Ukiyo-e Prints

浮世絵版画

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PUBLISHERS

Ise-Mago Thru J

 

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A thru G

H thru Imariya Ushizō

K thru Manzen

Maruya thru Murataya

N thru S

T thru Uoya

 

Wakasaya to Z

 

 

*NOTE: The black or white borders around many of the publisher's seals were added

by us to set them off graphically when isolated and do not exist on the prints themselves.

 

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PUBLISHER

KANJI

KANA

LOCATION

EXAMPLE

SEAL

ARTISTS
DATES

         

Ise-Mago

(Seal -

Isemago/Iseson 伊勢孫)

Marks #150

Marks refers to this

publisher as Iseya Magobei.

伊勢

いせ

まご

Edo

 

The print shown to the right  is not one we have offered. However, it has a publisher's seal which we want to display for your information. The image  has been sent to us from ED. We are grateful for this contribution to our site.

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1794-98 and again between 1804-12.

Kunimasa, Kunisada,

 Toyokuni I, Utamaro

Possibly as early as ca. 1796

to as late as ca. 1813-15

   

 

       

Ise-ya Ichibei

(Seal name -

Kaku-Tsuji 角辻 and

Iseichi 伊勢市)

Marks #143

Marks gives lists this publisher

under the name Iseya Ichiemon.

伊勢屋

市兵衛

いせや

いちべ え

Edo

 

The print shown to the right  is not one we have offered. However, it has a publisher's seal which we want to display for your information.

 

Marks seal

#24-068

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1845-48.

Hiroshige, Hiroshige II,

 Hokusai,

Kunihisa II,

Kuniyoshi,

Toyokuni II,

 Toyokuni III

Andreas Marks gives

the dates as ca. 1823

to 1864

 

         

Iseya Kanekichi

(Seal name - Isekane

伊勢兼)

(cf. Kichi listed below)

Marks #145

伊勢屋

兼吉 

いせやかねきち

Edo/Tokyo

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1850s-71.

 

Marks seal

#21-059

Gengyō, Hiroshige,

Hiroshige II,

Hiroshige III,

Kunichika, Kunihisa II,

Kunisada II,

Kuniteru, Kuniteru II,

Kuniyoshi, 

Kyōsai, Sadahide,

Shigeharu, Shigetsugu,

 Toyokuni III,

Yoshikazu, Yoshitora,

Yoshitsuya, Yoshitoshi

Andreas Marks gives

the dates as the late 1840s

to ca. 1875

 

 

 

CORRECTED

on 5/27/2017 :

Iseya Kisaburō

( Seal name - Iseki 伊勢喜

 

Originally thought to be

Ise-ya Kanekichisaburō.

伊勢屋

喜三郎

いせや
ぶろう

Edo/ Tokyo

 

The print shown to the right  is not one we have offered. The image  has been sent to us from the Eikei (英渓) Collection. We are grateful for this contribution to our site.

Chikanobu, Hiroshige III,

Kunichika, Kunitarō,

Kunitoshi, Yoshitora,

Yoshitoshi

 

Andreas Marks gives

the dates of 1865

to ca. 1898

 

 

 

Iseya Rihei

(Seal name - Iseri 伊勢利;

firm name - Kinjudō

錦樹堂;

family name - Yamamoto Rihei

山本利兵衛)

Marks #152

伊勢屋

利兵衛

いせや

りへえ

Edo/ Tokyo

Chikanobu, Eisen, Eizan, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunichika,

Kunisada, Kuniyasu,

Kuniyoshi, Sadakage,

Shuntei, Toyokuni I,

Toyokuni II, Utamaro,

Yoshiiku, Yoshimori,

Yoshitora, Yoshitoshi

Andreas Marks gives the

dates 1790s to ca. 1879

Edo

 

Marks seal

#01-122

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1810s-67.

