Ephemera and Miscellaneous

IHL Cat. #2436

Advertisement for Isshin kōsha approved lodging when visiting Konpira Shrine, c. 1875-1890

unknown artist

possibly published by Isshin kōsha, a type of pilgrim cooperative


金刀比羅 蒸気出航所

image: 8 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.

sheet: 8 3/4 x 14 5/8 in.

IHL Cat. #557 

Map of Ise Shrine Pilgrimage Route, 1892


unknown artist

image: 8 5/16 x 12 1/4 in.

sheet: 9 x 13 in. 

IHL Cat. #2067

Illustration of a Sawyer, 1915

Kobiki no zu 木挽の図 

Anamorphosis picture appearing in the July 1915 issue of the magazine 浮世絵 Ukiyo-e, unknown artist

published by 浮世絵社 (Ukiyoe sha)

scabbard print 鞘繪 (saya-e)

sheet: 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. 

IHL Cat. #1286 

Patent Medicine Advertisement - From Science and Experience: Essential Medicines for Health,

undated, unknown artist

image: 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. 

sheet: 7 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.

IHL Cat. #2659

Third National Industrial Exhibition Bronze Medal Award for Exquisitely Skillful Performance, 1890

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IHL Cat. #1764

Kiyomizu Temple Collection: Folding Screen with Geisha and Dancer Illustrations, Reduced Size, undated


unknown artist

image: 8 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.

sheet: 8 3/4 x 14 5/8 in.

IHL Cat. #1543

Votive print (#18) for the Votive Women's Association 納札 婦人會 picturing Lake Hamana 濱各湖 (top) Futaminoura 

二見浦 (bottom)

Takeda Keihō (1873-1942)

nōsatsu (Japanese shrine and temple votive slip)

image: 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.

sheet: 11 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.

IHL Cat. #1848

Battle on roof of Hōryūkaku, from the play Tale of the Eight Dog Heroes,

c. late 1800s

Hakkenden Hōryūkaku 八犬傳芳流閣

 unknown artist 

2nd sheet of construction toy print (kumiage-e; omocha-e)

image: 13 1/6 x 8 3/4 in.

sheet: 13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.

IHL Cat. #2090

明治廿八平之京都, 1895

 Meiji 28, Hirano, Kyoto

Poster announcing the Fourth National Industrial Exposition in Kyoto in celebration of the 1100 year anniversary of the city’s founding,

unknown artist

image and sheet: 22 x 15 3/8 in.

IHL Cat. #2038

Holiday Card depicting Battleship Island (Gunkanijima),

c. late 1930s-early 1940s

(site of Mitsubishi Hashima Coal Mine)

unknown artist

image: 5 9/16 x 3 11/16 in.

sheet: 5 5/8 x 3 13/16 in.

IHL Cat. #2229a-w

Picture Card Show

In Honor of Meritorious Deeds, 1942



Nonoguchi Shigeru 野々口重

[lithograph; 紙芝居 kamishibai]

published by Nippon kyōiku kamishibai kyōkai

(Japanese Educational Picture Story Association)

image: 10 1/2 x 15 in. 

sheet: 10 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.

IHL Cat. #2585

Western Clown Show, undated

unknown artist


IHL Cat. #2514

Circus (detail), artist and publisher Hasegawa Sonokichi

The print likely served as an advertisement for the Italian impresario Giuseppe Chiarini's Royal Italian Circus which performed in Japan (including a performance for Emperor Meiji) in the summer of 1886. His troupe included acrobatic young women on horses, as depicted above, and wild animals. Chiariini's circus was not the first to perform in Japan with Richard Risley ("Professor Risley") bringing his circus company in March 1864 and the Frenchman Louis Soullier bringing his circus to Japan in 1871. 

image and sheet: 6 3/4 x 9 3/16 in. 

IHL Cat. #2586

Street Clown Show, undated

unknown artist

しんぱん どうけ尽