Forty-eight Habits of the Floating World

(Ukiyo shi-ju-hachi kuse, 浮世四十八癖)

Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwaz

c. 1846

 

This series is listed as number 143 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ban.

 

Title: The habit of adjusting an obi (sash)

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Title: The habit of lighting a pipe (はなしをきゝたがる)

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Title: The habit of yawning

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A later and simplified edition of the above print

 

Title: The habit of slow walking (Kanpo)

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A later and simplified edition of the above print

 

Title: The habit of offering more sake (すゝめるくせ)

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Image courtesy of Kate Zotova

 

Title: The habit of working (仕事をするくせ)

Description: Beauty taking a break while sewing a kimono)

 

Image courtesy of Kate Zotova

 

A later and simplified edition of the above print

 

Title: The habit of reading books

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Description: A young woman on the engawa of her house using a hand-mirror to adjust her make-up

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

 

Title: せハをするくせ

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