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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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Kusunoki Masashige Greeting the Imperial Carriage, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Kusunoki Masashige Greeting the Imperial Carriage, 1895
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $310.00
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Buy: $380.00

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Ends: 6d 15h 33m574406
Chrysanthemums in Full Bloom at the Imperial Palace in Autumn, 1887 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Chrysanthemums in Full Bloom at the Imperial Palace in Autumn, 1887
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beautiful burnished detail
Bid: $195.00
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Buy: $255.00
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Ends: 5d 16h 42m492146
Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Spring Felicitations in Japanese Brocade, 1885
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $165.00
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Buy: $235.00
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Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 41m492086
New Year's Day, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
New Year's Day, 1895
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 1
Ends: 5d 16h 22m490946
Asakusa, Ueno Park, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Asakusa, Ueno Park, 1889
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 1
Ends: 5d 16h 21m490886
Meiji Court Viewing Cranes by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Meiji Court Viewing Cranes
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 20m490826
Beauties in a Chrysanthemum Garden, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beauties in a Chrysanthemum Garden, 1895
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 19m490766
Ladies Practicing Martial Arts, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Ladies Practicing Martial Arts, 1896
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 18m490706
Puppet Performance, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Puppet Performance, 1895
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 17m490646
Playing a Poetry Card Game, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Playing a Poetry Card Game, 1895
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 16m490586
Mounted Archery Contest, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Mounted Archery Contest, 1897
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 15m490526
Grand Festival at Nikko, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Grand Festival at Nikko, 1897
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 14m490466
First Chanting of Noh at the New Year, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
First Chanting of Noh at the New Year, 1897
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 13m490406
Settsu, Moon over Suma, Murasame, Yukihira and Matsukaze, No. 5 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Settsu, Moon over Suma, Murasame, Yukihira and Matsukaze, No. 5
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 12m490346
Edo, Moon over the Pleasure Quarters, Takao by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Edo, Moon over the Pleasure Quarters, Takao
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $89!
Bid: $89.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 11m490286
Matches for Matsuzukushi, 1882 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Matches for Matsuzukushi, 1882
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $79!
Bid: $79.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 10m490226
Playing Oibane, 1896 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Playing Oibane, 1896
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $79!
Bid: $79.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 9m490166
Excursion to the Hills, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Excursion to the Hills, 1895
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $79!
Bid: $79.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 8m490106
Serving Refreshments, 1895 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Serving Refreshments, 1895
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fuji Arts Special Auction - Original Chikanobu opening at $79!
Bid: $79.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 5d 16h 7m490046
Scene from Toyama-jo Yukidoke no Kiyomizu by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Scene from Toyama-jo Yukidoke no Kiyomizu
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $180.00
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Buy: $240.00

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Ends: 5d 14h 55m485726
The Ninth Day of the Ninth Month, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Ninth Day of the Ninth Month, 1885
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rarely seen design, beautiful color and detail
Bid: $705.00
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Buy: $855.00

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Ends: 5d 14h 43m485006
Girls' Day and Doll Festival by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Girls' Day and Doll Festival
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Lovely design with burnished detail
Bid: $685.00
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Buy: $825.00

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Ends: 5d 14h 42m484946
Mirror of the Gods and Emperors of Japan, 1878 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Mirror of the Gods and Emperors of Japan, 1878
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $315.00
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Buy: $385.00

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Ends: 5d 14h 40m484826
Kagoshima Pacification Gifts of Sake by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Kagoshima Pacification Gifts of Sake
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $65.00
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Buy: $95.00

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Ends: 5d 14h 39m484766
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 16h 11m403886
Horse Racing at Ueno, Tokyo, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Horse Racing at Ueno, Tokyo, 1884
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $220.00
or
Buy: $270.00

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Ends: 4d 14h 59m399566
Onoe Kikugoro V as the Rickshaw Driver Matsu and Bando Shucho II as Omo, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Onoe Kikugoro V as the Rickshaw Driver Matsu and Bando Shucho II as Omo, 1884
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $55.00
or
Buy: $75.00

