Beauties of the Inamoto-ro, 1883 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beauties of the Inamoto-ro, 1883
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$125.00 Fixed Price
Courtesans of Daimonji-ro, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Courtesans of Daimonji-ro, 1884
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
$125.00 Fixed Price
Edo, Snow at Yoshiwara, Urazato, No. 29 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Edo, Snow at Yoshiwara, Urazato, No. 29
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Especially fine Chikanobu Snow, Moon, Flowers designs
$235.00 Fixed Price
Echigo, Snow in Niigata, Ayume and Takane, No. 35 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Echigo, Snow in Niigata, Ayume and Takane, No. 35
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Especially fine Chikanobu Snow, Moon, Flowers designs
$235.00 Fixed Price
Yamato, Utabiko, Lady Kasuga and Princess Chujo, No. 8 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamato, Utabiko, Lady Kasuga and Princess Chujo, No. 8
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Especially fine Chikanobu Snow, Moon, Flowers designs
$235.00 Fixed Price
Yamato, Snow at Yoshino, Lady Shizuka, Yoshitsune and Benkei, No. 4 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamato, Snow at Yoshino, Lady Shizuka, Yoshitsune and Benkei, No. 4
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Especially fine Chikanobu Snow, Moon, Flowers designs
$235.00 Fixed Price
Boshu, Flowers of Kominato, Lotus Pond, Myomeijiro and His Wife Umechiyo, No. 42  by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Boshu, Flowers of Kominato, Lotus Pond, Myomeijiro and His Wife Umechiyo, No. 42
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Especially fine Chikanobu Snow, Moon, Flowers designs
$235.00 Fixed Price
Rest by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rest
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beautiful, rare Meiji triptych
$1255.00 Fixed Price
Magician and Archer in Wolf Skin by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Magician and Archer in Wolf Skin
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fantastic, rarely seen Chikanobu design
$1675.00 Fixed Price
Yamashiro, Flowers of Daigo-ji, Chancellor Hideyoshi and Lady Yodogimi, No. 45 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Flowers of Daigo-ji, Chancellor Hideyoshi and Lady Yodogimi, No. 45
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Especially fine Chikanobu Snow, Moon, Flowers designs
$215.00 Fixed Price
Edo, Flowers of Yoshiwara, the Courtesan Katsuragi, Fuwa Banzaemon and Nagoya Sanza, No. 6 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Edo, Flowers of Yoshiwara, the Courtesan Katsuragi, Fuwa Banzaemon and Nagoya Sanza, No. 6
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Especially fine Chikanobu Snow, Moon, Flowers designs
$275.00 Fixed Price
Shinano Province, Moon over Rice Fields, Mochizuki Saemon, Inspector Ozawa, Yasuda's wife Shiragiku, and Hanawakamaru, No. 26 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Shinano Province, Moon over Rice Fields, Mochizuki Saemon, Inspector Ozawa, Yasuda's wife Shiragiku, and Hanawakamaru, No. 26
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Especially fine Chikanobu Snow, Moon, Flowers designs
$275.00 Fixed Price

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