Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Japanese book (post 3)

In Asian > Japanese Books > Show & Tell.
Asian Antiques7277 of 7782Japanese book (post 4)Chinese Nation Grade 1 Artist
Love it
Like it

JImamJImam likes this.
MasterMaster loves this.
VintagefranVintagefran loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
toracattoracat loves this.
WorldviewWorldview loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
nt1962nt1962 loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
toolate2toolate2 loves this.
Esther110Esther110 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 10 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 7 years ago

(290 items)

hope I'm not overdueing it :) these pictures probably has never been seen by anyone else, would be my guess, one more post :) who can read Japanese?

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 7 years ago
    http://www.japancollection.com/ Utagawa Yoshiiku is the artist Heros of the Taihei Era Taiheiki Elyu-den he was a student of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, I was told from Japan
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
    Congratulations on the identification.
    The signature is "Ikkeisai Yoshiiku" .
    He seems to have had quite a few different names that he signed.
    There is a photo and details of him here:

    Wikipedia has three differing versions of his signatures.
    Yours is the one in the centre: Ikkeisai Yoshiiku.

    I think that the title it is in the middle of the book's first page and then on each page. It's in the red gourd shaped device to the top right in the pictures on this page. taiheiki eiyuden = ??? ???

    I'm not sure if CW does Japanese characters!

    The first three characters are taiheiki.

    It is called in English "Heroes from the Chronicles of the Taiheiki"
    Date: 1867, 4th Month
    Publisher: Hiroya Kosuke ?????

    If you google "taiheiki Yoshiiku" you'll get lots of info.

    (Leave out Utagawa, because it confuses the search engine with Utagawa Kuniyoshi's book of the same name.)

  3. Worldview, 6 years ago
    These are very beautiful. I think these are part of the Taiheiki Eiyu Den by Yoshiiku as part of a compilation of stories about the 50 most famous Samurai in Japans history
  4. jimmh, 3 years ago
    This book sold at Christie's for $4,800 (with all 100 portraits, not 50) in 1993.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.