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Ends: 4d 14h 42m398546
Sawamura Tanosuke IV as Lady Hanako and Suketakya Takasuke as Kyojiya Minosuke, 1884 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Sawamura Tanosuke IV as Lady Hanako and Suketakya Takasuke as Kyojiya Minosuke, 1884
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $55.00
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Buy: $75.00

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Bids: 0
Ends: 4d 14h 41m398486
Scene from Kokusenya Kassen by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Scene from Kokusenya Kassen
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $100.00
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Buy: $140.00

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Ends: 4d 14h 29m397766
Popular and Prosperous Pleasure Quarters, 1888 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Popular and Prosperous Pleasure Quarters, 1888
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Stunning Chikanobu beauty triptych, pristine
Bid: $530.00
or
Buy: $640.00

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Ends: 3d 15h 46m315986
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
Bid: $245.00
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Buy: $315.00
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Ends: 2d 16h 34m232466
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)
Bid: $215.00
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Buy: $265.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 2d 16h 33m232406
Yamashiro, Snow at Fukakusa, Ono no Komachi and Shii no Shosho, No. 23 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Yamashiro, Snow at Fukakusa, Ono no Komachi and Shii no Shosho, No. 23
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $215.00
or
Buy: $265.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 2d 16h 32m232346
Mikawa, Snow at Okazaki, Kofuyu and Ishikawa Goemon, No. 11 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Mikawa, Snow at Okazaki, Kofuyu and Ishikawa Goemon, No. 11
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $165.00
or
Buy: $235.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 2d 16h 31m232286
Angry Beauty Attacking, 1878 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Angry Beauty Attacking, 1878
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $155.00
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Buy: $225.00
Standard Auction
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Ends: 2d 14h 39m225566
New Year's Day by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
New Year's Day
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beautiful Chikanobu design
Bid: $980.00
or
Buy: $1190.00
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Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 47m143246
Treasure Storehouse of the Seven Lucky Gods, 1880 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Treasure Storehouse of the Seven Lucky Gods, 1880
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rare Chikanobu triptych
Bid: $280.00
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Buy: $350.00
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Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 46m143186
Harvesting Taro Roots, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Harvesting Taro Roots, 1897
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Fantastic Chikanobu triptych
Bid: $685.00
or
Buy: $835.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 40m142826
Shower of Petals by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Shower of Petals
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rare Chikanobu beauties series
Bid: $285.00
or
Buy: $345.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 39m142766
Snow on the Plum Blossoms by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Snow on the Plum Blossoms
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rare Chikanobu beauties series
Bid: $285.00
or
Buy: $345.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 38m142706
Japanese Snow Flower by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Japanese Snow Flower
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rare Chikanobu beauties series
Bid: $285.00
or
Buy: $345.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 37m142646
Moon Viewing on the 26th Evening by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Moon Viewing on the 26th Evening
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rare Chikanobu beauties series
Bid: $285.00
or
Buy: $345.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 36m142586
Arranging Flowers by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Arranging Flowers
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rare Chikanobu beauties series
Bid: $285.00
or
Buy: $345.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 35m142526
The Golden Pavilion, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Golden Pavilion, 1897
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Rarely seen Chikanobu series, beautifully detailed
Bid: $420.00
or
Buy: $510.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 2m140546
Moon Viewing over Sarashina Rice Fields by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Moon Viewing over Sarashina Rice Fields
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $395.00
or
Buy: $485.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 15h 1m140486
Beauty in Early Spring by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Beauty in Early Spring
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $65.00
or
Buy: $95.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 14h 41m139286
Ceremony of the Issuance of the Constitution, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Ceremony of the Issuance of the Constitution, 1889
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $45.00
or
Buy: $65.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 1d 14h 38m139106
No. 6, Lady Tang: Never Tired of Feeding Her Mother-in-law Milk, 1890 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
No. 6, Lady Tang: Never Tired of Feeding Her Mother-in-law Milk, 1890
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $115.00 Standard Auction
Bids: 1
Ends: 1d 14h 27m138446
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: $235.00
or
Buy: $285.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 16h 9m58166
Soga Juro and Oiso Tora Gozen, 1890 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Soga Juro and Oiso Tora Gozen, 1890
Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Bid: $510.00
or
Buy: $620.00
Standard Auction
Bids: 0
Ends: 15h 23m55406

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