 

 

 

Edo

 

 

Ise-ya Sanjirō

(Seal name - Isesan 伊勢三,

firm name - Eijudō 栄樹堂)

Marks #153

伊勢屋

三次郎

いせや

さんじろう

Edo

 

The print shown to the right  is not one we have offered. However, it has a publisher's seal which we want to display for your information. The image  has been sent to us from the Eikei (英渓) Collection. We are grateful for this contribution to our site.

 

 

CORRECTION:

This exact seal does

not appear in Marks.

Hokusai, Kunisada,

 Kuniyoshi, Sadatora

Andreas Marks gives

the dates of ca. 1823

to 4th Month, 1852

 

 

 

Ise-ya Sōemon

(Seal name - Isesō 伊勢惣

firm name - Taieidō 大栄堂)

Marks #156

 

伊勢屋

惣右衛門

いせや

そうえもん

 

Edo

 

The print shown to the right is from the Lyon Collection.

Click on it to learn more.

 

 

Marks seal

#21-146

 

Marks notes that this seal

 was used in 1845.

 

Eizan, Hiroshige,

Kiyonaga,

Kunisada, Kunisada II,

Kuniyoshi, Shuntei,

 Toyokuni I, Utamaro

Andreas Marks gives

the dates of ca. 1776

to XI/1862.

 

 

Ise-ya Shōnosuke

(Seal name - Isesho 伊勢庄,

firm names - Shōgyokudō 松延堂

and Shōgyokudō 松玉堂)

Marks #155

伊勢屋

庄之助

いせや

しょうのすけ

Edo/ Tokyo

 

Marks seal

#22-231

 

Marks notes that this seal was used in the 1860s.

 

Keinen, Kunichika,

Kunisada III,

Sadahide, Toyokuni III,

Yoshiiku, Yoshimasa, Yoshimori,

Yoshitora, Yoshitsuya

Andreas Marks gives

the dates of ca. 1848

to 1882

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ise-ya

Tōkichi

(Seal names - Isetō 伊勢藤 &

Daikyōdō 大喬堂)

Marks #158

伊勢屋

藤吉

いせや

とうきち

 

Edo

The print shown to the right  is not one we have offered. However, it has a publisher's seal which we want to display for your information. The image  has been sent to us by M.B. We are grateful for this contribution to our site.

 

Marks seal

#22-232

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used in 1863.

Ikumaru, Kunichika,

Kunitaka, Kuniteru II, 

Kunitomi, Kunitsuru,

Sadahide & Toyokuni III,

Yoshifuji,

Yoshiharu, Yoshiiku,

 Yoshikata

As early as 1840 or earlier

to as late as 1865 or later

 

Andreas Marks gives

the dates of 9th Month, 1862

to ca. 1868

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ise Yoshi

Marks #U095

伊勢芳

いせ.よし

Edo

There is no longer a link to this print.

 

Marks seal

#25-013

 

 

Marks gives

the dates of ca. 1855-60 for this seal.

 

Kuniyoshi, Toyokuni III,

Yositora

Andreas Marks gives

the dates of ca. 1855-60

Hori Take worked for this

house in 1885 carving a

Toyokuni III print.

 

 

Ishikawa-ya Wasuke

(Seal name -

Ishiwa 石和:

firm name - Saiundō

さいうん堂)

Marks #163

石川屋和助

いしかわや

わすけ

Osaka

 

The Kunikazu print

to the right is from

the Lyon Collection.

To see more about it

click on it.

 

 

Marks seal

#25-343

 

 

Marks gives

the dates of 1859-61  for this seal.

 

Enjaku, Gyokuen,

Kunikazu,

Sadanobu II, Shunsui,

Tokyō, Yoshimine,

Yoshimitsu, Yositaki,

Yoshitoyo, Yoshiyuki

Andreas Marks gives

the dates of ca. 1842-1911

 

 

 Ito-ya Shōbei

(Firm name - Itoshō 糸庄)

Marks #167

糸屋

庄兵衛

いとや

しょうべい

Edo

 

 

Marks

seal 24-041

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1860-63.

