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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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Fuji Arts Overstock Diptych - Exceptional Bargain! by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Fuji Arts Overstock Diptych - Exceptional Bargain!


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Fuji Arts Overstock diptych opening at $39!
Bid: $39.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 4d 11h 5m385525
The Kan'ei Era (1624 - 1644) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

The Kan'ei Era (1624 - 1644)


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Lovely Mirror of the Ages series
Bid: $180.00
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Buy: $230.00

Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 4d 9h 54m381265
The Kaei Era (1848 - 1854) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

The Kaei Era (1848 - 1854)


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Lovely Mirror of the Ages series
Bid: $180.00
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Buy: $230.00

Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 4d 9h 53m381205
The Shouhou Era (1644 - 1648) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

The Shouhou Era (1644 - 1648)


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Lovely Mirror of the Ages series
Bid: $180.00
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Buy: $230.00

Standard Auction
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Ends: 4d 9h 52m381145
The Meiji Era (1868 - 1912) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

The Meiji Era (1868 - 1912)


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Lovely Mirror of the Ages series
Bid: $180.00
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Buy: $230.00

Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 4d 9h 51m381085
The Kanbun Era (1661 - 1673) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

The Kanbun Era (1661 - 1673)


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Lovely Mirror of the Ages series
Bid: $180.00
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Buy: $230.00

Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 4d 9h 50m381025
The Tenpo Era (1830 - 1844) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

The Tenpo Era (1830 - 1844)


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Lovely Mirror of the Ages series
Bid: $180.00
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Buy: $230.00

Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 4d 9h 49m380965
Title Page and Table of Contents for Mirror of the Ages by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Title Page and Table of Contents for Mirror of the Ages


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Lovely Mirror of the Ages series
Bid: $100.00
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Buy: $140.00

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Ends: 4d 9h 48m380905
Mirror of the Ages Supplement Sheet by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Mirror of the Ages Supplement Sheet


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Lovely Mirror of the Ages series
Bid: $110.00
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Buy: $160.00

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Ends: 4d 9h 47m380845
The Tenth Month (Kannazuki) by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

The Tenth Month (Kannazuki)


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Beautifully burnished detail
Bid: $420.00
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Buy: $505.00

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Ends: 4d 9h 46m380785
New Year's Day by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

New Year's Day


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Beautiful Chikanobu design
$975.00
Fixed Price
Snake, Shinobazu Benzaiten by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Snake, Shinobazu Benzaiten


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 12h 19m303565
Monkey, Minami Denmacho Parade Float by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Monkey, Minami Denmacho Parade Float


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
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Ends: 3d 12h 18m303505
Sheep, Ueno Zoo by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Sheep, Ueno Zoo


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
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Ends: 3d 12h 17m303445
Horse, Oji Inari Shrine by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Horse, Oji Inari Shrine


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
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Ends: 3d 12h 16m303385
Ox, Mukojima Ushijima Shrine by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Ox, Mukojima Ushijima Shrine


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
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Ends: 3d 12h 15m303325
Rat, Denzu-in Daikokuten by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Rat, Denzu-in Daikokuten


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 12h 14m303265
Rabbit, Kameido Myogi Shrine by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Rabbit, Kameido Myogi Shrine


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 12h 13m303205
Dragon, Fukagawa Hachiman Fuji by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Dragon, Fukagawa Hachiman Fuji


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 12h 12m303145
Dog, First Visit to Kanda Myojin Shrine by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Dog, First Visit to Kanda Myojin Shrine


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 12h 11m303085
Tiger, Kagurazaka Bishamon by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Tiger, Kagurazaka Bishamon


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 12h 10m303025
Boar, Shitaya Marishiten by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Boar, Shitaya Marishiten


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
or
Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 12h 9m302965
Rooster, Tori-no-ichi Festival at Asakusa Rice Fields by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Rooster, Tori-no-ichi Festival at Asakusa Rice Fields


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming Twelve Zodiac Animals series
Bid: $295.00
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Buy: $365.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 12h 8m302905
Playing Ball by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Playing Ball


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


A Fuji Arts special offer auction, a great collecting opportunity!
Bid: $299.00
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Buy: $350.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 10h 55m298525
Cherry Blossom Viewing by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Cherry Blossom Viewing


