A Collection of Childrens Dances

(Kodomo odori zukushi, 子供踊尽)

Publisher: Jsh-ya Jz

c. 1841-1842

 

These prints show children in the guise of kabuki actors, and all bear the title Kodomo odori zukushi (子供踊尽). These prints are not listed 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. I am grateful to Robert Pryor for his contributions to this series.

 

Title: The Shinobu Hares Foot Fern Seller Ohana

Description: Child as an actor with a basket of ferns

 

 

Title: Konobei (此兵衛)

Description: Child as Konobei

 

 

 

Title: Miyakodori no Oshizu (都鳥のおしづ)

Description: Child as Miyakodori no Oshizu standing in front of a stage prop

 

 

 

Title: Matsukaze (松風)

Description: Child dancing with fan

 

Robinson refers to listing of the series in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

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