Alphabetical List of Kuniyoshis Print Series

A - F

Japanese Name

English Name

Description

Date

Robinson

1961*

Robinson

1982

Ada-uchi chk den

Stories of dutifulness and loyalty in revenge

Heroes of revenge stories

c. 1847-8

45

S53

Aisho kagami

Perfect matches

Fan prints of women with inset male head

c. 1848

 

 

Aratamete tanuki no tawamure

More fun with raccoon dogs

Comic and slightly vulgar horizontal chban

1844-1846

 

 

Asakura kazuyo

The Life of Asakura

Scenes from Higashiyama Sakura sshi

1851

 

 

Atari doshi inu no tawamure

Successful plays with frolicking dogs

Comic horizontal chban

1850

 

 

Au-mi hakkei

Personal encounters for the eight views

Theatrical

1848

178

 

Bijin zoroi mutsumaji sankyoku

Three intimate tunes played by selected beauties

Fan prints of women

c. 1845

 

 

Bigyoku imay fzoku

Gems of modem customs

Women

c. 1850

160

 

Buy go-gy

Warriors for the five elements

Heroes (tanzakuban)

c. 1840

24

 

Buy hyaku den

A hundred stories of military valor

Heroic scenes

c. 1836

23

S9

Buyei meiba kurabe

Comparison of the famous horses of brilliant soldiers

Heroes, horses inset

c. 1847-8

67

S50

Buyei my kagami

Mirror of military excellence and fierce courage

Heroes

c. 1836

 

S7

Buy chigaragusa

Examples of valor

Actors in roles

c. 1847-48

 

 

Buy go-gy

Heroes for the five elements

Heroes

c. 1840

 

S16

Buy mitate jnishi

Choice of heroes for the twelve signs

Heroes (chtanzakuban)

c. 1840

22

S17

Buy nazorae Genji

Heroic comparisons for the chapters of Genji

Heroes (tanzakuban)

c. 1843

27

S28

Chitatsusei nanaj-in hachimai uchi

72 earthly stars of the 108 heroes of the Suikoden in eight sheets

Nine Suikoden heroes on each sheet

1830

 

 

Chiy rokkasen

Selection of six men of wisdom and courage

Heroes

c. 1850

52

S67

Choke meiyo kijin den

Stories of remarkable persons of loyalty and high reputation

Heroes

c. 1845

 

S35

Chk meiyo kijin den

Stories of people famous for loyalty and filial devotion

Dramatic characters

c. 1845

35

 

Chk tenarai-zshi

Copy-book of loyalty

Loyal heroes

c. 1845

 

S41

Chk tken meijin kagami

Mirror of the loyal persons famed for the sword

Dramatic characters

1847

55

 

Chshin gishi kmei kurabe

Comparison of the high renown of the loyal retainers and faithful samurai

The forty-seven rnin

1848

78

S57

Chshin giy kagami

Mirror of the loyal courage of the faithful retainers

Actors heads with landscape backgrounds

1852

206

 

Chshingura

Chshingura

Characters in pairs

1849

 

 

Chshingura gojsan tsugi

The fifty-three post-stations of the Chshingura

Characters in pairs with inset landscape

c. 1851

 

S72

Dai Nippon rokujyo-sh no uchi

The sixty-odd provinces of Japan

Dramatic characters

c. 1845

37

S36

Daigwan jju ari-ga-taki-jima

Waterfall-striped materials in answer to earnest prayer

Half-length women with waterfall inset

c. 1845

111

 

Date moy kekki kurabe

Comparisons of physical energy, Date style

Heroes

c. 1845-6

174

S42

Date otoko kish kurabe

Comparisons of the spirits of able men

Theatrical (three-quarter length figures)

c. 1850

172

 

Denka chaya adauchi

Vengeance at Denka Tea House

Theatrical (horizontal ban)

1854

 

 

Dogai kesho no tawamure

Brushes with make-up off the beaten path

Comic fan prints

 

 

 

Dke

Clowning around

Comic horizontal ban

c. 1839-1842

 

 

Dke Chchingura

Comic paper lantern Chshingura

Comic horizontal chban

1830

 

 

Dke Daruma asobi

Darumas buffoonery

Actors caricatured as Daruma

1847-48

191

 

Dke jruri zukushi

Collection of humorous scenes from Jruri drama

Burlesques of comic musical plays (horizontal chban)

1855

215

 

Dke j-ni-shi

Comic twelve signs

Animals in comic situations (horizontal chban)

1855

 

 

Dke j-ni-shi

Comic twelve signs

Animals in comic situations (vertical chban)

Mid 1850s

 

 

Dke jyunigatsu no uchi

Twelve months of buffoonery

Comic vertical chban

c. 1839-42

 

 

Dke miburi j-ni-shi

Comic parts for the Twelve Signs

Theatrical caricatures

c. 1848

180

 

Dke sanjroku ges

Thirty-six comical faces of actors off stage

Six actors busts per ban sheet

1847-1852

 

 

Dke tanuki no...