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


A Fuji Arts special offer auction, a great collecting opportunity!
Bid: $299.00
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Buy: $350.00
Standard Auction
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Ends: 3d 10h 54m298465
Beauties Visiting a Waterfall by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Beauties Visiting a Waterfall


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


A Fuji Arts special offer auction, a great collecting opportunity!
Bid: $299.00
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Buy: $350.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 10h 53m298405
Wisteria Viewing at Ushijima by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Wisteria Viewing at Ushijima


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


A Fuji Arts special offer auction, a great collecting opportunity!
Bid: $249.00
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Buy: $295.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 10h 52m298345
First Sino-Japanese War: The Late General Odera Yasuzumi, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

First Sino-Japanese War: The Late General Odera Yasuzumi, 1895


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Bid: $175.00
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Buy: $225.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 3d 9h 56m294985
Catching Fireflies at a Country House by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Catching Fireflies at a Country House


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Charming design - classic
$755.00 Fixed Price
Mother and Baby by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Mother and Baby


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rare, double oban format Chikanobu
$375.00 Fixed Price
Returning Home with Fresh Flowers, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Returning Home with Fresh Flowers, 1896


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rarely seen beauty series
$455.00 Fixed Price
Bonsai, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Bonsai, 1896


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rarely seen beauty series
$455.00 Fixed Price
Pleasure Boat, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Pleasure Boat, 1896


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rarely seen beauty series
$455.00 Fixed Price
The Subjugation of Kagoshima in the Satsuma Rebellion, 1877 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

The Subjugation of Kagoshima in the Satsuma Rebellion, 1877


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original musha-e print opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 2d 10h 48m211705
Shimosa, Snow at Iwahashi, Kiuchi Sogoro, No. 20 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Shimosa, Snow at Iwahashi, Kiuchi Sogoro, No. 20


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


A Fuji Arts special offer auction, a great collecting opportunity!
Bid: $159.00
or
Buy: $195.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 2d 9h 47m208045
Eleventh Month: All-star Performance at Saruwaka-cho, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Eleventh Month: All-star Performance at Saruwaka-cho, 1889


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Beautiful color and condition
Bid: $895.00
or
Buy: $1075.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 2d 9h 33m207205
The First Three Shoguns of the Tokugawa Dynasty, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

The First Three Shoguns of the Tokugawa Dynasty, 1885


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Beautiful burnished detail
Bid: $595.00
or
Buy: $725.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 2d 9h 16m206185
Snow Scene on the Banks of the Sumida River, 1891 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Snow Scene on the Banks of the Sumida River, 1891


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Bid: $265.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 1
Ends: 1d 11h 49m128965
Moon: Niwaka Festival by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Moon: Niwaka Festival


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rare Chikanobu series
Bid: $520.00
or
Buy: $625.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 10h 27m124045
Moon: Reflection the Water by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Moon: Reflection the Water


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rare Chikanobu series
Bid: $520.00
or
Buy: $625.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 10h 26m123985
Flower: Falling Petals by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Flower: Falling Petals


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rare Chikanobu series
Bid: $520.00
or
Buy: $625.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 10h 25m123925
Moon: Stately Mansion by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Moon: Stately Mansion


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rare Chikanobu series
Bid: $390.00
or
Buy: $470.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 10h 24m123865
Scene from Gosho no Gorozo, 1887 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Scene from Gosho no Gorozo, 1887


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Bid: $145.00
or
Buy: $215.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 9h 50m121825
Confrontation at the Foot of a Bridge by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Confrontation at the Foot of a Bridge


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


First time offered
Bid: $140.00
or
Buy: $190.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 9h 52m35545
Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade, 1885


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Bid: $130.00
or
Buy: $180.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 9h 47m35245
Harvesting Taro Roots, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Harvesting Taro Roots, 1897


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Fantastic Chikanobu triptych
$765.00 Fixed Price
Snow on the Plum Blossoms by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Snow on the Plum Blossoms


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rare Chikanobu beauties series
$295.00 Fixed Price
Japanese Snow Flower by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Japanese Snow Flower


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rare Chikanobu beauties series
$295.00 Fixed Price
Moon Viewing on the 26th Evening by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Moon Viewing on the 26th Evening


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)


Rare Chikanobu beauties series
$295.00 Fixed Price
Horse Racing at Ueno, Tokyo, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Horse Racing at Ueno, Tokyo, 1884


Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

$285.00 Fixed Price

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