A Collection of Childrenĺs Dances

(Kodomo odori zukushi, 子供踊尽)

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Shigez˘

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).á The different publishers, and variations in layout, suggest that they were not originally intended to be a single series.á These prints are not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á 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 Hareĺs Foot Fern Seller Ohana

Description: Child as an actor with a basket of ferns

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Shigez˘

 

 

Title: Konobei (此兵衛)

Description: Child as Konobei

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Shigez˘

 

 

 

Title: Miyakodori no Oshizu (都鳥のおしづ)

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

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Shigez˘

 

 

 

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

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