Animated Cherry Petals

(ほふづきづくし)

Publisher: Ebisu-ya Shokichi

c. 1840-1842

 

These prints are of chűban size (approximately 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) and were originally printed two per sheet on ˘ban sized paper (approximately 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters).á This series of prints is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

 

Centipede

 

 

 

The Great Leap of Ushiwakamaru (Yoshitsune)

 

Going to Worship at a Shrine for Purification

 

Kanshin (Han Sin in Chinese) suffering the humiliation of crawling between the legs of ruffians.á

 

Yoshitsune and Benkei fighting on Goj˘ Bridge

 

The leaf in the right lower corner resembles the posts of Goj˘ Bridge

This is another state of the above print with blue substituting for green.á There are also some changes in the bridge post.

 

Ghost (frightened by an ear of corn)

 

 

Contests of strength

 

 

Sum˘

Description: This fan print (uchiwa-e) of cherry petals rehearsing music is clearly related to the above series

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

 

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