A Collection of Pictures in Modern Style
(Imay˘ gakumen awase, 今様額面合)
This series of uchiwa (non-folding fan) prints shows women with framed pictures.á The term ômodern styleö refers to the pictures being framed ̶ a practice recently imported from the West.á The series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).
Description: Woman holding
a fan and burning a taper beside a portrait of Soga no Jur˘
Description: Woman with a partially
unrolled letter before a portrait of S˘j˘-b˘, king
of the tengu
Description: Woman with picture of Soga no Gor˘ after having his kusazuri
(plates hanging from the belt of traditional Japanese armor) ripped off by
I am grateful to Robert Pryor for information
about this print.
Description: Woman writing with a picture of
Minamoto no Yoshitsune under the cherry tree at