Hiroshige II, Kunitsuna,

Sadahide, Yoshimune,

Toyokuni III

Ca. 6th Month,1847 to 1865

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itō-ya Yohei

(Firm name - Eiseidō

英盛堂)

Marks #168

伊藤屋

与兵衛

いとうや
ょへえ

Edo

 

 

Marks

seal 01-061

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1800s-30s.

Eisen, Kunikane,

Kunisada, Shuntei

Toyokuni I, Yoshitora

Andreas Marks gives

the dates of ca. 1806-30s

 

 

Iwato-ya Kisaburō

(Seal name - Iwa 岩:

firm name - Eirindō 栄林堂)

Marks #173

岩戸屋

喜三郎 

いわとや

きさぶろう

Edo

 

The print shown to the right  is not one we have offered. However, it has a publisher's seal which we want to display for your information. The image  has been sent to us from ED. We are grateful for this contribution to our site.

 

Marks

seal 08-051

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1760s-1820s.

Chōki, Eiri,

Eisen, Eishi,

Eishō, Eizan,

Enshi, Hiroshige,

Hisanobu, Hokusai,

Kiyomitsu, Kuniharu,

Kunisada, Kuniyasu,

Shigemasa, Shunchō,

Shun'ei, Shunkō II,

Shunsen, Shuntei,

Toyoharu, Toyomaru,

 Toyokuni I, Toyokuni II,

Tsukimaro, Utamaro, 

Utamaro II

Andreas Marks says

that this publisher was

active from the 1760s to 1832.

The Museum für angewandte Kunst in Vienna gives the dates of ca. 1744-1844 for this publisher

According to Andreas Marks in his Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 (p. 202) this publisher joined the Picture Book and Print Publishers Guild in 1807 and the Book Publishers Guild in 1812. "From 1811 until 1815 he was active as a censor of prints."Marks adds important information about Iwato-ya role in the early development of Hiroshige: "In the late 1810s, when the young and unknown Hiroshige started to design woodblock prints, he found in Iwatoya Kisaburō an established publisher who supported him and took on the risk to issue his designs. Hiroshige, being Toyhiro's student, might have been introduced to Iwatoya from his teacher who had illustrated for him at least four books during the 1800s. Until c. 1822, Hiroshige designed series of beautiful women for Iwatoya and, from time to time, was also commissioned to illustrate books. None of these works reached great fame but they prove that Hiroshige tried for over ten years to find his own subject matter and it is to Iwatoya's credit to have employed Hiroshige despite the fact that his works did not receive that much attention." Marks is also definitive about the end date for this publisher: "The last known publication is an actor print from early 1832. It is a memorial print by Utagawa Kuniharu (1807-1839) of the actors Segawa Kikunojō V and Bandō Mitsugorō III (1775-1832) who both passed away in early 1832."

The Kunisada print to the

right is from the

Lyon Collection.

 

Click on the image

to learn more.

 

 

 

Marks

seal 23-018

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used in the

1820s.

 

 

Izumi-ya Ichibei
(Seal name - Sen'ichi 泉市;

 firm name - Kansendō 甘泉堂; family name - Yamanaka Ichibei  山中市兵衛)

Marks #180

和泉屋

市兵衛 

いずみや

いちべ え
 

Edo

 

 

Marks

seal 21-237

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used in 1853.

Eiri, Eisen, Eishi, Eishō,

Eizan, Hiroshige,

Hiroshige II, Hiroshige III,

Hokusai, Kiyonaga,

 Kuninaga, Kunimitsu I,

as Kunisada & Toyokuni III,

Kunisada II, Kunisato, 

Kuniteru, Kuniteru II,

Kunitomi,

Kuniyoshi, Kyōsai,

Masayoshi,

Sadahide, Shunchō,

Shunkō II, Shunsen,

Shuntei, Toyoharu,

Toyohiro, Toyokiyo, Toyokuni I, Toyokuni II, 

Utamaro, Utamaro II, Yoshifuji,

Yoshifusa,

Yoshikazu, Yoshitora

& Yoshitori-jo

Peter Kornicki in his The Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century (p. 172) says that this publisher "...was active over several generations from the end of the seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century..."