The popular raccoon dogs as...

Comic and slightly vulgar

1846

 

 

Dke tmorokoshi

Comic sweet corn

Actors faces on corn (horizontal chban)

1845

 

 

Echigo jhassh

Eighteen generals of Echigo Province

Warriors

1854

 

S83

Edo jiman meibutsu kurabe

Various specialties of Edo districts

Women

1843-1846

 

 

Edo jiman tsei ji-ire

The pride of Edo: going into modern service

Women and inset dramatic characters

c. 1850

107

 

Edo meisho

Famous views of Edo

Womens heads (fan prints)

1851-1853

 

 

Edo meisho bijin kagami

Famous views of Edo mirrored by beautiful girls

Women

c. 1833

144

 

Edo meisho kusaki zukushi

A collection of plants and trees at Edos famous places

Women (triptychs)

1843-1844

 

 

Edo meisho mitate jnikagetsu no uchi roku jni

Famous views of Edo selected for the twelve months

Theatrical

1852

210

 

Edo meisho no uchi

Famous views of Edo

Women (triptychs)

c.1843

157

 

Edo no hana no gonin otoko

Flowers of Edo: five otokodate

Actors (same title also used for polyptychs)

1850

 

 

Eiy goshiki awase

Heroes matched to the five colors

Heroes

1857

 

S91

Eiy ippyaku den

A hundred heroic stories

Heroes

c. 1851

 

S69

Eiy kumiu kagami

Mirror of heroes scrimmages

Heroes in combat

 

 

 

Eiy rokkasen

Six select heroes

Heroes

1853

56

S81

Eiy san-j-rokkasen

Thirty-six hero-poets

Heroes

1852-2

59

S77

Eiy Yamato jni-shi

Japanese heroes for the twelve signs

Warriors

1854

73

S84

Eiy Yamato Suikoden

Suikoden of Japanese heroes

Japanese heroes

c. 1843

 

S24

E-kydai mitate

Select brother-pictures

Noh plays (fan prints)

1847-50

221

 

E-kydai mitate musha awase

Brother-pictures: a select comparison of warriors

Figures with inset pictures of warriors

c. 1834

91

 

E-kydai mitate san-j bokkwa-sen

Selected brother-pictures of 30 chosen trees and flowers

Theatrical (large heads)

c. 1845

155

 

E-kydai raso sugata

Eighty forms of brother-pictures

Women with historical insets

c. 1845

104

 

E-kydai uchibiki ni-j-shi k

Brother-pictures for the twenty-four paragons of filial piety

Women

c. 1840

122

 

Enkyoku zoroi

A collection of charming music

Fan prints of women

1853

 

 

Enjo takara awase

Matching of treasures with charming women

Fan prints of women

 

 

 

Enshi j-roku josen

Sixteen female Sennin, charming creatures

Women

c. 1847

58

 

Fujin tewaza kagami

Mirror of womens tasks

Women

c. 1843

141

 

Fujo ichidai kagami

The mirrors of womens lives

Fan prints of women

 

 

 

Fujo kagami

Mirror of women

Women

c. 1843

151

 

Fukurokuju atama no tawamure

Fun with Fukurokujus head

Comic horizontal chban

c. 1840

194

 

Fry kodomo odori zukushi

Fashionable series of childrens dances

Children

c. 1840

142

 

Fry meitji zukushi

Fashionable series of important characters

Women

c. 1843

127

 

Fry mitate kaizukushi

Select series of shells in elegant taste

Women

c. 1834-1835

 

 

Fry onna rokkasen

Six fashionable female poetic Immortals

Life-like dolls

1853

 

 

Fry rokkwa sen

Fashionable choice of six flowers

Women

c. 1843

101

 

Fzoku onna Suikoden

Suikoden of womens customs

Women (surimono)

c. 1830

148

 

* Robinson 1961 indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

Robinson 1982 indicates listing in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.

Marks indicates listing in Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium by Andreas Marks, 2011, Hotei Publishing, Leiden

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