 

Andrea Marks gives us a more accurate dating for the lifespan of this firm: Ca. 1686 to 1886

 

Andrea Marks says: "With several hundred prints Izumiya Ichibei is among the most successful and productive publishers in the history of Japanese woodblock prints. As early as 1686, Izumiya was active as a publisher but his first prints date from around 1776, ninety years later." Marks gives of some of the dates of the various holders of the house name: Ichibei I died in 1730; Ichibei II in 1753; #3 in 1781; #4 in 1823 and #5 in 1826.

 

"In the book 'Gathering of Views of Famous Sights along the Tōkaidō' (Tōkaidō meisho zue) from 1797

is an illustration of Izumiya's shop, located directly next to fellow publisher Masuya."

 

"In 1790, Izumiya was a founding member of the Picture Book and Print Publishers Guild (Jihon toiya) and was still listed as a member in 1807 and in 1851 as a member of the Old Faction (Motogumi) of the guild. In the ninth month of 1820 he is also a founding member of the Book Publishers Guild (Shomotsu toiya) and in 1851 a member of the Nakadōri Faction (Nakadōrigumi) of this guild." In 1812 and 1813 he functioned as a censor. Dr. Marks ends his text entry on this publisher with this: "Following the new rules, Izumiya Ichibei signed as Yamanaka Ichibei since 1876. The last known publications date to 1886, indicating that the publishing firm ceased to exist after being in business for 200 years." Source and quotes from Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 (p. 208).

The Utamaro print

shown to the right is

from the Lyon Collection.

 

Click on it to see more information.

 

 

Marks seal #25-365

 

Marks notes that this particular seal was used from the 1780s until the first decade of the 19th century.

The seal on this print is
particularly curious. The
outside lines create a
mock Genji-mon motif.
This seal may only appear
on this Rutstic Genji
series.

Click on it to see more information.


 

Marks seal #24-056

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used in the 1850s.

 

 

 

The print to the left was

designed by Toyokuni III

and is the center panel of

a triptych.

 

Marks seal #30-039

 

Marks notes that this particular seal was used between

1855 and 1860.

 

This seal is not

in Marks.

 

 

 

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used in the 1830s.

 

Marks seal #25-363

 

 

 

Izumi Katsujirō

 

Marks #176

和泉勝次郎

 

いずみや

かつじろう

Tokyo

 

The Kunimaru II to the

right is from a triptych

in the Lyon Collection.

 

Click on it to see

the whole composition.

 

 

This seal is not

in Marks.

 

Ikukatsu,

Kunimaru II,

Kuniyoshi

(posthumously printed)

Marks gives the dates

as ca. 1891, but

we know of a print

from 1886.

 

 

Izutsu-ya Denbei

( Seal name - Iden  - 井伝)

 

Marks #186

井筒屋

伝兵衞

 

いづつや

でんべえ

Osaka

There is no link to the

Hokushū print shown above.

 

Marks seal

#07-030

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1822-35.

Ashiyuki, Chikakuni,

Ganjōsai,

Hidekuni,

Hikokuni,

Hokuei, Hokuho,

Hokumei, Hokushū, Kiyokuni, Kunihiro,  Sadakazu, Shibakuni,

Shuncho,

Shunju, Shunkō,

Tamikuni,  

Toshikuni, Umeharu, Umekuni, Yoshikuni, Yoshiyuki

Marks gives the dates

as ca. 1822-35.

         

 

 

Izu-ya Sankichi

(Seal name - Izusan 伊豆三

Marks #189

 

伊豆屋三吉

いずや

さんきち

Edo/Tokyo

 

Marks seal

#22-016

 

Andreas Marks notes that this seal was used in 1852.

Kuniyoshi,

Shigekiyo,

Toyokuni III

Andreas Marks gives the dates ca. 1850-74

 for this publisher

 Robinson spells this as Idzu-San.

           

Izutsu-ya

Shōkichi

 

Marks #188

井筒屋

庄吉

いづつや

しょうきち

Edo

 

To learn more about this print from

the Lyon Collection
click on the image above.

 

 

Marks seal #21-060

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between the 3rd Month, 1852 to 1855.

 

Hiroshige,

Kunichika, Kunifuku,

 Kunisada, Kuniyasu,

Kuniyoshi, Sadahide,  

Yoshifuji, Yoshitora

Andreas Marks gives

the dates ca. 1849-65

 for this publisher

 

 

 

The Kuniyoshi print

shown to the right 

is from the collection of

the Museum of Fine Arts,

Boston.

 

 

 

Marks seal #01-054

 

Marks says that this

seal was used between

1849 and IV/1852.

       

 

 

Marks seal #24-055

 

Marks says that this

seal was used between

XII/1852 and 1865.

 

 

 

 

Jōshū-ya Jūzō

Marks #191

上州屋

重蔵

じょうしゅうや

じゅうぞう

Edo/ Tokyo

 

The print shown to the right  is not one we have offered. It has been contributed to this site by K. S. of Germany. For this we are grateful.

 

Marks seal #01-065

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1812-60s.

Hiroshige II, Hōshō,

Kiyomitsu II, Kunichika,

as both Kunisada & Toyokuni III,

Kunisada II, Kunisada III,

Kuniteru,

Kuniyasu, Kuniyoshi

Kyōsai,

Sadafusa, Shuntei,

Toyokuni I, Yoshiiku,

Yoshimune,

 Yoshitomi, Yoshitsuya

Andrea Marks gives two

different dates for the start

of this publishing firm - ca. 1812

and ca. 1823, but we believe

this is probably due to an

 editing error. The end date is

1876.

"There has been some confusion with the publisher's first name being Jūzō or Jūbei, as the seals that Jōshūya mostly used do not tell that information. One source tells us that Jūzō inherited the business in the second month of 1862 from his father Jūbei  [兵衛] and Jūzō's son was Jūshichi. Another source says that in the ninth month of 1863 the son Chiyomatsu inherited the business and took the name Jūzō. However, an inheritance in 1862/63 by Jūzō is contradicted by the name Jūzō appearing on some prints from the 1830s and 1840s as well as being listed in the Guild members from 1851. In fact, it was Jūbei who inherited the business from Jūzō as a game board by Hiroshige II exists... with his name on it. Unfortunately a date for this game board could not be verified." Source and quotes from Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 by Andreas Marks, p. 256.

This seal was used on

a Toyokuni III print

in 1843-5

 

Marks seal #23-039

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1844-45.

 

 

Jōshū-ya Kinzō

(aka Shofukudō)

Marks #192

上州屋

金蔵

じょうしゅうや

きんぞう

Edo/ Tokyo

Eisen, Hiroshige,

as both Kunisada & Toyokuni III,

Kuniteru, Kuniyoshi, Kyōsai,

Toyokuni II, Yoshifuji

Yoshiiku, Yoshikazu,

Yoshitora, Yoshitori-jo

Andreas Marks gives

the dates ca. 1837-72

 for this publisher

 

     

The Kuniyoshi print

shown to the right is

from the Lyon Collection.

 

Click on it to see more information.

 

Marks seal #22-057

       

To the right is an alternative

seal for Jōshū-ya Kinzō.

 

Marks seal #25-293

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1860-64.

       

 

Marks seal #25-293(?)

 

Andreas Marks notes that this particular seal was used between 1841-64.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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